Program: (subject to change)
- Suite no. 2 in G major from Die kleine Kammermusik, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
- Sonata no. 2 from Les Délices de la Solitude, Op. 20 (1739), Michel Corrette (1709-1795)
- Fantasia in G minor, TWV 40:2-13 (1733), G.P. Telemann
- Trio Sonata in C minor, HWV 386a (1719), George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
- Sonata no. 3 in G major (1756), Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778)
- Sonata “La Steinquerque” (1690), François Couperin (1668-1733)
- Vos mépris chacque jour (1689), Michel Lambert (1610-1696)
- Ground in Gamut, Z. 645, Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
- Chaconne des Scaramouches from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1670), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Kleine Kammermusik is dedicated to reviving the wealth of Baroque chamber music for winds and continuo. With paired oboes and recorders, and a supportive continuo group of bassoon, cello, viola da gamba, and keyboard, the group comprises a versatile blend of instruments suited to music from a wide range of contexts, from vivid outdoor celebrations and military fanfares to intimate chamber gatherings. Through innovative programming and imaginative use of space they create fresh and entertaining events with a distinctively historic flavor.
Kleine Kammermusik takes its name from a chamber ensemble at the Dresden court in the early 18th century. It is also the name of a collection of pieces by Telemann that he dedicated to four oboists. Intimate in nature and flexible in instrumentation, these pieces embody our approach to sharing music in creative ways that are both colorful and conversational.