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Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents Juilliard Baroque Jan. 26

Music by Quantz, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Zelenka, and Telemann
January 9, 2014

juilliardbaroqueThe Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents the ensemble Juilliard Baroque on Sunday, January 26. The concert features music by Quantz, J.S. Bach, C.P.E Bach, Zelenka, and Telemann.

The performers include YSM faculty member Robert Mealy, violin, alongside Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe; Dominic Teresi, bassoon; and Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the fine acoustic of the upstairs gallery, the venue for this performance.

The concert begins at 3 pm at the Collection of Musical Instruments, located at 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and Yale staff, and $10 for students.

For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu.


About Juilliard Baroque

JuilliardBaroque_webEstablished in 2009, Juilliard Baroque brings together nine of the world’s most respected and accomplished period-instrument specialists. The members of Juilliard Baroque are virtuoso performers, award-winning recitalists, Grammy-nominated recording artists, soloists, and/or principals with every major international early music ensemble. Juilliard Baroque performs in a number of guises and has a wide-ranging repertoire, from intimate chamber music concerts with just a handful of performers to larger scale works that require orchestral forces. Core members include Monica Huggett, Cynthia Roberts, and Robert Mealy, violins; Phoebe Carrai, cello; Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba; Robert Nairn, double bass; Sandra Miller, flute; Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe; Dominic Teresi, bassoon; and Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord.

Juilliard Baroque’s debut season included performances in New York and Madrid. Of the ensemble’s performance of the “Brandenburg” Concertos, Allan Kozinn of The New York Times wrote: “Its traversal was an explosion of energy, with consistently brisk tempos (even, comparatively speaking, in the slow movements), sharply articulated rhythms, and textures that combined an appealing period-instrument grittiness with the kind of transparency that brings every strand of Bach’s counterpoint into focus.” This group has appeared in several concerts in New York, including return engagements on the Music Before 1800 and Salon/Sanctuary concert series. A program entitled “The Three Fiddlers,” featuring Monica Huggett, Cynthia Roberts, and Robert Mealy was presented by for Renaissance and Baroque of Pittsburgh. Juilliard Baroque made its debut at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C., in April 2012 in a concert featuring Bach’s A Musical Offering.