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“[Ruiz is] a master of expansive phrasing, lush sonorities and
deft passagework.”

San Francisco Examiner

Gonzalo X. Ruiz, director, oboe & recorder

Friday, January 14, 2011 at 8pm

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

From the Court to the Stage:

The Rise of the French Oboe Band

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Online ordering has ended for this concert. The BEMF Box Office will open at First Church in Cambridge at 6pm for sales and pick-up. There is limited availability in some seating sections.

One of the world's finest Baroque oboists, Gonzalo X. Ruiz brings his new 15-member ensemble Symphonie des Dragons to Boston for their world début. Join this exceptional assortment of oboes, recorders, and bassoons, plus guitar and percussion, as they explore beautiful and varied music by Lully, Philidor, Couperin, Purcell, and Handel, and trace the development of the oboe band from the Court at Versailles to the theater stages of London.

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm with Gonzalo X. Ruiz