Mozart and Haydn
20 and 21 October 2013
- Pedja Muzijevic, fortepiano • Mark Steinberg, violin
- Christopher Krueger, flute • Myron Lutzke, cello
Helicon opens its 29th Season at the height of the Classical Era with chamber music featuring the flute, fortepiano, and strings by Haydn and Mozart.
Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier
15 and 16 December 2013
- Ilya Poletaev, keyboards
Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier is one of the pillars of Western Music. Presenting a prelude and fugue in each of the 24 major and minor scales, it is an engrossing testament of Bach's musical discoveries. The composer was also a keyboard virtuoso and it is possible to imagine him playing these works, his fingers moving in the same choregraphy as those of our contemporary performers. Helicon welcomes keyboard virtuoso, Ilya Poletaev for a complete performance of the Book II of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.
"Inspired by Italy"
23 and 24 February 2014
- Jennifer Frautschi, violin • Pedja Muzijevic, piano
- Thomas Meglioranza, baritone • Nurit Pacht, violin
D. H. Lawrence wrote, "For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery -- back, back down the old ways of time. Strange and wonderful chords awake in us, and vibrate again after many hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness." Italy has enthralled artists, poets, writers, and composers for centuries. Helicon's 109th Symposium presents music inspired by Italy by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and Hugo Wolf.
"The Angel's Bow & The Devil's Trill"
18 and 19 May 2014
- Colin Jacobsen, violin
- Ilya Poletaev, harpsichord • Ezra Seltzer, cello • Charles Weaver, theorbo
We end out season in extravagant fashion, with a program featuring virtuosic violin music by Corelli, Tartini, and Vivaldi played by Colin Jacobsen.
Corelli's Variations on "La Follia"
Tartini "The Devil's Trill"