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Newton Baroque Concert
November 10, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, November 10
In the Chamber of the Prince-Bishop: Music that Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and Georg Muffat would have played together in the Residence of the Prince-Bishop Max Gandalph of Salzburg.
Susanna Ogata – Violin, Andrus Madsen – Harpsichord
Friday, December 15
From Brahms Studio: Music that Brahms would have played at his studio with his closest colleagues, including works by Brahms, Joseph Joachim, Peter Cornelius, and Robert Schumann as well as earlier works that Brahms played at his Streicher piano by Bach, Handel and François Couperin.
Shiba Nemat-Nasser – Alto, Tom Oesterling – Tenor, Sarah Darling – Viola,
April Sun and Andrus Madsen – Piano
Saturday, January 13
Lamentation: Settings of Jeremiah’s Monumental Lament over the loss of Jerusalem by Giovanni Paolo Colonna.
Teresa Wakim – Soprano, Sarah Freiberg Ellison – Cello, Andrus Madsen – Harpsichord
Saturday, February 24
All the Tools in the Shed: A musical tour of all the keyboard instruments in play with Newton Baroque. Andrus will give us all a close look at the following instruments: The 1915 Cassavant organ at the church; the recent copy of a Christian Zell harpsichord on loan from the builder Douglas Maple; the Bruce Brown built copy of a 1770s Johann Andreas Stein piano; the antique 1875 Emil Streicher piano; as well as the delightfully sweet copy of an early 18th Century German Clavichord by Christopher Clarke.
Andrus Madsen – Organ, Harpsichord, Clavichord, and Piano.
Saturday, March 30
The Freitags Akademie: Chamber Music by Johann Gottlieb Janitsch and his closest colleagues.
In 1736, with permission from Frederick the Great, the violist Johann Gottlieb Janitsch founded the Freitags Akademie a salon series in Janitsch’s home in which professionals and amateurs would gather and play for each other. Performers and composers included many of the best musicians at the Court of Frederick the Great.
Sarah Darling and Julia Glenn – Violin, Alison Gangler – Oboe, Sarah Freiberg Ellison – Cello, Andrus Madsen – keyboard
Saturday, April 13
Concerts Royaux: Chamber Music at the Court of Louis XIV
Featuring the noble Concerts Royaux by François Couperin and other chamber music written for performance at the Versailles court by Lully and Joseph Bodin de Boismotier.
Julia Glenn – Violin, Alison Gangler – Oboe, Laura Jeppesen – Viola da gamba, Andrus Madsen – Harpsichord
Friday, May 3
Harmonic Joys for Musical Friends: Arias from the Harmonische Freude Musikalische Freunde by Philipp Heinrich Erlebach. These arias are presumed to be surviving remnants from the many German language operas Erlebach composed at the court in Thuringen. Sadly all of the operas were destroyed in a fire. These gems leave us wondering what all we could have enjoyed.
Teresa Wakim – Soprano, Sarah Darling and Julia Glenn – Violin, Doug Kelley – Viola da gamba, Andrus Madsen – Harpsichord