Drew’s Early Music Series Continues on Jan. 30
The acclaimed Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble will perform 17th-century German masterworks.
MADISON, NJ—The Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble, one of the nation’s most exciting early modern music groups, will lead off the second half of Drew University’s da Camera concert series on January 30. Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, the group will present Fantasticus, an exploration of chamber music from 17th-century Germany, featuring works by Johann Kaspar Kerll, Matthias Weckmann, David Pohle and Antonio Bertali.
“The artists who performed during the first half of this season’s da Camera series were excellent and were appreciated by the audience,” said University President Vivian A. Bull. “We’re pleased to offer performances of the same high quality in 2013, starting with the Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble.”
Mealy and Andrijeski will be joined on stage by Dominic Teresi (bassoon); David Morris (cello); Charles Weaver (theorbo); and Avi Stein (harpsichord)—all of whom have earned high praise for their musical artistry as individuals and as a group. Early Music America remarked that the members of Quicksilver are “all virtuoso soloists in their own right, and together their playing is drop-dead gorgeous.” The group’s most recent CD, Stile Moderno—which was recorded in Drew’s own Concert Hall—, made headlines on the Huffington Post in 2011, which called it the “breakthrough of the year.”
Drew’s 2012-13 da Camera concert series, headquartered in Drew’s celebrated Concert Hall, includes some of the early music scene’s most prominent musicians and notable newcomers. The three remaining performances in the series will feature the Renaissance band Piffaro on February 20; Merynda Adams and Christopher Collins on harp and violin on March 20; and Sylvia Berry on fortepiano on April 6.
The Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble will appear at Drew at 8:00 p.m. in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Tickets are $20 for members of the general public and $10 for students with a valid educational ID. For tickets, please call the box office at 973.408.3917. More information about the da Camera series is available online at www.drew.edu/community.