WASHINGTON FRIENDS OF MUSIC
2015 New Year's Day Concert
followed by a festive Champagne Reception
with THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS playing music by J.S. Bach, Haendel, Vivaldi and others with horns, trumpets, oboe, strings, timpani and basso continuo.
Concert starts at 4:00pm followed by a festive Champagne Reception with the musicians of The New Baroque Soloists.
TICKETS: In Advance: $30 --- First Time Guests: $20
At the Door $35
Please make your check payable to WFM and mail to: WFM, c/o Thomas Daniels, PO Box 1284, Washington, CT 06793
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As the ticket price does not cover the cost of these performances, we count on your continued support.
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Pictures from the final concert on 8/14/14 and The Garden Party at "Brush Hill Gardens"

Thank you Greg for these great photos!
                                                                                        Gregory G. Davis
                                                                                ggdavis.com Photography






Douglas (Doug) Myers, trumpet and horn, WFM Artistic Director and founder of The New Baroque Soloists

                   Benjamin Woodward, pianoforte, playing Bach's Fugue in C# minor BWV 849


Paul Lueders, oboe, playing Adagio for Oboe, Strings + Basso continuo BWV 249.1/b




                                         BRAVO, BRAVO  New Baroque Soloists !



                             And now it's on to the Garden Party at "Brush Hill Gardens"















More pictures from The Garden Party









  THANK YOU Barbara and Charlie Robinson for this wonderful party in your magical "Brush Hill Gardens."


                         
                            We are ready for the next concert (and party) on January 1st, 2015


Program for Summer Concert #2


We are very excited to announce that the Brandenburg Concerto #5 will be played on a genuine harpsichord - to give you an idea listen to this classic cut played by Karl Richter in the 1970's:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK6-x9sdEYo















If you think we love music - we love to party even more ;-)



Music Lovers come from near and far - like Buffalo ;-)



- or much closer: Susan & John Payne. Thank you for your amazing support of WFM!!

Linda, Ine (if you want to be at a great party, get on her A-list http://www.hiddenvalleyct.com/ and Jayne (XOXO) - it's clear, Tympani players have all the fun ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifhkMOXgP3E



The double bass player David Romano (we'd love to have you back!) here with dynamo Barbara Paul Robinson aka "the woman who broke all the glass ceilings." Some of her FIRSTS: FIRST female partner @ prominent international law firm, FIRST female President of the New York City Bar Association and book author of "Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener".  Not sure how she managed to get along with Rosemary - even Charles, Prince of Wales, had problems with her  LOL

Barbara's MAGIC "Brush Hill Gardens" is a MUST SEE http://www.brushhillgardens.com - and thanks to Washington Friends of Music you CAN! 

Buy a concert ticket and make a donation of $50 or more and be part of the famous Brush Hill Gardens Fundraiser Party - right after the last concert on Aug 14! 

BE THERE!


Many more shots (even with me, the good looking tall guy ;-) can be found here
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ggdavis/sets/72157645674374297/

A BIG THANK YOU to Greg Davis of www.GGDavis.com the photographer who won a free concert ticket at the raffle WFM held at the recent Green Fair in Washington. Greg came to the opening concert and took all these great photos - there is a LOT of talent in Litchfield County!

And a  HUGE THANK YOU to Bill Fore from County Wines in New Preston who provides WFM with unlimited quantities of this delicious Rose Bubbly - for the last 3 years it has been the official WFM house drink - and there is much more at his shop - wonderful wines, spirits and cheeses, too! Talk to him. http://www.newprestonct.com/countywine.html
What else do we need? Oh yes - excellent baguettes - go early to see Michael at The Pantry in Washington Depot to pick up your daily supply and much more - yummy!
http://www.litchfieldcty.com/dining/pantry.html



Kudos to Douglas (Doug) Myers who has the magic touch to find the BIG talents

"Blown away!"....."I can't believe this kind of first class music is available in Washington"....."Why go to Carnegie Hall if you have this in your backyard?"


Another speciality of NBS: arrangements you have never heard before

Bach's Sonata in G Major for Violin, Viola da gamba and Basso continuo BWV 1027
played in Washington by David Romano (double bass), Mihai Marica (cello), Barbora Kolarova (violin), Vincent Lionti (viola) and Ben Woodward (basso continuo).  These arrangements are created by Douglas Myers and Ben Woodward. You have to hear them! As you can see, concert goers and the musicians loved it! There is something special going on in the Historic Meeting House in Washington, CT :)

The trademark of THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS: its wind section. Oboist Amanda Hardy and founder of NBS Douglas Myers, trumpet/corno da caccia (piccolo French horn)


The addition of double bass (far left) and the tympani (far right) makes a huge difference - you have to hear it!