PRESS RELEASE – New Comma Baroque Celebrates 300 Years of C.P.E. Bach & Music-Making at the Court of Frederick the Great


October 8, 2014

This fall, New Comma Baroque presents 2 special programs celebrating 300 Years of C.P.E. Bach and music-making at the court of Frederick the Great:

Johann Gottlieb Graun’s Concerto for Violin, Viol & Orchestra in c-minor

New Comma Baroque Performs Johann Gottlieb Graun's Concerto for Violin, Viol & Orchestra in c-minorAs part of the program ‘Baroque – Old & New,’ New Comma Baroque’s
Peter Lekx, Phillip W. Serna and Emily Jane Katayama join Robert
Hasty & the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra to perform
Johann Gottlieb Graun’s rarely heard and virtuosic Concerto for Violin,
Viol & Orchestra in c-minor, GraunWV A:XIII:3. Other works on the
program include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in
D-Major, Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas brasileiras No. 2 & Ottorino
Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite II.

Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
Presents New Comma Baroque with Robert Hasty & the
Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:30PM
$6 General Admission, $4 Students

In the Court of the Prussian King – Virtuosity at the Court of Frederick the Great

New Comma Baroque - In the Hall of the Prussian KingJoin New Comma Baroque in their electrifying and dynamic program,
In the Hall of the Prussian King: Virtuosity at the Court of Frederick the
Great, a celebration of 300 years of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Frederick II
of Prussia, a composer and flutist, surrounded himself with a myriad of
the greatest musicians of his day. Enjoy New Comma Baroque’s exploration
of C.P.E. Bach’s dramatic works alongside sublime gems by his
contemporaries: Karl Heinrich Graun, Ernst Christian Hesse, Johann
Christian Hertel, and Johann Joachim Quantz.

Valparaiso University Department of Music Faculty Concert Series
Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts,
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Saturday, November 1, 2014 7:30PM
Free Admission

Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn
The Byron Colby Barn, Prairie Crossing, Grayslake, IL
Sunday, November 16, 2014 4:00PM
Brochure –
$18 General Admission, Children Under 16 are Free

For all of New Comma Baroque‘s concerts and other events, please visit

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