Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble
Robert Meaily and Julie Andrijeski, co-directors
Sunday, January 27, 2013,
at 3:00 p.m.
The fourth concert on the series will feature the newly established baroque ensemble Quicksilver. Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, this group of six musicians explores the entire range of the baroque chamber repertory from the strange and extravagant trio sonatas of the seventeenth century to the glories of the High Baroque.
The performers of Quicksilver are all old friends, and have played together in some of America’s most distinguished early music ensembles, including the King’s Noyse, Musica Pacifica, Piffaro, and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra: between them they have appeared on well over one hundred early music recordings. The ensemble’s program is entitled “Fantasticus: The Extravagant and Virtuosic Chamber Music of 17th-century Germany.” will highlight the stylus fantasticus, a hallmark of the 17th-century German avant-garde that emphasizes the genius of the composer and virtuosity of the performer. The program will include works of Bertali, Rosenmüller, Schmelzer, and Biber.