How did fashionable hotels provide musical entertainment for their salon guests in a pre-radio, mid-19th century world? Enter the European Salon Orchestra (ESO). Often comprised of the soloists from the respective sections of a local full-sized orchestra, these pocket symphonies featured a violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, clarinet, trumpet and percussion, as well as a vocalist.
The Assumption College HumanArts series is pleased to announce an evening of poetry and prose with John Hodgen and his daughter, the novelist Christie Hodgen.
Frédéric Rivoal is an organist and harpsichordist who regularly is invited to give recitals in Europe, the United States, and Japan. He plays with a number of Baroque music ensembles and symphonic orchestras, both as soloist and continuo player.
Assumption College HumanArts series presents The Bach Consort of Worcester. Michelle Graveline, Artistic Director and harpsichordist, returns for a concert featuring the concerti grossi of Arcangelo Corelli and George Frederic Handel. Also featured will be the Viola Concerto in D Major by Carl Philipp Stamitz featuring violist Peter Sulski, who is also string leader for the Consort.
A true champion of the classical guitar, virtuoso Eliot Fisk is recognized internationally for his unparalleled musical artistry and technical wizardry. Mr. Fisk will play a diverse program of solo works by J. S. Bach and others in what promises to be a truly enthralling musical experience for all. Biography
The Assumption College HumanArts series and the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) present a lecture by Dr. Lisa Nevett “Beyond Rhetoric: Tracing Women’s Activities in the Cityscape of late Archaic and early Classical Athens”, Tuesday October 24th in the Kennedy Building Alden Trust room 112. There will be a 6:30pm reception followed by the lecture at 7:00pm.
Organ Recital by LORETO ARAMENDI-Main organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ (1863) of the Santa Maria Basilica, San Sebastián, Spain
The Bach Consort of Worcester continues its J. S. Bach series with the celebrated Brandenburg concertos #3 and #6. Also on the program will be the famous A minor violin concerto of J. S. Bach, with Peter Sulski as violin soloist. Program
The Assumption College HumanArts series presents an organ recital featuring Pr. Dr. Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet. The program will include French music from the Romantic period to the 20th century (Widor, Franck, Tournemire, Duruflé, Dufourcet, Hakim), completed by an improvisation on Gregorian chant proper to the liturgical time. Please join us for a reception immediately following performance in the Lauring Community Room. This event is free and open to the public.