The Lewis Walpole Library Presents "The Vauxhall Gardens! " A Concert by New Vintage Baroque
Saturday, April 23, 2016
The First Church of Christ, Congregational
75 Main Street, Farmington, Connecticut
Free and Open to the Public
The Lewis Walpole Library is delighted to introduce the first in a series of free chamber concerts featuring works from the Library's collection of eighteenth-century music, performed by the New York-based ensemble New Vintage Baroque.
The first performance, The Vauxhall Gardens!, will be held at the the First Church of Christ, Congregational, Farmington, on Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m. New Vintage Baroque will be performing works by G. F. Handel, William Boyce, Carl Friedrich Abel, J. C. Bach, and catches performed at Vauxhall Gardens.
Vauxhall Gardens, the first of the pleasure gardens in Georgian London, was a site of social gathering and artistic display, open from May through September. People from all sectors of the city's fashionable society met to enjoy the evening's theatricals, musical performances, and diverse other entertainments.
New Vintage Baroque is an adventurous period instrument ensemble dedicated to the creation of a 21st-century repertoire for early instruments. Inviting audiences to examine their relationship with both the past and the present, their shows inventively weave together narration, new commissions, and music of the Baroque.
Yale University Library
The Lewis Walpole Library
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032