The Sebastians present “The Three Musketeers”
September 26, 2015, 7:30pm
All Angels’ Church, 251 West 80th Street (map)
We hope you’ll join us as we launch our 2015–16 All Angels’ Concert Series with a dazzling display of virtuoso works for three violins and continuo.
For this concert we’re bringing together three of our favorite violinists from across the country—Daniel S. Lee of NYC/Connecticut, Nicholas DiEugenio of North Carolina, and Alexander Woods of Utah—to play music specifically written for three violins in every combination. The pieces span many countries (German, English, French, Italian) but are unified by the fantastic interplay that these composers created for the three instruments.
$40 General, $35 Seniors (65+), $15 Students (with valid ID)
Period violinist Daniel S. Lee enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster, and teacher. He has been praised for his “ravishing vehemence” and “fleet-fingered, passionate… soulful performance” (The New York Times). In “The Three Musketeers,” Daniel will lead the Schmelzer and Buonamente Sonatas, as well as the Purcell Ground in D minor.
Praised for his “invigorating, silken” playing and “mysterious atmosphere” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and as an “evocative” violinist (The New York Times), Nicholas DiEugenio leads a versatile life in music from Biber to Carter and beyond. In “The Three Musketeers,” he will lead the Fonata, Boismortier, and Finger Sonatas.
Violinist Alexander Woods has been hailed by The New York Times as both a “showstopping” violinist as well as a “deft and sensitive accompanist.” In “The Three Musketeers,” he will lead the Gabrieli and Marini Sonatas, the Baltzar Suite, and Pachelbel’s Canon & Gigue.
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620–1680)
Sonata in D major
Giovanni Battista Buonamente (1595–1642)
Sonata in D minor
Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706)
Canon & Gigue in D
Giovani Gabrieli (c. 1555–1612)
Sonata no. 21 in G major
Giovanni Battista Fontana (1571–1630)
Sonata no. 16 in C major
Biagio Marini (1594–1663)
Sonata in Eco con tre violini
Thomas Baltzar (1630–1663)
Suite in C major
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689–1755)
Sonata in A minor, op. 34, no. 6
Gottfried Finger (1660–1730)
Sonata in D major, op. 1, no. 9
Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
Ground in D minor
Program may be subject to change.
Daniel S. Lee, violin
Nicholas DiEugenio, violin
Alexander Woods, violin
Ezra Seltzer, cello
Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord
Charles Weaver, theorbo
Note: All Angels’ Church unfortunately does not have an elevator and is therefore only accessible by stairs. Please contact us for more details or for a list of handicapped-accessible events.