Atlanta Baroque Orchestra Announces 2011-2012 Season
Join us for our 15th year of Early Music
The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, under Artistic Director Julie Andrijeski, announce their 15th season. The first and longest-running early music chamber orchestra in the Southeast, based in Roswell in North Fulton County, Georgia, are proud to announce three concerts and four performance dates for 2011-2012, featuring several “modern world premieres” of music, old and new.
September 18, 2011: La Battalia! 17th-century Battle Music, at Roswell Presbyterian Church, 4:00 pm.
Violinist and director Julie Andrijeski leads two opposing string choirs in the fantastical musical battles of Biber and Schmeltzer. With this one-show-only concert, the Orchestra premieres two works never heard anywhere in the world since the late 1600s, by Schmeltzer and Hugi. Renowned musicologist Charles Brewer leads our musical journey to the legendary 17th-century gardens and palace of Krom??íž in Moravia for compositions by Vejvanovsky, Rittler, and more, featuring two Baroque trumpets.
February 4, 2012: A Prelude to Super Bowl XLVI: Psalms XLVI and CX, featuring the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir, at First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, 7:00 pm.
February 5, 2012: A second performance of Psalms XLVI and CX with the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir at Roswell Presbyterian Church, 3:00 pm.
The ABO returns to Midtown! Dr. Jerry Ulrich conducts the choir and orchestra in Handel’s 1707 sacred work Dixit Dominus, based on Psalm 110, then leaps to the 21st century with the premiere of Ulrich’s composition Psalm 46.
May 20, 2012: Spring Celebration at Roswell Presbyterian Church, 4:00 pm.
Director and Violinist Julie Andrijeski leads the Orchestra in a vivacious performance of “Spring” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and festive works by van Wassenaur, Fasch, Locatelli and Sammartini, featuring flutes, oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo.
Advance Tickets for all concerts at Roswell Presbyterian Church are on sale now at http://atlantabaroque.ticketleap.com/. Regular admission $17, day-of-show $20. Season Ticket packages and discounts for Seniors, Students and Groups are all available.
Since 1997, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra has been a leading light in the Southeast in the “early music” and “historically-informed performance” movement, playing replicas of the actual instruments used in the era of Bach. Performers are accomplished in unusual instruments and techniques that create a sound and a concert experience very different from “contemporary” symphony orchestras. The ABO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization.