Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2009 Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival

From a Press Release
All concerts at 7:30 PM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 3rd & A Streets, SE in Washington, DC, just behind the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill. Admission (suggested donation/free will offering): $20. Youth 18 and younger are encouraged to attend for free. For further information please call (800) 281-8026 or St. Mark’s at (202) 543-0053 or see

Sunday, June 28 at 7:30 PM


All twelve of the Fantasies for solo flute by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) will be performed by baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan. The fantasies, each in a different key, will be preceded by an improvised prelude, as was customary in Telemann's day.

Tuesday, June 30 at 7:30 PM


Flutist Jeffrey Cohan, violinist/violist Risa Browder and cellist John Moran celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) with a Divertimento and an 18th-century transcription of one of Haydn's 126 baryton trios, along with works performed in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the death of Carl Wilhelm Glösch (also 1732-1809), probably a student of Frederick the Great's flute teacher Johann Joachim Quantz, and the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest of all French flutists, François Devienne (1759-1803). The music will be performed on instruments similar to those with which Haydn would have been familiar, from copies of late 18th-century prints mostly from the Library of Congress and the Danish Royal Library.

Wednesday, July 1 at 7:30 pm


Soprano Kate Vetter Cain, flutist Jeffrey Cohan, cellist John Moran and harpsichordist Michelle Roy will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Several of Handel's nine German Arias including Flammende Rose and Meine Seele hört im Sehen will be performed, as well as the air Sweet Bird, That Shunn'st The Noise Of Folly from Handel's pastoral ode, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and his solo cantata Nell dolce dell'oblio. In addition, a Sonatille will be performed in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Michel Corrette (1709-1795).

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