Our fall concert opens with music from a different Four Seasons, with the "Autumn" concerto for three violins by Giovanni Antonio Guido. An Italian composer living in France, Guido's Four Seasons may even predate the more famous work by Antonio Vivaldi.
Also on the program is dance music from two operas: Handel's Alcina and Purcell's The Fairy Queen. Flautist Jessica Dunnavant will perform a concerto by Vivaldi, titled "La Notte."
The program ends with music from Jean-Féry Rebel's Les Elements. In this remarkable work Rebel depicts through music the four elements — Fire, Water, Earth, and Air — as they emerge from chaos and bring their own characters to the world.
Sunday, October 9, 3:00 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3900 West End Avenue
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Giovanni Antonio Guido Concerto for 3 violins, "L'Automne"
Handel Dances from Alcina
Vivaldi Flute Concerto, "La Notte"
Purcell Suite from The Fairy Queen
Rebel Music from Les Elements
The music of the French Baroque is some of the most beautiful and haunting ever written. This unique style can also be one of the most challenging to perform, with a style that is demanding both technically and intellectually.
As part of this concert series, Music City Baroque will host the world-renowned Baroque flautist Barthold Kuijken. In an open rehearsal he will guide musicians and audience through the French Baroque style, touching on the ideals that were important to the composers as well as the finer points of performance practice.
Mark your calendar for these two events, and stay tuned for more details.
Open Rehearsal with Barthold Kuijken
Tuesday, March 21
MCB performs music of the French Baroque
Sunday, March 26, 3:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars as MCB continues its successful coffee concert series. The details are still to be determined, but this program will include enjoyable Baroque music and, yes, coffee. Don't miss this fun event.
Music City Baroque Coffee Concert
Sunday, May 21, 3:00 p.m.