Program

John Dowland

Lachrimae

Georg Philipp Telemann

Sonata in E Minor for 2 oboes, bassoon, and strings

Jan Dismas Zelenka

Hipocondrie à 7 Concertanti in A Major

J.S. Bach

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major

Event Info

Early Music Princeton joins forces with members of the internationally-renowned baroque orchestra The English Concert and students from Juilliard's historic performance program for a free public performance of early music by J.S. Bach, John Dowland, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Jan Dismas Zelenka.

About the Artist:

Early Music Princeton (EMP) is the university Baroque ensemble for graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines, as well as staff members at Princeton University. Members of Early Music Princeton study and perform repertoire spanning three centuries from Renaissance to high Baroque. With a special focus on historical performance practices and playing on period instruments at A415, EMP has a recently expanded the instrument collection, which now includes violins, viola, cello, a full range of viols, and Baroque bows, to name but a few.

Early Music Princeton is led by faculty director and harpsichordist Wendy Young, along with graduate student directors Joyce Chen and Kyle Masson. EMP faculty members Nancy Wilson (violin), Sarah Cunningham (viola da gamba and Baroque cello), and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek (soprano), all internationally renowned Baroque specialists, also coach the participants throughout the semester. 

The English Concert is an outstanding orchestra: exceptional, in the world-renowned quality, ambition and variety of its live and recorded output; unique, in the zeal of its players for working and performing together; unwavering, in its desire to connect with its audience throughout the world.

Under the artistic direction of Harry Bicket and principal guest Kristian Bezuidenhout, The English Concert has earned a reputation for combining urgency, passion and fire with precision, delicacy and beauty. The artistic partners they collaborate with reflect and enhance their pursuit for new ways to bring our music to life. Joyce DiDonato, Dame Sarah Connolly, Iestyn Davies, Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, Dominic Dromgoole, Tom Morris and many more have not only brought their extraordinary skills to individual projects but continue to help the orchestra to shape the way that they perform.   

The Fellowship program of The English Concert in America (TECA), created in association with The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance faculty in New York and The English Concert, provides a select group of emerging young performers opportunities to continue to develop artistically at a critical stage in their education and professional life. Fellows benefit from coaching sessions and master classes with The English Concert musicians, performances with The English Concert, and participation in concerts organized by TECA. Since its establishment in 2014, the Fellowship has been awarded to twenty Historical Performance graduates specializing in early music on period instruments.