FRIDAYS @ 5:30pm JULY 22 & 29, AUGUST 5 & 12

♫ JULY 29: Special guest world-renowned violin soloists ELMAR OLIVEIRA ♫
THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS will perform Bach, Telemann, Handel, at the Historic Meeting House on the Green, 6 Kirby Road, Washington, CT. Facilities are handicapped accessible and air-conditioned.
TICKETS: In Advance $25 --
At the Door $30 -- First Time Guests $20 -- Students $10 -- Children free
**** Tickets will be held for you at the door ****
Tickets also available at The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot

Supporter $50, Friend $100, Donor $250
HOST level with special recognition: Sponsor $500, Patron $1,000
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Suzanne Bona of SUNDAY BAROQUE is coming to the opening concert of the WFM SUMMER CONCERT FESTIVAL!

She will be flying in from Cincinnati to moderate the concert on July 22 at 5:30pm at the Historic Meeting House on the Green. 

A highlight of the evening will be the special benefit dinner with Suzanne, generously hosted by Charles and Barbara Robinson at their beautiful house and famous Brush Hill Gardens.

Suzanne is pleased to meet and greet the audience at a post-concert bubbly reception. Before the concert she will give a talk at 4pm at the GUNN LIBRARY about Sunday Baroque, the program she first created here in Connecticut thirty years ago and is broadcast by over one hundred of stations around the globe. Tune in on Sunday from 7am to 1pm on WSHU 91.1 Radio! 

At the concert nine members of THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS under the leadership of Douglas Myers will perform world premiere arrangements of Bach, Vivaldi, Torelli, and Quantz, many inspired by Suzanne’s program. 

Tickets for concert and benefit dinner at WashingtonCT4MusicTake advantage of the four-concert discount!

Registration for the pre-concert talk, open to the public, is requested by the Gunn Library in Washington 860.868.7586.

The WFM Summer Concert Festival continues on July 29, Aug. 5, and 12 with further special features.

             We raised $4,000 through GIVE LOCAL 2016!

Ideas for WFM's 2016 Summer Concert Festival: More Haendel

January 28, 2016 : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno

La Scala may have built its reputation on lavish productions of warhorses, but the house embraces an expansive view of the operatic canon, focusing its vast resources on less-performed genres—like the Baroque—as well. Starting with this theatrical realization of a Handel oratorio (already well-received in Berlin and Zurich, and in a brand new production here), the theatre will present one piece per season aimed at creating a new tradition of historically accurate Baroque performance: a rare move for such a big house. It’s worth paying attention to the stars both on and below stage: Baroque specialist Diego Fasolis will lead a period-instrument orchestra. Via Filodrammatici, Milan; 39-02/860-775. 

Through January 31: Ariodante at Dutch National Opera

Considered a gem of the Baroque opera seria genre, Handel’s Ariodante has a story worthy of Shakespeare: on the eve of his engagement in the palace of the King of Scotland, the titular prince is the victim of a ruse alleging his fiancée’s infidelity; said fiancée then proceeds to (nearly) lose her mind. Expect melodrama and intrigue in this take on the story, which won best new production at this year’s International Opera Awards. Amstel 3, Amsterdam; 31-20/625-5455.

2016 New Year's Day Concert with THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS --- all photos by Carl Weese

"... And with no further ado..." a record audience of 300+ music lovers welcome THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS.

                                                                                   Here we go:

Jonathan Allan, tympani,  Andrew Garcia, trumpet,  Nathan Mills, oboe and Douglas Myers, trumpet.
Douglas is the founder of THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS and wrote all the arrangements for tonight's performance.

The string section with well known faces from many performances in recent years, too: Vincent Lionti, viola,  premiere in Washington by David Calhoun, cello,  Song-A Cho, first violin and Derek Ratzenboeck, violin,  Terence Flanagan, keyboard continuo and organ.

A well loved feature of the concerts are the brief introduction of each music piece by one of the musicians. Here we have a closer look at Douglas' corno da caccia or piccolo French horn.

                                                        The next generation of music lovers - please come again !

Nathan Mills' fabulous performance of Alessandro Marcello's Adagio from Oboe Concerto in D minor - one of the many highlights on the first day of 2016!

                  Encore! Bravo! Encore! Encore!

                      THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOIST

and now it is on to the party

Aah - dessert! Cookies from The Pantry - thank you Michael!

Happy New Year!