Join the Eilander-Stubbs duo for spectacular variations on Folias, Espagnoletas, and Fandango as well as the virtuoso chamber music of Corelli and Vivaldi – all recorded in their own home – featuring baroque guitar, Italian triple harp, and the cross-strung Spanish harp. Say ‘hello’ to springtime with this evening of bright, spirited dance-music sure to stir hearts and enliven spirits.
Be dazzled by the fireworks (on and off stage) of the finest orchestra in 18th century Europe built by August the Strong to herald his burgeoning empire. Thrill to extraordinary sonatas by Dresden’s dueling violin virtuosi Pisendel and Veracini as well as works by Bach, Weiss, and Vivaldi inspired by the orchestra’s international renown and reflecting the splendor of ‘the event of the century’ – August’s coronation.
Violin virtuosa Tekla Cunningham takes center stage and leads our dynamic continuo team in a journey through some of the wildest, most colorful, and most emotionally-charged instrumental music ever composed. In our season-ending musical drama, the violin becomes the “diva” in opera-like works by Farina, Fontana, Schmelzer, and Biber.
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