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March 24 and 25

PARTY OF THE MUSES — a program of premieres and Tempesta firsts

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Saturday, March 24, 8:00
Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street

Sunday, March 25, 4:00
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill

To cap our two-year celebration of Fasch, we introduce four composers who are new to us and maybe to you, too. We present Kusser’s theatrical overture, Party of the Muses, a tour-de-force violin concerto by Locatelli, and modern premieres of a sinfonia by Endler and a concerto grosso by Stölzel, all alongside Fasch’s rip-roaring Orchestral Suite in F.

PROGRAM:
Orchestral Suite in F, FWV K:F1* — Johann Friedrich Fasch
Violin Concerto in B flat, Op 3 No 7 — Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Sinfonia in G — Johann Samuel Endler (modern premiere)
Concerto Grosso in E Minor — Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (modern premiere)
Le Festin des Muses, Suite IV — Johann Sigismund Kusser

*Part of our live-in-concert, modern-premieres recording for Chandos to be released in 2012.

Hear a sample: Johann Friedrich Fasch: Suite in F: Gavotte.

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