The Juilliard School has announced the first concert to be performed by Juilliard Baroque, comprised of faculty members from the school’s new Historical Performance Program. The October 27 concert, an all-Bach program, will take place at the school’s Paul Hall and will feature violinists Monica Huggett (the program’s artistic director), Robert Mealy, Cynthia Roberts; cellist Phoebe Carrai; flutist Sandra Miller; double bassist Robert Nairn; oboist Gonzalo Ruiz; bassoonist Dominic Teresi; and harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss. Repertoire for the concert will include A Musical Offering and the concerto for Oboe and Strings in F Major (BWV 1053); a second concert on February 7 will feature Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto Nos. 3, 4, and 5. The ensemble’s teaching residency at Juilliard and concert schedule will be modeled on that of the Juilliard String Quartet, the conservatory’s resident quartet since 1946. Beginning in fall 2009, twelve students will be enrolled in the school’s new two-year graduate-level historical performance program.
Posted July 2, 2009