Tempesta di Mare, Telemann 360°, violins, 2017. Photo by Sharon Torello.
Tempesta di Mare, Telemann 360°, 2017. Photo by Sharon Torello.
Tempesta di Mare, Telemann 360° Talkshow, 2017. Photo by Sharon Torello.
Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra will present Telemann 360º, a two-part concert program and live talk show hosted by Live from Lincoln Center's Fred Child that will offer audiences a renewed perspective on baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann. Commemorating the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death, the project will unravel the 18th-century composer's remarkable, yet under-appreciated craft, in an effort to revive and solidify his artistic legacy. The chamber program will include a ca. 1715 quartet for flute, violin, cello, and harpsichord; a quartet written ca. 1710 in a pre-Vivaldian form; and a sonata in Telemann's "mixed" style from 1733. Audiences will also experience the modern premiere of a church cantata for alto and strings that was recently discovered to have been performed at the 1766 inauguration of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, PA. The second program will be performed by Tempesta's largest band to date: a 31-piece orchestra. The program will feature two rarely-performed orchestral concertos-en-suite, along with the modern premiere of the first newly-discovered Telemann orchestral work in decades. A studio recording of core project repertoire and the "Telemann Portal," an interactive web-based discovery tool, will augment the project.
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