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Harmony of Nations.

FilamentCelebrating the free-flowing exchange of musical ideas among seekers and sages as well as the distinctive, newly inflected voices developed through the merger of seemingly disparate national styles. Highlights of the program will include Georg Muffat’s iconic violin sonata, chamber sonatas by Rosenmüller and Krieger, and music of the visionary Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.

Evan Few, violin
Elena Smith, viola da gamba
John Walthausen, harpischord

Filament is a chamber ensemble, formed in 2019, of Philadelphia-based period-instrument soloists. Comprising a core trio of violin, viola da gamba, and keyboards, its respective founding members are Evan Few, Elena Smith, and John Walthausen. As constituents of the global early music community, they regularly join the ranks of such ensembles as Apollo’s Fire, Bach Collegium Japan, Chatham Baroque, New York City Opera, Philadelphia Bach Collegium, Tempesta di Mare, Venice Baroque Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Consort. As an ensemble, they share their collective passion for the rich trio repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries with audiences in Philadelphia, the Delaware River Valley, and beyond. Recent preoccupations include music of Northern Germany and Scandinavia, and cross-cultural music-making in Northern Europe.

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1:15 - 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

This concert will be livestreamed on our website, and on YouTube and Facebook, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.

Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/96398757608
Meeting ID: 963 9875 7608

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Time: Thursdays, 1:15 – 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are currently live streamed, followed by an intimate chat on Zoom.