The New Baroque Soloists lead by Artistic Director Douglas Myers are ringing in the New Year for you!
The ten-member group, outstanding solo musicians and members of orchestras in New York City and Boston, are performing this year with critically acclaimed organist Jonathan Ryan and two outstanding members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra pieces by Bach, Handel, Quantz, and - an audience favorite - All’ Elevazione by Zipoli - uplifting indeed!
Derek Ratzenboeck, violin, Armanda Hardy, oboe, first time in Washington Miho Weber, cello, Ben Woodward, keyboards, and Douglas Myers, trumpet and founder/Artistic Director of THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS
BRAVO -- THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS -- a wonderful experience in Washington, CT !
Celebrate the conclusion of the concert festival with The New Baroque Soloists at the famous Hollister House Garden and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and wine at the WFM Benefit Party! Come to the final performance of the summer season on Friday, Aug. 12 at 5:30pm - then party with the musicians in a magical setting on a summer evening.
The WFM Summer Concert Festival enjoyed record attendances and special guests. With your support we were able to invite Suzanne Bona, popular radio show host of “Sunday Baroque” and renowned Violin Soloist Elmar Oliveira. Please continue supporting WFM – we would love to continue bringing you outstanding concerts and performances. Concert tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $20 for first-time guests, $10 for students; children are admitted free. For the Hollister House Benefit Party a $50 donation per person is requested. For information and purchasing tickets to the concert and the party see above. Tickets are also available at the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot.
Vincent Lionti (viola), Ben Woodward (keyboards), Song-A Cho (violin), Samuel Magill (cello), Jacquelyn Barlett (harp), and Douglas Myers, trumpet/horn, Artistic Director and founder of The New Baroque Soloists.
Tribute to the late Metta Wolfram, dear friend and Board Member, by WFM Co-Vice President Sari Max-Fiss.
Vincent explains the history of viola de gamba.
Bach's Sonata in D Major for Viola de gamba, Violin, Harp, and Cello BWV 1028; Arrangements by Douglas Myers and Continuo Realization by Ben Woodward.
If you look closely, you may see the pedals on the bottom of the harp. The pedal or concert harp is a technologically advanced instrument, particularly distinguished by its use of "pedals", foot controlled devices which can alter the pitch of given strings, making the instrument fully chromatic and thus able to play a wide body of classical repertoire.
Another fantastic soloist performance by cellist Samuel Magill, here with Ben on the piano performing Haydn's Sonata in C Major Hob. 6, Nr. 6 .
Bravo - Bravo - Bravo - we can't wait to be there again next Friday for the final concert.