Off the Beaten Track
The outskirts of Europe in the seventeenth century enjoyed fascinating and inspiring cross-cultural exchanges. Quicksilver’s program celebrates this music from beyond central Europe, where the exotic inventions of folk music influenced the creation of ‘early modern’ chamber music. Travel with Quicksilver and uncover captivating and rarely heard gems off the beaten track. Music by van Wichel, Mielczewski, Schmelzer, Kempis, Fux and more.
Friday, May 12 2017 • 6:30pm
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Queens NY
Saturday, May 13, 2017 • 7:30 PM
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY
“enlightening…the audience was on its feet cheering and hooting as if it were at a rock show” – New York Times
“These 12 works, effectively a series of miniature, instrumental operas—complete with theatrical combinations of arias, ostinatos, fireworks, dramatic recitatives, and popular-inspired dances—are given performances that are at once both theatrically vivid and stylistically informed. Tonal variety, flexible phrasing, and thoughtful ornamentation are evident throughout…In performances like these, it’s irresistable” – Fanfare Magazine