The 2017-2018 Season
 

 Signature Series
 Saturdays at 8pm
 
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Sat, Sept. 16, 2017
 Robert deMaine, cello 
 Adam Neiman, piano

Sat, Oct. 7, 2017
 Ensemble 4.1
 Piano "Windtet"

Sat, Nov. 18, 2017
 Juilliard String Quartet
 

Sat, Dec. 2, 2017
 London Handel Players
 

Sat, Feb. 3, 2018
 Dover Quartet
 David Shifrin, clarinet

Sat, Mar. 24, 2018
 Sergei Babayan, piano
 
 
Sat, Apr. 14, 2018
 Fauré Quartett
 Piano Quartet


Sat, May 19, 2018
 Zukerman Trio
 Piano Trio

4 London Handel Players

The London Handel Players

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8pm

SPECIAL VENUE
Birmingham First United Methodist Church
1589 W Maple Rd, Birmingham

For over fifteen years, since making their debut at Handel’s parish church, St. George’s Hanover Square, as part of the London Handel Festival in 2000, the London Handel Players have thrilled audiences across the world with their performances and recordings. They appear regularly at Wigmore Hall and at many of the leading festivals in the UK, Europe and North America, performing baroque chamber music and concertos and collaborating with the world's great singers. They have performed across Canada and the United States, making their New York debut at the Frick Museum in 2012 and returning to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2014. Their recent appearances include the Spitalfields, London Handel, Tilford Bach, Cork Early Music, Göttingen International Handel, Gregynog, Kings Lynn, Stratford, Newbury Spring, Stour, Halle International Handel, York Early Music and Brighton Early Music Festivals.

The ensemble brings a program of music never before heard on the Chamber Music Society of Detroit series. Celebrating Telemann's 250th birthday anniversary, the program is entitled "Telemann and Handel: Friends for Life," and alternates works by the two contemporaries, who met as young men and remained good friends for over sixty years.  

"Consummate skill and musicianship"

– The New York Times

"The playing, both individually and collectively, is impeccable and the result is a very significant recording indeed."

– The Early Music Review

Program:

“Telemann and Handel: Friends for Life”
Handel: Trio Sonata in F major, HWV 389
Telemann: Sonata for Violin and Continuo in A major, TWV 41:A6 (from Essercizii Musici)
Handel/Arr. Brown: Arias from Semele and Alcina
Telemann: Sonata for Recorder and Continuo in C major, TWV 41:C5 (from Essercizii Musici)
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430 ("The Harmonious Blacksmith") 
Telemann: Paris Quartet No. 6 in E minor 

Pre-Concert Event

6:45pm, Free to ticket-holders.
Details TBA.