Our Lady of Lourdes Church
463 West 142nd street (between Amsterdam and Convent Avenues)
#1 train to 145th street; A train to 145th street; M100/M101 bus
$20 suggested donation, $10 students and seniors
Tickets available at the door
Laura Thompson, flute & piccolo
Dirk Wels, recorder
Dongmyung Ahn, violin
Gregor Kitzis, violin
Theresa Salomon, violin
Louise Schulman, viola
Myron Lutzke, cello
Robert Wolinsky, harpsichord
Music for winds and strings, including rarely heard flute concertos by Johann Joachim Quantz and Jacques-Christophe Naudot, plus Georg Philipp Telemann’s concerto for flute and recorder. The comical suite for strings "Burlesque of Don Quixote", also by Telemann, rounds out the program.
Reception to follow
Named after Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, revelry and fun, Bacchanalia is an early music group devoted to spirited and authentic interpretations of baroque and early classical music on period instruments.
Focused on music for flute and strings, Bacchanalia expands or contracts to accommodate the repertoire and aims to re-create the intimacy and elegance of musical performances of the 18th century.
Bacchanalia gave its debut at the Boston Early Music Festival in 2002, and has been heard at venues in NYC such as the Riverside Church Christ Chapel Chamber Series, St. Francis of Assisi’s Midtown Concerts, Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church Classical Concert Series, the Church of the Resurrection, the Church of the Transfiguration’s A Little Midday Music, Our Saviour’s Atonement MOSA Series, Sundays on the Island, and Trinity Church’s Music for the Spirit all in New York City.