If you were asked what you would do with a financial windfall, “Travel!” would be a likely response. When we travel, we give substance to our imaginings, our yearnings, and the innate desire to explore new worlds.
This concert will guide you on an imagined tour of Baroque Europe. Picture our protagonist sitting sadly in their armchair (a melancholy and wistful Lament from Johann Schmelzer) when they learn they have “come into money" (a giddy virtual windfall in Antonio Bertali’s Tausend Gulden Sonata). From your armchair, join our chamber ensemble as they explore fantastic travel through music by Rameau, Telemann, Schein, and Purcell. In curating this program, violist Idalynn Besser seeks to bring you music you may not be familiar with, much like traveling to a totally new country.
We are also traveling a new road to bring you this performance. We are grateful to First United Methodist Church Lebanon for opening their sanctuary for recording. The performance will be available for streaming for a limited time with a virtual admission of $15 per household.