Twelfth Night Festival: Violini A Due

January 4, 2014

Trinity’s Twelfth Night Festival returns, celebrating the twelve days of the nativity with a full program of events from December 26 through January 6. Julian Wachner leads the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in performances of seasonal Bach cantatas, and holiday-themed choral works by English composer Benjamin Britten, whose centennial Trinity has been honoring since September with “Celebrating Britten,” “a most exciting and worthy project” (New York Times). 

The Festival also will include guest performances by NOVUS NY, Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS), The Clarion Society, Gotham Chamber Opera, Quicksilver, and New York Polyphony.

Violini A Due: An Italian Journey

QuicksilverRobert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, violinsAvi Stein, harpsichord and organCharles Weaver, baroque guitar and theorbo

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Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Quicksilver brings together leading historically‐informed performers in America today. Described as “drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres,” (Early Music America) and praised for “impeccable, soulful playing” (New York Times), Quicksilver vibrantly explores the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period, from the strange and extravagant trio sonatas of the Italian and German seventeenth century to the spectacular chamber music of the High Baroque.

In Violini A Due: An Italian Journey, Quicksilver embarks on a dazzling tour of Italy, exploring sublime and dramatic works spanning the 17th century while illuminating numerous regions and styles. The journey takes you from the birthplace of the virtuoso violin through its rich development, from Castello to Corelli.