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The early 18th century is called the Age of Reason, and the appellation works as well for music as it does for navigation and all the sciences. In celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Act of Longitude, Folger Consort will explores the scientific and the satirical in a late Baroque celebration of variety. Virtuoso cantatas, the brilliant and scientific harmonies of of Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Georg Philipp Telemann's amusing suite based upon Gulliver's Travels are performed with other treasures from an outward looking age. With violins, traverso, viola da gamba, theorbo, harpsichord, and soprano Yulia Van Doren.
Pre-concert discussion with Robert Aubry Davis
Friday, April 10, 7pm
Early Music Seminar
Wednesday, April 8, 6pm
$15, wine and cheese reception included