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The Classical Symphony: Inventing a Musical Form, a Friends of Music Concert

Friday, April 20, 2012, 07:30pm

Sebastian_Chamber_Players_002_COMThe Friends of Music at Pequot Library Present:

The Classical Symphony: Inventing a Musical Form

The Sebastian Chamber Players performing a program of works for orchestra composed in the late 18th century, a period of exploration, invention and discovery that led to the creation of the symphonic form:

Jean-Joseph Mondonville, the peak of orchestral color and drama in the pre-Classical period: Overture to Titon et l'Aurore

Johann Stamitz, inventor of the symphony as a musical form: Symphony in D major Op. 3 No. 2

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the second son of JS Bach who anticipated the coming changes: Symphony in F major

Johann Christian, the youngest son of JS Bach and contemporary of the Haydns: Symphony in G minor Op. 6 No. 6

Carl Stamitz, the eldest son of Johann Stamitz and early exponent of the classical concerto: Concerto for Clarinet in E-flat major

Joseph Haydn, who gave clear definition and logical form to the Classical style: Overture to L'Infedeltà Delusa

Michael Haydn, the much under-appreciated younger brother of Joseph: Symphony No. 29 in D minor

The concert will be followed by a champagne reception to meet the musicians and to celebrate the completion of the first full season of concerts presented by Friends of Music at Pequot Library.

Tickets are available at the door!

Ticket Price: $30 each

Discount of $5 per ticket available for Pequot Library Association members at the Advocate ($100) level and above. Join today and save!

About the musicians:

The Sebastian Chamber Players perform in historically inspired styles on period instruments, specializing in music of the 18th century. The group is comprised of members who have studied at the Historical Performance Program at the Juilliard School and as post-graduate fellows in early music at Yale University. Led by violinist Daniel Lee, the ensemble for this program includes strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.


Location : Auditorium
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15