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Before Bach: German Masters of the 17th Century

The Cambridge Society for Early Music
 
Buy Tickets Thursday March 9, 2017 8:00 PM Carlisle, MA  
Buy Tickets Friday March 10, 2017 8:00 PM Weston, MA  
Buy Tickets Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00 PM Salem, MA  
Buy Tickets Sunday March 12, 2017 4:00 PM Ipswich, MA  
Buy Tickets Monday March 13, 2017 7:30 PM Cambridge, MA  
Gut Reaction brings together five brilliant performers to explore the best of the Baroque on period instruments. The four string players are members of the critically-acclaimed, Boston ensemble A Far Cry. They are joined by renowned harpsichordist Byron Schenkman, whose playing is often described as "dazzling." In 1999 he won CSEM's prestigious Erwin Bodky Competition, and we treasure his concerts.

Program:

Johann Hermann Schein: Suite XV from Banchetto Musicale (1617)
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Lamento sopra la morte di Ferdinando III (1657)
Johann Pachelbel: Ciacona in D Major for harpsichord
Romanus Weichlein: Sonata III from Encaenia Musices (1695)
Johann Jacob Froberger: Tombeau sur la mort de M. Blancrocher (1652) for harpsichord
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata II for violin and continuo (1664)
Johann Rosenmueller: Sonata XI a 5 (1682)
Johann Rosenmueller: Suite in C from Studentenmusik (1654)

Gut Reaction makes for a model ensemble, researching meticulously . . . and displaying a wonderful mix of passion and style.
- Boston Musical Intelligencer

We are especially pleased that baroque violinist Ingrid Matthews will appear as a guest artist. Winner of the Bodky Prize in 1989, she was co-founder, with Byron Schenkman, of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra (1992), and served as music director there until recently. For many years, she was also first violinist of the ensemble La Luna, specializing in the 17th century. Her performances for CSEM are always a delight!

"Matthews' playing embodied . . . an "elevation of the soul."
- Winston-Salem Journal

Join us for a journey into to the lesser-known repertoire of the 17th century, which is rich with superb chamber music of many varieties.



Ticket Information: All seats are General Admission. Please present e-receipt at the door.

All venues - except The Salem Athenaeum - are wheelchair accessible.

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