The acclaimed period-instrument chamber ensemble Musicians of the Old Post Road continues its 25th anniversary season with a program entitled "With Liberty and Music for All: Music of the American Moravians," featuring fascinating and rarely heard vocal and instrumental music from the 18th-century American Moravian community of Salem, North Carolina. Joined by the vocal duo "Les Sirènes" (Kristen Watson and Kathryn Mueller, sopranos) in works by Moravian composers, the ensemble will also perform instrumental chamber music by Haydn, J.C. F. Bach and others.
Arriving from Central Europe in the 1740s, the Moravians established communities in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Ohio. Music had a central role in their lives and activities. When they immigrated to America, they brought with them thousands of music manuscripts by European composers (such as Haydn and J.C.F. Bach). They also composed music that is of impressively high quality that included copious vocal works with instrumental ensemble and chamber music. Musicians of the Old Post Road will present a sampling of these musical treasures, including beautiful and expressive vocal solos and duets with instrumental ensemble by Moravian composers Christian Geisler, Johann Freyt, J. F. Peter, Johannes Herbst, and others. The program will also feature instrumental chamber music that was performed at the Moravians musical gatherings. These will include a flute quartet by Joseph Haydn, a sinfonia by J. C. F. Bach, a trio sonata for viola, cello, and continuo by Johann Daniel Grimm, and a string trio by the Moravian composer John Antes.
SPECIAL TICKET OFFER FOR BOSTON CULTURAL NOMADS: $12 (Regular price is $30 for general admission). Children ages 7-17 admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult. A reception open to all ticket holders will follow each performance. For more information and tickets, call (781)[masked] or email [masked]. www.OldPostRoad.org
HOW TO BUY THE $12 TICKETS:
By Phone: You can simply call[masked] and mention that you are a member of Boston Cultural Nomads. (Office hours: M-W-F afternoons)
1. Go to https://oldpostroad.org/concert_series
and select Sat. March 15 as the concert you will attend.
2. Select General admission and enter the # of tickets you'd like to purchase and 'Add to cart."
3. At Checkout, enter the promo code NOMAD. The total will be updated to show the discount.
4. Your tickets will be held at Will Call at the concert venue.
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