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A period instrument ensemble offering rediscovered musical compositions that have been lost to audiences for centuries.

 

Coming soon! Revival of a Lost Treasure

On our season finale concerts Green with Envy on April 22 and 24, Old Post Road will present the regional premiere of Nice e Tirsi, a passionate and fascinating cantata by the little known composer Giovanni Alberto Ristori.

Giovanni Alberto Ristori was born in 1692 (possibly in Bologna) and died in Dresden in 1753, a timeframe which closely parallels that of J. S. Bach. He had a diverse career to say the least, both as court and church musician, and although much of his life was spent in culturally-rich Dresden, he made forays to Russia and Poland, among other places. One of his positions included an appointment as director of the Capella Polacca that accompanied August II on his excursions to Poland (with Franz Benda and J.J. Quantz among the dozen instrumentalists in the group). He is so little known today because so much of his compositional output was lost in the bombardment of Dresden in 1760 and in the bombing of WWII.

"Fund for the Future" $750K goal has been met!

Thanks to the generosity and support of hundreds of our patrons, including an initial $250,000 challenge grant from a loyal benefactor and a late-breaking $20,000 matching gift challenge that inspired many new gifts and pledges, we are thrilled to announce that in December 2015, we successfully reached our capital campaign goal of $750K to officially establish our Fund for the Future! To all of our patrons, supporters, and fellow music enthusiasts: thank you for making this dream a reality!

Our 27th Season: Shades of Green

For our 27th season, our four programs will take you on a musical exploration of the color “green.”

For our season finale in April, we welcome back scintillating soprano Lianne Coble for a program of edgy and passionate cantatas. Entitled Green With Envy, this program will feature regional premieres of vocal works by Hasse and Ristori, along with the turbulent vocal and instrumental fireworks of Handel's cantata Mi palpita il cor, and Vivaldi's La Folia trio sonata.

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