Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:30pm
Location: Great Hall, Wren Building
About the Performers
Modern Musick has received critical acclaim and a reputation among insiders as Washington’s early music ensemble to watch. Taking its name from an eighteenth century primer, The Modern Musick-Master or the Universal Musician, Modern Musick uses historical performance practices as a starting point to create cutting-edge music making in the moment. According to the Washington Post “Modern Musick played…with great spirit, the period strings both beautifully tracing sustained melodic lines and getting pleasantly rough when the rhythms got stronger.”
The ensemble has presented a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from English consort music to classical orchestral and chamber music. Modern Musick has appeared at the National Gallery of Art and has been featured regularly in the Washington Early Music Festival in programs of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Buxtehude, Haydn, Beethoven, and the French baroque. Modern Musick has collaborated with the Choirs of St. Paul’s K Street (Washington, DC), the Alexandria Choral Society, Cantate Chamber Singers, and Chantry in performances of Bach’s St. John Passion. Since 2012 Modern Musick has been Ensemble- in- Residence at Georgetown University.