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We're set to kick off our 36th season on FRIDAY, 8 June!

Scroll down for a look at our six concerts.

Tickets are $40 (General Admission) and $12 (Students)

(Purchase 4 or more concerts in the series and receive a 15% discount!  Look for the "GEN SUB 15%" price category).



8 June 2018



8 June

7:30 PM

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Music of Bach and Vivaldi

  • J.S. Bach, Solo harpsichord concerti in A Major (BWV 1055) and F minor (BWV 1056)

  • J.S. Bach, Concerti for 3 harpsichords in D minor (BWV 1063) and C major (BWV 1064)

  • A. Vivaldi, Sinfonia “alla rustica” in G major (RV 151), Sinfonia in G major (RV 146)

      Ian Watson, Gregory Hayes and Grant Moss, harpsichords

      Connecticut Early Music Ensemble


10 June 2018



10 June

5:00 PM


All Beethoven Program

  • Sonata for fortepiano and violin, Op 12 No. 1 in D major

  • Sonata for fortepiano and violin Op 12 No. 3 in E flat major

  • Trio for fortepiano, violin and cello Op 1 No. 3 in C minor

     Susanna Ogata, violin
     Guy Fishman, cello
     Ian Watson, fortepiano



15 June 2018



15 June

7:30 PM


G.F. Handel's ACIS and Galatea

Handel’s Acis and Galatea has been called an opera, a cantata, a masque or a pastoral oratorio, depending on which expert you read. Join us for a concert performance of what we like to call a ‘masterpiece in miniature.’

Boston’s Handel + Haydn Society


17 JUNE 2018

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17 June

5:00 PM


Virtuoso music from Italy and England

Grammy-nominated lutenists Paul O’Dette (above, left) and Ronn McFarlane present a program of duets by Terzi, Galilei, Piccinini, Johnson, Danyel, and others.


22 JUNE 2018



22 June

7:30 PM


Music for Cello da Spalla and more

If we told you that spalla was Italian for shoulder, wouldn’t you be curious to see Zachary Carrettin play a cello da spalla? Guy Fishman (cello) and Ian Watson (harpsichord) join a program featuring works by Stradella, Uccellini, Castello, Pandolfi, Mealli, and Gabrieli.

You can see Carrettin playing a Courante from Bach's Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello (BWV 1007) here.


24 JUNE 2018

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24 June

5:00 PM



  • Exsultate Jubilate, K. 165, featuring soprano Teresa Wakim

  • Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467

    • Ian Watson, fortepiano

  • Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551

    • Connecticut Early Music Ensemble