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Boccherini and Friends

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The Early Music Alberta 2019 festival presents Boccherini and Friends on Saturday, May 4, 8 PM at First Presbyterian Church (10025 105 St)

7:00 PM Pre-Concert Talk, Arthur Newcombe Room (Free) Show is at 8:00PM

“If God wanted to speak to men through music, He would do it with the works of Haydn, but if He wanted to listen to music, He would choose Boccherini.” Patron saint of musicians St. Cecilia sings her heart out to heaven above with this program of quintets by Boccherini, scored for a team of local Alberta musicians.

This concert includes the three quintets that Boccherini wrote in 1787 for a patroness in Berlin. Unusual is the prominent role the double bass plays in these very attractive works! In addition to these quintets, the performance will also feature 3 trios – one for violin, cello and bass by Leopold Mozart, and two for viola, cello and bass by Michael Haydn and Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, all contemporaries of Boccherini. These spectacular works are virtually unknown and will be sure to surprise and delight the audience.
Laura Veeze, baroque violin
Gabriele Thielmann-Vriend, baroque violin
Ronelle Schaufele, baroque viola
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
James Mallet, baroque bass

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) – Quintets G. 337-339, Op. 39 #1-3
Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736-1809) – Divertimento in F
Michael Haydn (1737-1806) – Divertimento in E flat
Leopold Mozart (1719-1787) – “Frosch Partia” in C

Tickets available through the Ealry Music Alberta website

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