Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, directors
Friday, March 10, 2023
8pm | First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
VIRTUAL PREMIERE: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 8pm (ET)
Available to watch until April 7, 2023 at 11:59pm (ET)
The (very) First Viennese School
Quicksilver brings together some of North America’s most acclaimed Early Music instrumentalists to explore the rich chamber music repertoire of the 17th-century. Join them as they immerse themselves in the vibrant musical culture of Vienna over a century before Mozart. Home to the court of the Holy Roman Empire, musicians were brought in from across Germany, Austria, and Italy to create sumptuous sonatas and ingenious ballets for the imperial festivities. Enjoy early Baroque masterworks by Valentini, Bertali, Buonamente, Kerll, Legrenzi, Muffat, Fux, and Schmeltzer.
Returing to in-person concerts over the last year has been both an honor and responsibility. As the global pandemic evolves, our response will continue to adapt. The health and safety of our audience, employees, and artists remains our highest priority. Out of concern for those in our community who are still vulnerable, some COVID-19 protocols will stay in place for the coming season.
“Drop dead gorgeous.”
In lieu of Pre-Concert Talks at the venue, we will present online Pre-Concert Videos with informative discussions featuring scholars and artists the week before each program—FREE to watch on YouTube or at BEMF.org.