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Music City Baroque Presents “The Virtuosi of Dresden” Led by Guest Director Allison Edberg Nyquist

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Music City Baroque presents Music from Dresden, led by guest director Allison Edberg Nyquist, violin

DATE and TIME:  Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

PLACE:  St. George’s Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205

PROGRAM:   

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach:  Sinfonie in F Major, F. 67, “Dissonances”
Johann Joachim Quantz: Quartet in G Major, Q.V. 4:10
Johann Georg Pisendel:  Concerto in D Major
Frencesco Maria Veracini:  Overture No. 3 in B-flat Major

TICKETS:  Free Admission (part of St. George’s In Excelsis series)

INFORMATION:  www.musiccitybaroque.org, 615-479-8215, or 850-264-9293

PERFORMERS: 

Musicians of Music City Baroque, led by guest director Allison Edberg Nyquist, violin

Music City Baroque, led by returning guest director Allison Edberg Nyquist, presents a free concert of orchestral music from Dresden, the historic court of the Elector of Saxony, on Sunday, October 26 at 3:00 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Pike, Nashville. 

The program includes a concerto by Pisendel, a concertmaster of the Dresden orchestra, with Allison serving as violin soloist, as well as music by W.F. Bach, Quantz, and Veracini (an arch-rival to Pisendel).  The concert is free and open to the public, as part of St. George’s In Excelsis music series.

Allison Edberg Nyquist, guest director:  Noted for the beauty of her playing as well as for her versatility, violinist Allison Edberg Nyquist is one of the preeminent performers of baroque and modern violin. She has been praised by The Chicago Sun Times as "impeccable, with unerring intonation and an austere beauty". Equally at home as an orchestral and chamber musician, she also performs regularly as a violist and in recent years has added the viola d'amore to her list of favorite instruments.

Ms. Nyquist has performed throughout North America, collaborating with many of the top baroque ensembles, including Chatham Baroque, Ensemble Galilei, Apollo's Fire, the Foundling Baroque Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort, La Monica, and The Vivaldi Project. She is frequently featured at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. Her discography includes recordings for the Eclectra, Delos, and Centaur CD labels.

Based in Chicago, IL, Ms. Nyquist was recently appointed to the adjunct faculty of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. 

Celebrating its 10th anniversary season, Music City Baroque continues to bring a fresh perspective to the beautiful and enduring music of the Baroque era. The music of composers such as Bach and Vivaldi — expressive, elegant, and passionate — continues to move people today, hundreds of years after it was written. Winning praise for their "lively and joyous approach," the musicians use authentic instruments and style to recreate the original sound of the music.

For more information, call Chris Stenstrom at 615-479-8215 or George Riordan at 850-264-9293 or e-mail chris_stenstrom@comcast.net or george.riordan@mtsu.edu.

Upcoming concerts in the Music City Baroque 2014-15 season:

Early 2015 (watch our website):  Bach's Coffee House - Venue and time to be announced.

Sunday, April 19, 2015:  Vivaldi's Gloria, with the choir of St. George’s - 3:00 p.m., St. George's Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Pike, Nashville.  Free admission (part of St. George’s In Excelsis music series).

Website:  www.musiccitybaroque.org