Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, directors & violins
Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 7:30pm
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City, NY
Fantasticus: The Extravagant and Virtuosic Chamber Music of 17th-century Germany
Quicksilver follows up on an electrifying appearance at the June 2011 Festival with their BEMF Concert Series début. This exceptional ensemble of six musicians, including violins, viola da gamba, dulcian, theorbo, and organ/harpsichord, will be exploring the stylus fantasticus, the dazzling genre of the 17th-century German avant-garde that places the genius of the composer and virtuosity of the musician above all else. The concert will feature vibrant masterworks born of extravagant imagination by such composers as Bertali, Rosenmüller, Schmelzer, and Biber, all played with passionate intensity and stunning dexterity.
Free pre-concert talk at 7pm