April 1, 2017 - 7:00 pm
  • Tickets Required

Quicksilver brings together leading historically informed performers in North America today. Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, this ensemble explores the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period to the High Baroque.

“Enlightening … the audience was on its feet cheering and hooting as if it were at a rock show.” –The New York Times

The Big Wig: Sophisticated and Unexpected Music from the Courts of France and England
Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, violins & directors
David Morris, viola da gamba
Avi Stein, harpsichord and organ
Charles Weaver, theorbo and guitar

The Big Wig:
Sophisticated and Unexpected Music from the Courts of England and France

Sonata in A major John Blow (1649–1708)
Largo – [Andante] — Allegro — Adagio

Fantasia-suite no.4 in C major Matthew Locke (c.1621–1677)
from The Broken Consort, Part I (London, 1661)
Fantazie — Courante — Ayre — Sarabande

Pavan in B Flat Major, Z 750 Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

Fantasia-suite in D minor John Jenkins (1592–1678)

Mortlake Ground John Blow

Sonata no.5 in G Minor Henry Purcell
from Ten Sonata’s in Four Parts (London, 1697)
[Grave] — [Canzona] — [Largo] — Adagio — Presto — [Adagio]


Suite no.4 in B flat major Marin Marais (1656–1728)
from Pièces en trio (Paris, 1692)

Premiere Suite in G major Jean-Féry Rebel (1666–1747)
from Pièces pour le violon avec la basse continue (Paris, 1705)
Prelude — Allemande — Sarabande — Chaconne

Suite in D major Marin Marais
from Pièces de viole, cinquième livre (Paris, 1725)
Allemande la Flateuse
La Fromental; Double

Sonade from L’Imperiale (La Convalescente) François Couperin (1668–1733)
from Les Nations (Paris, 1726)
Gravement — Vivement — Gravement, et marqué — Légérement — Rondement — Vivement

Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, 53 College Street, Amherst MA. Free. Tickets required and available through concerts at amherst dot edu or online at:

Contact Info

Alisa Pearson
(413) 542-2195
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