• London

    Concert Program I: London

    For some two hundred years following the death of Henry Purcell, England failed to produce a composer of international merit. The German critic Oscar A. H. Schmitz famously derided the nation as Das Land ...

    Saturday, July 14, 2018, 6:00 PM

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  • Paris

    Concert Program II: Paris

    No city captivates the imagination quite like Paris. For generations, the world’s leading artists, writers, and thinkers—to say nothing of its young lovers and starry-eyed dreamers—have flocked to La Ville Lumière. Her splendor has ...

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7:30 PM

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  • St. Petersburg

    Concert Program III: St. Petersburg

    Built in 1703 by Peter the Great to be a cosmopolitan, Western-style metropolis, St. Petersburg emerged over subsequent decades as the center of Russian musical culture. It was in St. Petersburg that Mikhail Glinka, ...

    Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:00 PM

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  • Leipzig

    Concert Program IV: Leipzig

    When Georg Philipp Telemann turned down the post of Leipzig Music Director and Cantor, the city begrudgingly offered the position to its second choice: Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach’s years in Leipzig produced some of ...

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:30 PM

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  • Berlin

    Concert Program V: Berlin

    Through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Berlin emerged and then handily secured its status as one of Europe’s most vital cultural centers. It was to Berlin that the aging J. S. Bach traveled in ...

    Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6:00 PM

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  • Budapest

    Concert Program VI: Budapest

    Western composers from Haydn and Mozart to Brahms were irresistibly drawn to the folk music of Central Europe, infusing some of their most popular works with its infectious spirit. With Hungarian music’s own nationalist ...

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7:30 PM

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  • Vienna

    Concert Program VII: Vienna

    The 2018 season’s final Concert Program celebrates Vienna—from the Classical era into the twentieth century, the indisputable capital of the Western musical world. It was in Vienna that the Salzburg-born wunderkind Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ...

    Thursday, August 2, 2018, 7:30 PM

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