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Florilegium opens the concert season at the Collection of Musical Instruments

September 30, 2009

baroque_fluteThe Yale Collection of Musical Instruments will open its 2009-10 concert season on Sunday, October 18 at 3 pm. The acclaimed British ensemble Florilegium will be represented by flutist Ashley Solomon and harpsichordist Terence Charlston. The program, entitled “Father, Son, and Godfather,” features music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Georg Philipp Telemann.

Tickets to the performance are $20, $15 for Yale staff and senior citizens, $10 for students. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music website or call 203 432-4158.

The ensemble took the name FLORILEGIUM from the term used by German composer, Georg Muffat (1653-1704), in his treatise on the Art of String Playing (1695). At the end of the treatise, Moffat included collection of his suites for strings entitled the Florilegium Suites, which the group has performed on many occasions. One of Britain’s leading period instrument ensembles, Florilegium was formed in 1991, and quickly established a reputation for stylish and exciting interpretations of music from the baroque era to the early romantic revolution. Among the numerous residencies they held was the coveted post of Ensemble-in-Residence at London’s Wigmore Hall, a position they enjoyed from 1998 to 2000. Concert tours have taken Florilegium throughout Europe, to North and South America, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. The group receives invitations to appear in performances tanginh in scope from intimate chamber works to large-scale orchestral repertoire at major international festivals and on concert series presented by the Sydney Opera House, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Beethoven Haus in Bonn, Handelhaus in Halle, the restored Frauenkirche in Dresden, Théâtre Grevin in Paris and the Frick Collection in New York. The group’s string of nineteen recordings for the Dutch label Channel Classics have been awarded many prizes including a Gramophone Award nomination, Editor’s Choice from Gramophone, Diapasons d’Or and Chocs de la Musique from France.