Washington Friends of Music

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Since 2012, music lovers from near and far have enthusiastically welcomed THE NEW BAROQUE SOLOISTS on New Year’s Day, and in the summer, at the Historic Meeting House (aka First Congregational Church) on the Washington Green.

The New Baroque Soloists are sought-after chamber and orchestral musicians, gifted artists and accomplished soloists. These outstanding musicians perform with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and other highly regarded orchestras and ensembles in the US and abroad. Special guests have been a welcome addition to the group and have included Sergey Antonov, Tchaikovsky Gold Medal Winner for Cello, Elmar Oliveira, award-winning distinguished violinist, and Suzanne Bona, prominent radio show host of the popular NPR broadcast “Sunday Baroque.”

Much appreciated by the audience are the musicians’ brief anecdotes before each piece is performed as they enlighten listeners about the composer, the instrument, and the historical context in an entertaining fashion.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The New Year’s Day concert at 4pm is enjoyed by more than 300 guests and is followed by a festive champagne party with the musicians.
  • The Summer Concert Festival take place on the last two Fridays in July and the first two Fridays in August, at 5:30pm. Each concert is followed by a reception with the musicians and refreshments.
  • For information and tickets please go to http://washingtonct4music.blogspot.com where you can also sign up to receive emails informing you about upcoming events and programs.
  • Washington Friends of Music is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its mission is to provide a forum for the New Baroque Soloists to perform