Electric Earth Concerts presents ACRONYM baroque string ensemble
Name: Electric Earth Concerts presents ACRONYM baroque string ensemble
Date: September 10, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Baroque string ensemble ACRONYM is dedicated to giving modern premieres of the wild instrumental music of the 17th century. Playing with “…consummate style, grace, and unity of spirit” (The New York Times), the group formed in 2012 to create the first recording of the Alphabet Sonatas of Johann Pezel. ACRONYM’s following disc, sonatas by Antonio Bertali, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim: Alex Ross selected it as a CD Pick, and Early Music America Magazine wrote “…the idiomatic performances and spacious recording by these young musicians are absolutely first-rate. This is a disc…belonging in everyone’s collection.” Works by two great 17th century composers, Heinrich Biber and Johann Schmelzer, along with modern premieres of long-forgotten music make up ACRONYM’s typically fascinating and resourceful program. It concludes with two famous works of “battle” music from the Viennese baroque. Admission is $25 and may be paid for online at http://www.electricearthconcerts.org, or at the door. Middle school and high school students are welcome to attend free of charge.