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2017-2018 Season

Telemann 360º

This Fall, discover baroque Germany’s favorite composer, Georg Philipp Telemann, through ear-opening performances of orchestral and chamber music, a mixed-discipline talk-show, and pop-up events in gardens, pubs, museums and boats across Philadelphia.

The Case for Telemann

A talk show with live performances by Tempesta di Mare about Telemann, his music, and the shifting sands of reputation from the perspectives of an art historian, a psychologist, two musicologists and a performer. Free add-on with any Season Pass.

Wednesday, October 11th @ 6:00 PM

Independence Seaport Museum

The Faithful Music Master

Telemann's Chamber Music, collected by his Peers: Contemporaries like Bach and Handel collected Telemann’s extraordinary body of chamber music for enjoyment, study and use at work. We’ll perform music spanning Telemann’s long career, including the modern premiere of a cantata that was performed in Pennsylvania during his lifetime.

Saturday, September 23rd @ 8:00 PM

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

Friday, October 13th @ 8:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Fire & Invention

Telemann's Showpieces for the Dresden Orchestra: Two grand pull-out-all-the-stops concertos for orchestra, and the modern premiere of six new-found entr’actes by Telemann, written for the finest band of his day, the Dresden Hofkapelle, and collected by its concertmaster, Telemann’s close friend Pisendel.

Saturday, October 14 @ 8:00 PM

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Perelman Theater


The Holidays in Italy

To usher in some Mediterranean warmth and light: chamber music from Venice, Rome, and Naples spanning the late Renaissance to the high baroque by Vivaldi, Gabrieli, Pez, Falconieri and Valentini. Something festive, peaceful, and heraldic to remedy the dark and chill of winter.

Friday, December 1 @ 8:00 PM

Episcopal Cathedral

Saturday, December 2 @ 8:00 PM

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill


Character, Allegory and Imagination

The craft of musical representation for orchestra, with a heady depiction of the stages of love by Couperin, an earthy sketch of commedia dell’ arte figures by Telemann, a tribute to dance by Rebel, and a monument to imagination by Handel.

Friday, January 26 @ 8:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Saturday, January 27 @ 8:00 PM

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

Artist Recital Series

This Scepter'd Isle

Rebecca Harris, violin with Richard Stone, lute

Tempesta’s principal second violin journeys to her native England and the dawn of the eighteenth century, with music by Britons from its palaces, coast, and ballrooms.

Saturday, February 24 @ 5:00 PM

Chapel, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

Sunday, February 25 @ 3:00 PM

Powel House

Artist Recital Series

Goldberg Variations

Adam Pearl, harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach’s famed Goldberg Variations—30 remarkable interpretations of a single aria—get a fresh perspective by Tempesta’s harpsichordist Adam Pearl.

Friday, March 16 @ 7:30 PM

Hill-Physick House

Saturday, March 17 @ 5:00 PM

Woodmere Art Museum

Artist Recital Series

Art of the Fugue

Gwyn Roberts, Héloïse Degrugillier,
Priscilla Herreid & Rainer Beckmann, recorders

Four Tempesta recorder virtuosi inhabit Bach’s iconic, encyclopedic, and unfinished last word on the musical form most associated with him: the fugue.

Friday, April 13 @ 7:30 PM

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Chestnut Hill

Saturday, April 14 @ 5:00 PM

University Lutheran Church

River Music

Bach & Telemann on Water’s Edge

A joyful Bach birthday cantata, “Schleicht, spielende Wellen,” whose four soloists each personify a river to acclaim the good they bring to the festive accompaniment of the orchestra, plus the modern premiere of Telemann’s Miserere, written for another great river city: Frankfurt am Main. With Laura Heimes, Meg Bragle, Aaron Sheehan and Randall Scarlata.

Saturday, May 19 @ 8:00 PM

Independence Seaport Museum

Sunday, May 20 @ 4:00 PM

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill