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May 21, 2020

Behind the Musik: A Handel Celebration

A Handel Celebration. Peaches and Hydrangeas After G.G., Paulette Tavormina

Program Notes by Ivars Taurins

Handel is able at one moment to deal with a panoply of monumental events and in the next to draw us into the most intimate workings of the heart and mind.

Apr 16, 2020

Grégoire Jeay introduces The Phantom of Goldberg

Grégoire Jeay, composer.

In our 2019/20 season, we are exploring how "old" can meet "new." This theme runs across our season in many ways, including six short new works by living composers written to complement the programs.

We are delighted to welcome Grégoire Jeay, who was commissioned to compose a new work for solo harpsichord for our Goldberg Variations program in April.

Grégoire Jeay introduces The Phantom of Goldberg

Feb 20, 2020

Behind the Musik: The Indigo Project

The Indigo Project. With Feet of Blue by Tim McLaughlin, MAIWA

By Alison Mackay, program creator

The Indigo Project is an exploration in music, words, and images of the influence of indigo dye on the culture and economy of Europe and India in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Feb 6, 2020

Behind the Musik: Dreaming Jupiter

FROM THE INNER BREATH TO THE MUSIC

By Vittorio Ghielmi

Jan 9, 2020

Behind the Musik: Gone with the Winds

Gone with the Winds. Image by Laura Millard.

Program notes by Dominic Teresi, bassoon

The premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail was advertised in Vienna on July 16, 1782. Just four days later the young composer wrote to his father in Salzburg: "Now I have no small task: by Sunday week I have to arrange my opera for wind band, otherwise someone will step in front of me and take the profit.”

Nov 27, 2019

Behind the Musik: O Come, Shepherds

O Come Shepherds concert image. Sheep roaming green pastures. Flock by Krzysztof Browko

Program Notes by Lucas Harris, Tafelmusik lutenist and member of Vesuvius Ensemble

Nov 7, 2019

Behind the Musik: Lotti Revealed

Lotti Revealed. Water Jewels by Clare Ross

Program Notes by Charlotte Nediger