Johann Georg Pisendel was a German Baroque violinist and composer who, for many years, led the Court Orchestra in Dresden as concertmaster, then the finest instrumental ensemble in Europe.
seattle baroque orchestra:
Six dresden concertos
Saturday, january 21 | 7:30pm | Benaroya Hall: Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
Sunday, january 22 | 1:30pm | town hall seattle
This concert continues the theme introduced in an earlier concert of the musical world of Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755) and also follows on our recent project of six Brandenburg concertos. Director of the court orchestra in Dresden for many years and a legendary violinist, Pisendel amassed a library of music with a truly international character. In this program we step away from his orchestral works to explore his music for smaller forces, featuring our principal players in concertos for violins, viola d’amore, oboe, oboe d’amore, bassoon, horns, and harpsichord, with works by Pisendel, Telemann, Brescianello, Cattaneo, and Böhm.
Don’t miss this last remaining opportunity to see Alexander Weimann direct the Seattle Baroque Orchestra before he leaves his role as Music Director after EMS’ 2022-23 season. Read announcement.
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Benaroya Hall – Masks are strongly encouraged for all patrons while in the building.
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Town Hall Seattle – Masks are strongly encouraged for all patrons while in the building.
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