2019 Princeton Festival Baroque Chamber Ensemble

2019 Princeton Festival Baroque Chamber Ensemble

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Principal players from the Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra make up this ensemble. Its repertoire is drawn from the exciting, enchanting music written for small groups during the Baroque period.

This year the ensemble performs in the beautiful Trinity Church. Our Baroque concerts (Chamber Ensemble, Orchestra, Chorus and Orchestra) sell out every year. Be sure to get tickets early, before they’re all gone.

Ticket Alert: Regular seats ($30) still available. Preferred Seats ($40) SOLD OUT. 

Event Details

Saturday, June 22, 4:00 pm

General Admission $30 - $40
Students $15 (use STUTIX promo code when ordering)
Free "Meet the Artists" Reception follows the performance


Dario Castello (c.1590 - c.1630)
Sonata 15 à 4, Libro II. Venetia (1629)
Biagio Marini (1594 - 1663)
Sonata in Eco con tre violini
W. F. Bach (1710 - 1784)
Ouverture in G minor
Alessandro Piccinini (1566-c.1638)
From Intavolatura di Liuto et di Chitarrone (1623). Toccata; Chiaccona
Jean-Marie Leclair the Elder (1697 - 1764)
Trio Sonata Op. 4, No. 4 in F Major
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767)
Sonata in D (Spirituoso)

Three prominent composers anchor this year’s selection of music. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach’s Ouverture, alternately plaintive and lively, represents a clear break from the style of his father, J.S. Bach. The elegant trio sonata from Jean-Marie Leclair the Elder shows why he is considered the founder of the French violin school. Georg Philipp Telemann, renowned as one of the most talented and prolific composers in history, is represented by a glorious sonata for trumpet and ensemble.

Delightful surprises from lesser-known masters fill out the program. Dario Castello’s sonata in stil moderno calls for truly virtuoso playing from the whole ensemble, while Biagio Marini  supplies an “Echo” sonata with two violins responding to the primary instrument. Both composers were part of the circle of revolutionary musicians connected with Claudio Monteverdi. Finally, Alessandro Piccinini’s lute sonata justifies his reputation as a master of the instrument.