Our 2012-2013 Concert Series
Our 2012-2013 season brings not just more music, but more ways and places to enjoy it, including our new Artist Recital Series at the Barnes and at Woodmere. Join us!
Orchestra and Chamber Series
Brandenburg 4 & Friends
October 20 & 21
The perfect introduction to what we do best: a mixture of well-known pieces and composers alongside our signature “discovery” programming. Music includes Bach’s iconic fourth Brandenburg Concerto, Vivaldi’s Concerto for the Dresden Orchestra and Rebel’s Characters of the Dance, plus audience favorites by Handel, Weiss and Fasch.
Art of the Prophets
December 8 & 9
Glorious German vocal and instrumental music from the peace-times that followed the devastation of the Thirty Years’ War, music so ravishing as to make us wonder why we’re only hearing it now. With singers Laura Heimes, Jennifer Lane, Aaron Sheehan and David Newman. Pre-concert talk by Prof. Tanya Kevorkian, Millersville University.
This program is supported by an Art Works grant through the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bach Trio Sonatas
February 2 & 3
J.S. Bach’s six organ sonatas both represent some of his very best sonata writing and rank among his least-performed music as organ music because they’re famously difficult on the keyboard. We have re-imagined the full set for chamber ensemble – music that is rich, deep, wicked, jaunty, impish, profound, hard-rocking and so much more.
This program is supported by the E. Nakamichi Foundation.
March 17 — one performance
Handel’s triumphant masterpiece in its original orchestration. For listeners accustomed to hearing the “Hallelujah Chorus” performed by a symphony orchestra and chorus, our collaboration with Choral Arts Philadelphia and four world-famous soloists, all baroque specialists, will be an ear-opening revelation. One performance only.
This program is supported by the Presser Foundation, with additional production support from
May 11 & 12
Cervantes’ Don Quixote, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Molière’s The Hypochondriac and Ovid’s Pygmalion in orchestral renditions by Telemann, Purcell, Charpentier and Rameau. Hear characters and stories come alive in a musical ‘audiobook’ experience.
Artist Recital Series
Tempesta at The Barnes
October 17, January 30 & May 8
A new series of solo recitals by our principal musicians, co-presented by The Barnes on the Parkway. Adam Pearl, Gwyn Roberts and Emlyn Ngai inaugurate the series with solo programs for harpsichord, recorder and violin. Gallery entry included with ticket.
October 17th: Adam Pearl, harpsichord
January 30th: Gwyn Roberts, recorder
Tempesta at Woodmere
November 4, January 27 & April 28
A new series of solo recitals by our principal musicians, co-presented by the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill. Adam Pearl, Gwyn Roberts and Emlyn Ngai inaugurate the series with solo programs for harpsichord, recorder and violin. Gallery entry included with ticket.
November 4th: Adam Pearl, harpsichord
January 27th: Gwyn Roberts, recorder