Have I got a fun, unusual summer thing-to-do for you!
The New Baroque Soloists will continue their Tuesday evening summer concert series this week, on July 24 at St. Teresa of Avila, Main Street, Woodbury (just north of the Post Office).
This week features an intriguing variety of music by Bach, Beethoven, Telemann, Saint-Saens and others, highlighted by guest artist Jacqui Bartlett, an exquisite harpist from North Carolina. The series began its four week run on July 17, with upcoming concerts on July 31, and August 7.
I went last week and was amazed, frankly. I mean, when was the last time you laughed out loud at a classical concert?? It was fun!
The New Baroque Soloists, whose members play in world-renowned symphonies such as the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony, are all so good that they are, well... soloists! They have well established summer series in Salisbury, Washington Depot, and are now starting in Woodbury. Lucky us! NOT a boring classical experience!
The programs contain a variety of baroque chamber music, from trumpets, horns, strings, and keyboards to harp and oboe. The unique element is when the players each engage in casual yet informative dialog in between the pieces -- it makes the experience educational and intimate, as well. And very entertaining.
The sanctuary at St. Teresa is acoustically superb, and best of all this hot summer, is air conditioned! A $20 donation is recommended, and a meet-and-greet reception follows each performance, where CDs of the group’s performances will be available for sale.
" The New Baroque Soloists comprise one of the most elegant ensembles in the world. They capture the essence of what baroque music is all about, and are able to bring out the tonal subtleties and color of the first truly great music of this millennium. … A trip to their glorious concerts is not to be missed." - Robert Longley, Board Member, Northwest Music Association, The Salisbury Music Festival
I'll be there Tuesday night, for sure. Hope to see you there!
For more on the group, visit www.thenewbaroquesoloists.com.