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Sun. 08 Apr. 2018

2: 30 PM // Benaroya Hall

Seattle Baroque Orchestra

The Splendor of Dresden

Pre-Concert Talk
Curtis Foster, oboe
Janet See, flute
Nate Helgeson, bassoon
1:30 PM // Nordstrom Recital Hall

18th-century Dresden was home to some of the finest musicians and composers of the Baroque era, including Johann Georg Pisendel, concertmaster of the exquisite Dresden Court Orchestra. Seattle Baroque Orchestra performs pieces from his bookshelf, highlighting the violin, flute, oboe, and bassoon with soloists Linda Melsted, Janet See, Curtis Foster, and Nate Helgeson. Experience the golden age of Baroque music.
Read the program notes by Alexander Weimann

“Playing on period instruments under Alexander Weimann is never less than ideal.” -Classics Today

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2 hours with one intermission


Orchestra Suite in D minor, Johann Christoph Pez
Concerto for Flute and Strings in G major, QV 5:174, Johann Joachim Quantz
Quartet for Violin, Flute, Cello and Basso Continuo in D major, TWV 43:D6, Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for Bassoon and Strings in Eb major, Franz Jakob Horneck
Concerto for Oboe and Strings in G minor, FWV L:g1, Johann Friedrich Fasch
Quartet for Violin, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon and Basso Continuo, RV 107, Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for Violin and Strings in C minor, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello
Orchestra Suite “Imitation des caractères de la danse” in G, Johann Georg Pisendel


Alexander Weimann, Music Director


Linda Melsted


Janet See


Curtis Foster


Nate Helgeson

Orchestra Musicians

Christine Wilkinson-Beckman, violin
Tomà Iliev, violin
Courtney Kuroda, violin
Corey Pokorny, violin
Janet Strauss, violin
Laurie Wells, violin
Joanna Hood, viola
Romaric Pokorny, viola
Annabeth Shirley, cello
Meg Brennand, cello
Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, cello
Curtis Daily, bass

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