For centuries the Feast of Epiphany has been a time to celebrate with fire, light, and music – to fend off the cold winter and mark the arrival of the three wise men into Bethlehem. Medieval music blends the sacred and secular to create some of the most moving and sublime music ever written. Equally fascinating is to experience the pure harmonies of the Renaissance. All this plus the lingering remembrances of the Christmas, create a concert that is beautiful and intricate, and that extends the joys of the glorious holiday season for those of all ages. Come and be a part of this tradition!
Pro Musica Rara with Gwyn Roberts, recorder
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 4, Concerto in A Minor for flute, violin, and harpsichord;
Sara Nichols, flute; Jacob Lodico, recorder; Greg Mulligan, Julie Parcells, Cynthia Roberts, Ivan Stefanovic, violin; Sharon Pineo Myer, viola; Allen Whear, cello; Robert Barney, bass; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord
Towson University Center for the Arts, Towson, MD
For more information, call (410) 728-2820.
January 11 at 8:00 PM
Tomas Luis de Victoria's 1605 Requiem is a stunning masterpiece by the greatest Spanish composer of the late Renaissance. Passionate, grave, and distinctly Spanish, this work will resound in the great space of Washington National Cathedral. It will be complemented by rich and resonant works for winds, strings, and keyboard, with dazzling variations for all the players.
Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC
For more information, call (202) 544–7077.
James D. Francis Auditorium, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
For more information, call (540) 887-7188.