LA FOLLIA PRESENTS
CHAMBER MUSIC FROM THE BAROQUE & CLASSICAL ERAS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANTON NEL
Premieres October 18 | Virtual Concert
This is La Follia's 40th anniversary season. They are responding to the current challenges presented by the pandemic with an imaginative season which combines online concerts with the commitment to return to live performance as soon as safely possible.
In their first concert, La Follia will contrast how the Baroque Era and Classical Era approached music for 2-3 players. It is a mistake to think of it as some kind of ascendant evolution culminating in Beethoven, any more than it is to think of a Picasso as "better" than a Boticelli. Rather, think of it as a music composed based on the norms of the time, but seeking new ways to excite the passions of contemporary listeners.
The program will feature music by Marais, Telemann, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.
- Stephen Redfield, violin
- Eric Smith, gamba and cello
- Keith Womer, harpsichord
- Anton Nel, fortepiano
Learn more about this performance here.
This concert will be recorded with the use of multiple camera angles in HD and CD quality audio to provide viewers the best possible experience. La Follia is offering several pay-per-view options including single or household viewing. Concert-goers can also elect to purchase individual performances or a two-show combo subscription.
- Date: Sunday, October 18
- Time: 6:00 p.m.
- Website: https://www.lafollia.org/october-concert-detail
- Cost: $20-$30
- Name: La Follia
Based in Austin, Texas, we perform music from the time of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Haydn and Mozart. We use instruments and performance practices appropriate to the period, so you experience the music exactly as the composers experienced it. Winner of multiple Austin Critics Table awards including Best Ensemble, La Follia is, in the words of the Austin American-Statesman, “Baroque done right.”