The New Baroque Soloists
Historic Meeting House on the Green
6 Kirby Road, Washington, CT USA
NEW YEAR’S DAY 2020
January 1, 2020 at 4:00pm
Overture for a Celebration for three trumpets, timpani, two oboes, strings and basso continuo Johann Sebastian Bach
BWV 205 Arr. Doug Myers
Concerto for solo viola, strings and basso continuo in G Major TWV 51:G9 Georg Philipp Telemann
VIncent Lionti, Viola Solo
Sinfonia for horns, oboes, strings and basso continuo Johann Georg Pisendel“World Premier” ?
Fugue in g minor for organ solo BWV 578 J. S. Bach Terrance Flanagan, Organ Solo
Adagio from the Oboe Concerto in c minor S.Z 799, BWV 974 Alessandro Marcello
Amanda Hardy, Oboe Solo 1673-1747
Hornpipe for horns, timpani, oboes, strings and basso continuo HWV 331.3 Georg Frideric Handel(Water Music, Horn Concerto, Amadigi di Gaula) 1685-1759
Largo from Winter from the Four Seasons-Violin Concerto in f minor RV 297 Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
Yuko Naito-Gotay, Violin Solo 1678-1741“Before the hearth, to pass peaceful, contented days while the rain pours down outside.” (Vivaldi)
Concerto for trumpets, oboes and timpani from Heroic and Musical Trumpeter’s and Kettle Drummer’s Art, 1767 Johann Ernst Alterburg 1734-1801 Arr. D. Myers
Allegro, Adante, Vivace Johann Ernst Alterburg 1734-1801 Arr. D. Myers
Largo from the Sonata for Violoncello in g minor Henry Eccles
Sam Magill, Violoncello Solo
Finale from Third “Brandenburg” Concerto - from Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments BWV 1048.3 J.S. Bach Arr. D. Myers
2020 New Year’s Day Concert - A Feast of Baroque Favorites – From Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Washington Friends of Music presents the 8th annual New Year’s Day concert and after-party on January 1 at 4pm at the Historic Meetinghouse, First Congregational Church in Washington, CT.
The New Baroque Soloists Orchestra will be welcoming the New Year with trumpets, oboes, organ, strings, and timpani. The twelve-member orchestra is comprised of outstanding solo musicians and members of orchestras in New York and New England.
The celebratory concert is studded with many popular pieces, several of which are arranged by Artistic Director Douglas Myers who also plays trumpet and horn.
The uplifting program includes highlights from “Water Music” by Georg Friedrich Handel, Four Seasons’ “Winter” by Antonio Vivaldi and the finale, a piece from Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto. The concert opens with “Overture for a Celebration” by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Two highly-regarded members of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra will be performing solo pieces. Vincent Lionti is playing a concerto for solo viola by Georg Philipp Telemann. Cellist Samuel Magill will perform “Largo” from “Sonata for Violoncello” by Henry Eccles.
A sought-after chamber and orchestral musician, oboist Lillian Copeland is presenting ”Adagio” from “Oboe Concerto in c minor” by Alessandro Marcello. Ms. Copland has performed with the
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, among others.
We welcome back Song-A Cho who will play “Largo” from “Winter” by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Her accolades are many, including a winner of the Guderyahn String Competition and a recipient of the Edward John Noble Foundation Award from the distinguished Juilliard School.
New to the orchestra are Mikio Sasaki and Glenn Rhian:
Mikio Sasaki earned his degree in trumpet at Juilliard School and Yale School of Music. He began playing trumpet at age 7, studying with his father, Ray Sasaki. He has performed with the Saint Louis Brass Quintet, Broadway’s Matilda, Hudson Valley Philharmonic and as soloist with the Austin Symphony.
Timpanist Glenn Rhian is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the San Francisco Conservatory. He was winner of the “Morris Goldenberg Award.”
During the performance the musicians will share brief anecdotes on the composer, the instruments, and provide historical context in an entertaining fashion.
After the concert, the audience is invited to a festive party with the musicians and plenty of bubbly and delicious hors d’oeuvres.
This is the 8th year the New Baroque Soloists are performing in Washington. The recent Summer Concert Festival drew a record audience.
Admission includes the concert and the party - $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Children are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online (see above), by phone 860.868.9174 as well as at the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington and County Wine and Spirits in New Preston.
Please note that the seating is limited.