THE HELICON FOUNDATION 2013-14
From Artistic Director, James Roe
Each Helicon symposium opens the door to a distinct musical world that is brought to life through impassioned performances, spoken word, and musical instruments of the period.
Our season begins at the height of the Classical Era with music featuring flute, strings, and fortepiano by Mozart and Haydn. In December, Helicon welcomes internationally recognized Bach specialist, Ilya Poletaev, for a complete performance of the second book of the Well-Tempered Clavier. Our 109th Symposium explores the allure of Italy through the music of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and Hugo Wolf. Helicon’s 29th season ends in Baroque fireworks, with virtuoso chamber music by Vivaldi, Corelli, and Tartini
We invite you to become a Helicon Member and join us for our 29th Season.
Symposium 107 • 20 & 21 October 2013
MOZART AND HAYDN
Our 29th Season opens in the height of the Classical Era with chamber music featuring the flute, fortepiano, and strings by Haydn and Mozart.
Symposium 108 • 15 & 16 December 2013
BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, BOOK II
Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier is one of the most influential achievements 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.
Symposium 109 • 23 & 24 February 2014
"INSPIRED BY ITALY"
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.
Symposium 110 • 18 & 19 May 2014
"THE ANGEL'S BOW AND THE DEVIL'S TRILL"
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"