Grand Harmonie Continues its 6th Season with Prague World Premiere THIS JUST IN
The Boston-based collective Grand Harmonie's sixth season is it's most ambitious to date.
In addition to music from turn-of-the-(last)-century France, Grand Harmonie pairs C.P.E. and J.C. Bach with the world premiere of a newly discovered concerto for two violas d'amore by Franz Götz (1755-1815) on November 3 & 5. Returning from his discovery in the Czech Musical Instrument Museum in Prague, soloist and historian Paul Miller joins Maureen Murchie in the world premiere of a concerto for two violas d'amore by Franz Götz (1755 - 1815). Along with a pair of galant pieces from brothers Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Johann Christian Bach, this program explores the concerto at the end of the Holy Roman Empire with soloists Leon Schelhase, harpsichord, and Grand Harmonie's own Sarah Paysnick, flute.
While period instruments are common in the world of "early music," Grand Harmonie's focus is exclusively Classical and Romantic repertoire. The exploration of this transitional period in classical music aims to broaden audience (and player) perceptions. After a recent performance, the Boston Globe stated that "where modern horns might smooth out harmonies, the four natural horns injected ear-opening fizz and funk." Grand Harmonie revels in the fizz and funk.
ABOUT GRAND HARMONIE
Grand Harmonie is a vital new force in the cultural landscape, using a core group of wind players as both a chamber ensemble and the backbone of an orchestra. Our rich and diverse community of musicians is centered in Boston and New York, and dedicated to historically-informed performances of music from Mozart to Brahms on the instruments for which it was written.
For more information visit www.grandharmonie.org.