Upcoming Concerts – Burning River Baroque – Comédie et Caffé: Irreverent 18th-Century French Chamber Music
“Superb musicianship…Burning River Baroque left an indelible
imprint on my psyche.” – The Boston Musical Intelligencer
A witty light-hearted program sure to entertain all audiences! 18th-
century salon music by Bernier, Corrette, Grandval and Rameau: A
playful ode to the wonders of coffee, a virtuosic Concerto Comique,
an instrumental ‘pantomime’, and a tongue-in-cheek cantata
parodying the ‘pop hits’ of the French Baroque!
Upcoming Concerts – Burning River Baroque & New Comma Baroque – The Viol Under-Graun – Johann Gottlieb Graun’s Concerto for Violin, Viola da Gamba, Strings & Continuo in c-minor
As part of the Viola da Gamba Society of America’s Gamba Gamut,
a fringe concert event at the Boston Early Music Festival, New
Comma Baroque and Burning River Baroque combine to present
the rarely-heard virtuosic Concerto for Violin, Viola da Gamba,
Strings & Continuo in c-minor by Johann Gottlieb Graun.
Composed for performers at the court of Frederick the Great –
virtuoso violinist Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755) and gambist
Ludwig Christian Hesse (1716-1772) – this performance includes
cadenzas by the latter, a gambist who’s music has not survived to
the modern today. Rare among Baroque and Classical double
concerto repertoire, Graun’s concerto is filled with unusual
textures, heightened by his consummate knowledge of both
the violin and the viol evident in passage-work throughout. Join the revolution as we take the viol under-Graun!
VdGSA’s Gamba Gamut at the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe
Gordon Chapel, Old South Church, Boston, MA
Friday, June 12, 2015 11:00AM
Poster – http://tinyurl.com/BRBNCB6-12-2015Poster
For a comprehensive list of concerts and other events, please visit www.phillipwserna.com/concerts.