2016 NEW YEAR'S DAY CONCERT with THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS ** Limited Seating - 380 tickets available BUY NOW
WASHINGTON FRIENDS OF MUSIC
2016 NEW YEAR'S DAY CONCERT
4pm followed by festive Champagne Reception
THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS perform music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, with horns, trumpets, oboe, strings, timpani, and organ at the Historic Meeting House on the Green, 6 Kirby Road, Washington, CT, followed by a bubbly reception with the musicians. Facilities are handicapped accessible.
TICKETS: In Advance: $30 --- First Time Guests: $25
At the Door $35
*** Tickets will be held for you at the door ***
NEW: Tickets are now available at The Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot.


Supporter $50, Friend $100, Donor $250
HOST level with special recognition: Sponsor $500, Patron $1,000
Your tax deductible gift to Washington Friends of Music is greatly appreciated!

End of season concert 8/21/2015 and now it is party time till December!

Board Member Waltraud Tammen welcomes the audience.

All pictures by Carl Weese.

Greg Davis was busy with recording the performance - a big THANK YOU to both of them! Here you can find all of Greg's shots from previous concerts and much more.

   Welcome back Terence Flanagan, one of the country's leading organists!

Derek Ratzenboeck, violin, has played throughout the 2015 Summer Festival. Cellist Mihai Marica played at last year's Summer Festival - glad you were able to make it back to Washington.



Douglas Myers, founder of The New Baroque Soloists and WFM's Music Director gave a great performance as horn soloist playing one of his beloved Quantz discoveries. Another splendid play      
by oboists Kemp Jernigan!

Derek Ratzenboeck amazed the audience with Bach's Sonata No.2 for Violin alone

Cellist Mihai Marica introduced the last performance for the day - Handel's Sinfonia for Trumpet, Oboe, Violin and Basso continuo.

NOW ON TO THE PARTY AT ROBINSON'S MAGICAL BRUSH HILL GARDENS!

Yes - this luscious garden is in Washington, CT in climate zone 5b :) - congrats to Barbara Paul Robinson. All structures were created by in-house engineer Charlie Robinson - who says that bankers are not builders ;-)

Party guests could not believe how well connected Barbara is with the weather gods. Anyhow - the crowd loved her gardens and the party!

Two artists discussing the next show? Barbara von Schreiber of Washington Art Association fame and Gerald Incandela, one of three guests of tonight's party who made the Most Influential People in Litchfield County list last year, he just had a very successful show at the Five Points Gallery in Torrington. Besides that he designed the WFM logo and helped to develop our 'corporate' image.
Family picture: Georgianna Middlebrook (selected last year as one of the 50 most influential people in Litchfield County by TownVibe and Leslie Middlebrook-Moore in the background, wearing that chic jacket. Blue was one of the in-colors that evening.

Bob McWilliam is a big supporter of choral music, here in talks with violinist Derek Ratzenboeck.

Romanian born cellist Mihai Marica meets Stephanie Fenwick, who has traveled extensively in Russia.

Thank you Carlos Canal Jr. for your gracious toast to WFM. Here he congratulates Derek on his splendid performance.

Watch out - three board members are a crowd! Douglas Myers, Charlie Robinson, Hermann Tammen. Too much fun there!

A short address by Hermann Tammen, President of WFM. Main message: THANK YOU ALL for another successful season. Record crowds of concertgoers from near and far enjoyed four wonderful performances throughout the 2015 WFM Summer Concert Festival with The New Baroque Soloists.

What is being discussed here? Could it be that WFM will have a real harpsichord next season? Names withheld to protect involved parties but ex-bankers like to do deals all the time. Stay tuned!

    Is it true that Barbara controls the weather?


Noted landscape designer Wesley Rouse quips "Of cause - it is true - today is the final proof." Next to him are Marty Rook of New Preston Kitchen Goods (yes - he is on that famous Top 50 list, too) and Richard Wallgren. Looking for a pied-à-terre in the City - Richard has one left just for you at 432 Park Ave  ;-)
 
 

Joe Mustich, WFM Board Member, in discussion with Derek Ratzenboeck.

The GARDEN PARTY is on!









Pictures from concert # 3 --- thank you Carl Weese and Greg Davis!



Derek Ratzenboeck, violin, Adda Kridler, violin, Joseph Lee, cello, Barbara Lister-Sink, harpsichord and piano, Douglas Myers, trumpet and horn, Kemp Jernigan, oboe.


Internationally acclaimed pianist Barbara Lister-Sink gave a superb performance of Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor.










Special thanks go to Greg Davis colleague Steven Laisi, who recorded several of the concerts in Washington - we can't wait to get the CD ready.

Highlights from Concert #1 as seen by Greg Davis


Indeed - the sun briefly 'highlighted' some musicians of The New Baroque Soloist.


Here is Elliot Wallace with his gleaming tympani.


The discovery of the night was the exiting playing of oboist Kemp Jernigan.



Ben Woodward ready to rock the organ and audience with his powerful play of Bach's famous Toccata and Fugue.



The string section of today's concert with Derek Ratzenboeck (violin) ,Vincent Lionti (viola) and first time visitor to Washington Clarice Jensen playing the violoncello.


Clarice had also a well received soloist performance with her favored piece from Bach's Prelude from the Fifth Suite for Violoncello Alone.


A special feature of The New Baroque Soloists is the trumpet and horn section. Andrew Garcia introduces the last performance of the day, a Sinfonia for trumpets, oboe, strings and basso continue from Bach. Only the best are invited to be the solo trumpet of the West Point Military Academy and
he is the one!