Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, British cellist Steven Isserlis brings a special Baroque program to our newly re-opened theater. In the authentic style of the period, he plays a gut-string cello and is accompanied by harpsichordist Richard Egarr, known for his "superstar performances" and "crisp, piquant sound" (The Boston Globe). Lose yourself in the sounds of 18th-century Europe as these two artists come together on the heels of their successful 2015 album Bach, Handel & Scarlatti: Gamba Sonatas, which was hailed for its "eloquence and rambunctious energy" (The Guardian).
Notes from Joseph "Yossi" Kalichstein, Artistic Director of Fortas
People are often so inclined to equate the Baroque period with Bach that one can easily forget that the movement, lasting less than a century, produced quite a number of other giants as well. I am grateful to Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr for opening that treasure box for us and playing not only a masterpiece by J.S. Bach, but also great works by Scarlatti, Boccherini, and Handel.
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