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2017 Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival ~ Washington, DC
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Washington, DC
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2017 Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival ~ Washington, DC
The seventeenth annual Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival celebrates the 250th anniversary of the lifetime of Georg Philipp Telemann, history's most prolific composer, in an all-Telemann program entitled "Telemann Celebration" on July 29.
"Baroque in Transition: 1600-1700" illuminates a century of remarkable contrast and evolution, with renaissance and baroque instruments and tonal palettes, Italian and French styles, and Frescobaldi, Corelli and Louis XIV on August 3.
Finally, the harmonically adventurous propensities of chess master and opera composer François Philidor are revealed against the backdrop of earlier gems by Heinichen and Pergolesi in "The Art of Modulation" on August 5.

|  All performances at:
|  St. Mark's Episcopal Church
|  118  3rd Street, SE
|  behind the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill
|  www.chcmf.org    (202) 543-0053
|   ~ suggested donation/free-will offering: $20 or $25
|   ~ 18 and under free ~

Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 PM: TELEMANN CELEBRATION
  Jeffrey Cohan ~ baroque flute
  Marlisa del Cid Woods ~ viola da gamba and pardessus de viole
  Billy Simms ~ theorbo

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the lifetime of Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), the most prolific composer in history, in a period-instrument all-Telemann program exhibiting the profound depth of expression generated by this creative whirlwind. Telemann, born four years before Johann Sebastian Bach, earned three times Bach's salary and was easily the most prolific and well known composer in Germany during the 18th century. The program exhibits the diversity of expression that flows from an inexhaustible imagination, with a contrasting sampling of Telemann's numerous solos, duos and trios for flute, violin and harpsichord. Telemann's self-confident, effusive and humorous nature and extraordinarily productivity won him the universal respect of his contemporaries.
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Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 PM: BAROQUE in TRANSITION: 1600 - 1700
  Carrie Krause, baroque violin
  Dongsok Shin, harpsichord
  Jeffrey Cohan, baroque flute

The tonal palettes and instruments of the Renaissance and Baroque, Italian and French styles, and the music of Frescobaldi, Corelli and Louis XIV ... this program explores the broad tonal and stylistic spectrum and profound stylistic evolution of the 17th century, from works harkening back to the 16th century to forward looking, increasingly chromatic early 17th-century Italian trios for 2 instruments and basso continuo, to a distinct universe of sound emanating from the court of Louis XIV in France, alongside virtuoso works by Arcangelo Corelli from the same period.
The baroque style in music is said to begin around 1600 with innovative compositions by Caccini and others, but some instruments, notably the transverse flute, lagged behind, and underwent a drastic evolution later in the century to suite the expressive expectations of the day. This program provides an opportunity to hear both "renaissance" and 'baroque" flutes in the context of evolving musical landscapes, which differed greatly in France and Italy.
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Saturday afternoon, August 5 at 3:00 PM: THE ART OF MODULATION
  Carrie Krause, baroque violin
  Risa Browder, baroque violin
  Dongsok Shin, harpsichord
  Jeffrey Cohan, renaissance and baroque flutes

"The Art of Modulation" illustrates the harmonically adventurous propensities of chess master and opera composer François André Danican Philidor, and explores the artful transitioning between musical tonalities and modes of expression, against the backdrop of earlier gems for flute, two violins and continuo by Johann David Heinichen and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. All on period instruments.
Philidor (1726-1795), the son of Louis XIV's celebrated music librarian, was world chess champion for almost 5 decades, from 1747 to 1795. His "Analyse du jeu des Échecs" was a standard chess manual for over a century. Philidor's compelling set of six innovative Sinfonias comprising The Art of Modulation (1755) demonstrate more than just his technical mastery, as in Berlin in 1751 when he simultaneously played 3 chess masters simultaneously blindfolded and won all three games. He develops new modes of musical expression, building an intense, clear harmonic environment that twists and modulates, transporting and astonishing the listener in delightful and unexpected ways. Philidor was known primarily as a composer of opéra comique, and "The Art of Modulation" is his major surviving instrumental work.
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Location

St. Mark's Episcopal Church (View)
301 A Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
United States

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Music > Classical
Music > Festivals

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Owner: Candlelight Concerts
On BPT Since: Aug 10, 2009
 
Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival
chcmf@aol.com
http://www.chcmf.org


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