Handel + Haydn Society Chamber Players

works by Telemann, Vivaldi, Torelli, Bach

Program

Corelli
Concerto Grosso in B-flat major

Torelli
Violin Concerto

Geminiani
Concerto Grosso in E Minor

Vivaldi
Cello Concerto in G

Intermission

Telemann
Burlesque de Don Quixote

Bach
Violin Concerto in A Minor

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Thursday, May 5 - 7:30 PM - First Unitarian Church

Pre-concert discussion with Dr. Steven Ledbetter at 6:30pm in the sanctuary.

An Electrifying End to Music Worcester Season - A Music Review by Jonathan Blumhofer,
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Handel + Haydn Society Chamber Players Perform May 5 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette Announces

Tickets: Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

A principal leader of Boston’s arts community since 1815, the Handel and Haydn Society is dedicated to performing Baroque and Classical music at the highest level of artistic excellence and to sharing that music with as large and diverse an audience as possible through concert performances at Symphony and Jordan Halls, tours, recordings, radio broadcasts, and outreach initiatives for students and underserved communities.

Their chamber performance will conclude our 2015-2016 concert season. Stay tuned for information on our upcoming 2016-2017 season!

Featured Soloists

The Israeli-born cellist Guy Fishman was recently appointed Principal Cellist of the Handel & Haydn Society, with which he made his Symphony Hall solo debut in 2005.  Mr. Fishman is in demand as an early music specialist in the United States and Europe, performing in recital and with The Arcadia Players, Apollo’s Fire, Emmanuel Music, the Boston Museum Trio,  and El Mundo, as well as performing on standard cello with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The Mark Morris Dance Group, the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and the Colorado Music Festival, among others.

He has performed in recital with Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, Eliot Fisk, and Mark Peskanov, and has toured and recorded with pop artist Natalie Merchant,  in venues such as Boston’s Jordan Hall and Sanders Theater, and Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and BargeMusic in New York.  He has appeared at the Tanglewood, Kneisel Hall, Chautauqua, Aston Magna, Connecticut Early Music, and Musicorda festivals.  He was a member of the New Fromm Players at Tanglewood, principal cellist of the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and has performed in fringe recitals at the Boston Early Music Festival.  His playing has been praised as “plangent” by the Boston Globe, “electrifying” by the New York Times, and “beautiful….noble” by the Boston Herald.

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Aisslinn Nosky has been a member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra since 2005 and was appointed Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society in 2011. With a reputation for being one of the most dynamic and versatile violinists of her generation, Nosky is in great demand internationally as a soloist, director and concertmaster. Recent appearances include La Jolla SummerFest, Staunton Music Festival, Thunder Bay Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Utah Symphony, and the Holland Baroque Society.

Aisslinn is also a member of I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble. For over a decade, this innovative Canadian ensemble has presented it's own edgy and inventive concert series in Toronto and toured Europe and North America turning new audiences on to Baroque music. With the Eybler Quartet, Nosky explores repertoire from the first century of the string quartet literature on period instrument.

Ms. Nosky’s latest recording of Haydn’s Violin Concerto in C Major with the Handel and Haydn Society will be released in September 2015 on the CORO label.

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First Unitarian Church

About the Music

Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2

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