Tafelmusik; GAS 24

March 3, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue, University City, MO 63130

$35-40 general admission
$32-37 Wash U faculty/staff
$15 students/youth


Overture in D minor, from FVW K:d4 by Johann Friedrich Fasch

Concerto Grosso in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 11 by Pietro Locatelli  

Concerto for bassoon in B-flat Major, RV 510 “La Notte” by Antonio Vivaldi    
     Dominic Teresi, bassoon soloist 

Chaconne from Alcyone by Marin Marais            

Orchestral Suite in B-flat Major, TWV 55:B13 by Georg Philipp Telemann    

Concerto for 2 violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach    

“When the big names of the Baroque era composed their masterpieces 300 years ago they must have dreamed about their hits sounding this good. Tafelmusik was a time-machine last night, sweeping the audience out of its seats and back to that magic period between 1650 and 1750.”

— The Royal Gazette

In Passions Revealed, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra takes you on a journey that dives into the rich, evocative, and stirring emotions found in works by Fasch, Locatelli, Vivaldi, Marais, Telemann, and Bach. 

The program explores a wide variety of colours and affects. We open with a rousing Fasch overture that conveys confidence and fearlessness. The strings are then featured in a hauntingly beautiful and wistful concerto grosso by Locatelli. A restless but ultimately hopeful journey through the night, from dusk to dawn, follows in Vivaldi’s programmatic La Notte. We close the first half with a gorgeous celebration of love in the chaconne from Marais’s opera Alcyone.
Following the intermission, we share a wonderful Telemann suite that contrasts poignant oboe solos and lively dance movements. Our baroque journey ends with Bach’s brilliant Concerto for 2 violins in D Minor.

E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall

E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall

This traditional auditorium is suitable for a large orchestra concert or a smaller musical event. The room features a partial-thrust stage and two Steinway Pianos and seats up to 1,092 guests. Click for more information and a self-guided virtual tour!