Telemann 360º: Fire & Invention - Telemann's Showpieces for the Dresden Orchestra
Nancy and Dick Eales Series at the Kimmel Center
Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare
Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, directors; Emlyn Ngai, concertmaster
(Re)discover baroque Germany's favorite composer, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), through ear-opening performances by Philadelphia's Premier Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare. Fire & Invention includes two grand, pull-out-all-the-stops concertos for orchestra, and the modern premiere of six new-found entr'acts by Telemann, all written for the finest band of his day, the Dresden Hofkapelle (now the Dresden State Orchestra), and collected by its concertmaster, Telemann's close friend and virtuoso violinist, Johann Georg Pisendel.
The concert concludes Telemann 360º, a 5-day, multidisciplinary festival that celebrates all things Telemann - his music, of course, but also all facets of a man with an insatiable curiosity about brewing, finance, gardening, literature, printing, publishing and more. Other Telemann 360º events include a second all-Telemann chamber concert, a live talk-show, an international symposium, pop-up events in gardens, pubs, museums and boats with a Philadelphia-Telemann connection, broadcasts and recordings.
Througout it's fifteen-year history,Tempesta di Mare has championed rediscoveries alongside established repertoire. With performances of over 30 modern “world premieres” of lost or forgotten baroque masterpieces, the Inquirer describe it as “an old-music group that acts like a new-music group, by pushing the cutting edge back rather than forward.”
In Fire & Invention the unconducted ensemble will showcase Telemann's unparalleled variety of character, nuance, melody and joie-de-vivre.
Concerto-Suite in F, TWV 54:F1
Entr'actes for orchestra - modern premiere
Concerto-Suite in F, TWV, 51:F4
Major support for Telemann 360º has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, with additional support by awards from The Presser Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, please visit, www.tempestadimare.org.