For Concert Presenters
Musicians of the Old Post is available for touring and has a wide variety of programs to offer for concert presenters. As a chamber ensemble specializing in the period instrument performance of music from the Baroque, Classical, and early Romantic periods, the ensemble specializes in offering a dynamic and diverse repertory that includes “rediscovered” works that have been lost to audiences for centuries. About the ensemble’s recent Handel concert, John Zeugner of the Worcester Telegram wrote, the group “served up a Handel feast that... [included] a well-worn favorite and three seldom-performed masterpieces—concluding with a mesmerizing, gorgeously convincing rendition of his cantata Apollo e Dafne.”
The ensemble's programming is distinguished by an exciting freshness, innovation, and the use of imaginative themes. While offering audiences well-loved works of the most celebrated composers, Musicians of the Old Post Road is dedicated to rediscovering chamber pieces and arrangements that have been lost to audiences for centuries. As performers of a variety of period wind, string, and keyboard instruments, the versatility of the ensemble members affords a broad spectrum of repertory with rich coloristic possibilities provided by bountiful instrumental combinations. Program notes are provided for every concert, and ensemble members are pleased to speak about the instruments and repertory if desired.
Winner of the 1998 Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society, Musicians of the Old Post Road has also received programming awards from Chamber Music America and the US–Mexico Fund for Culture. The ensemble has toured in Germany, Austria, Mexico, and has appeared at festivals and on concert series in the U.S., including the Boston Early Music Festival Concert Series, the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, the Castle Hill Festival, and the Artists Series at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. The ensemble was in residence at Dartmouth College in April, 2005. OPR has also been commissioned to create programs to complement exhibits at the Yale Museum for British Art and the MIT Museum.
If you would like to book the ensemble for a performance, contact us.
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Available for the following instruments/topics:
Transverse Flutes • Harpsichord
Violin • Viola • Cello • Fortepiano
Available on the following topics:
• 18th-century ornamentation
• Rehearsal technique and ensemble playing
• Performing Baroque and Classical music on modern instruments
“Chamber Music in Early America”
“Music-making in the Household of Thomas Jefferson”
“18th-century Ornamentation and Improvisation”
Available for every age level
Residencies and Mini-residencies
Available to secondary schools and colleges.
Programs are designed individually to meet the needs of each participating institution and include concerts, masterclasses and workshops.
Inquiries may be directed to Steve Olans, General Manager
318 Bear Hill Road, Suite 9, Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-466-6694 | Fax: (781) 487-7790
musicians [at] oldpostroad [dot] org
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