CONCERT 3: NEW YEAR 2013
The Winds of Yore…..and Now!
8 pm, Friday, February 22, 2013 in Philadelphia:
Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd & Spruce Streets
8 pm, Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Chestnut Hill:
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue3 pm, 3pm, Sunday, February 24 at Swarthmore College
Whether in 16th century Regensburg or 21st century Philadelphia, wind players served then and continue to serve now to decorate the musical life of their cities in numerous ways and on various occasions. Piffaro’s winds (and strings!) and the winds of Orchestra 2001 join together in concert to present wind music and instruments, and leapfrog the centuries to share, compare and contrast repertoire, tambours and a potentially playful half-step difference in basic pitch level!. Don’t miss the fun interplay and excitement of this musical adventure!
Concert 4: Back before Bach!
3 pm, Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Wilmington
Sts. Andrew & Matthew Church, 719 Shipley Street
In addition to the Philadelphia performance, Piffaro will present an all-instrumental version of this program for its audiences in Wilmington, which is a part of the subscription series at that venue.
SPECIAL EVENTS: SPRING 2013
1. The Bach Festival of Philadelphia presents Back before Bach!
8 pm, Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Philadelphia:
St. Mark’s Church, 1625 Locust Street
NOTE: Tickets for this event are available only through the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, www.choralarts.com
Bach’s father, Johann Ambrosius Bach was in fact a stadtpfeiffer in the town band of Arnstadt, and his godfather, Sebastian Nagel, a stadtpfeiffer in Gotha. Even his wife, Anna Magdalena, came from a family of winds players, for her father, Johann Caspar Wilcke, was a trumpeter in Zeitz and Weissenfels. Wind bands and the sounds of music performed on wind instruments, then, were part and parcel of J. S.’s young and formative years. Come and hear those sounds as J.S. heard them in settings of popular hits, hymns, motets and dances from the 16 th and 17th centuries, and witness how magically J.S. transformed some of them into his own chorale settings!
2. Piffaro presents its national recorder competition
7:30 pm, Saturday, January 26, 2013, Philadelphia
Mary Louise Curtis Branch of Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
Young recorder players from around the country gather in Philadelphia for the finals of Piffaro’s bi-annual competition. Join us in January 2013 to hear these young virtuosi, live!
3. Piffaro and The Laughing Bird
Saturday, April 20, 2013, Philadelphia
St. Clements Church, 20th & Appletree Streets
Members of Piffaro join this up-and-coming Philadelphia vocal quartet in an intimate concert of vocal and instrumental works. Enjoy wine & cheese with the musicians after the performance!