2014 - 2015 Tenth Anniversary Season

Virtuosi of Dresden

Dresden Virtuosi

In 1694, the ambitious Friedrich August I became the new Elector of Saxony, and set out to make his court in Dresden an artistic center to rival Versailles. He gathered around him the best performers of the time, creating an unrivalled performing ensemble.

For our opening concert, violinist Allison Edberg Nyquist returns to lead music written by and for these great musicians, including as a soloist in a concerto by Pisendel, a concertmaster of the Dresden orchestra. The program also includes music by W.F. Bach, Quantz, and Veracini (an arch-rival to Pisendel.)

Join us in the beautiful acoustics and setting of the sanctuary at St. George's for this concert, with free admission made possible as part of the church's In Excelsis series. There will be a reception immediately following the concert.

Sunday, October 26, 3:00 p.m.
St. George's Episcopal Church
4715 Harding Pike

W.F. Bach Sinfonie in F Major, F.67, "Dissonances"
Quantz Quartet in G Major, QV4:10
Pisendel Violin Concerto in D major
Veracini Overture no. 3 in B-flat Major

Bach's Coffee House

Bach and Coffee

In Bach's day, the coffee houses of Leipzig were an important part of the cultural scene. The most famous was the Zimmerman Café, which featured the Collegium Musicum, an ensemble founded by Telemann and later led by J.S. Bach, who wrote many works for performance there.

In collaboration with Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies and the Institute for Coffee Studies, Music City Baroque presents a special program exploring the music and culture of Bach's favorite coffee house, with music by Bach and his contemporaries.

Early 2015 — venue and date TBA
Free admission.

Vivaldi's Gloria

Vivaldi Gloria

Written for the choir of the Ospedale della Pieta in Venice, Vivaldi's Gloria has become his most famous choral work. The music is brilliantly joyous, balanced with moments of reflection and operatic drama.

MCB joins forces with the choir of St. George's to celebrate the end of our 10th Anniversary Season with this beautiful sacred work. Come enjoy this free concert to mark 10 years of early music performance in Nashville.

Sunday, April 19, 3:00 p.m.
St. George's Episcopal Church
4715 Harding Pike
Nashville, Tennessee

Free admission. Part of St. George's In excelsis series. There will be a reception immediately following the concert.