EM/NY Classical Chamber Orchestra
London's Musical Bridge
The Enlightened English
Saturday May 4, at 8 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at 68th St.
EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK’s Orchestra of Original Instruments performs repertoire of England’s 18th-century greats side by side with their Austro-German émigré counterparts.
• Karl Friedrich Abel, virtuoso & impresario, collaborated with J.C. Bach in 1764 to present the first subscription concerts in London – Flute Concerto with Immanuel Davis soloist
• Thomas Augustine Arne, composer of “Rule Britannia”, “God Save the King” and “A-Hunting We Will Go”, was the leading British theatre composer of his day – Cantata “The Morning” with Laura Heimes soprano
• Johann Christian Bach, Sebastian's youngest son, also referred to as ‘the London Bach’ - "Song for Vauxhall Gardens" with Laura Heimes soprano
• William Boyce, appointed “Master of the Kings Musick” under George II & George III – Overture
• Capel Bond, one of England's noted provincial composers - Bassoon Concerto with Stephanie Corwin soloist
• Sir Frederick William Herschel, musician, astronomer and discoverer of the planet Uranus – Symphony in D major