PRO MUSICA RARA
Illuminating Music and Words
Pro Musica Rara brings to life not only musical scores but puts them in context with the personal and historical events that inspired them. Join us for the entire season and share this exciting journey!
Artists-in-Residence at Towson University Center for the Arts
CONCERTS Sundays at 3:30 PM
Pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance
The Scottish Muse
With Rufus Müller, tenor
Christoph Hammer, fortepiano
Rufus Müller makes his Baltimore debut with
delightful folk song settings by Beethoven, Haydn, and others,
with Cynthia Roberts, violin; Allen Whear, cello
Love Letters from the Eighteenth Century
Music and stories surrounding the eighteenth century romances
of Thomas Jefferson, Josef Haydn, Benjamin Franklin, and Beethoven.
Music by Maria Cosway, Gluck, Schroeter, Haydn.
Readings by Towson University President Maravene Loeschke.
With Madeline Adkins, violin; Allen Whear, cello; Eva Mengelkoch, fortepiano
A Musical Offering in the Palace of Reason
Bach’s Musical Offering and other works inspired by the court of
Frederick the Great, performed by period ensemble.
Also featured: Pro Musica Rara’s 2012-13 student composition contest winner.
With Sara Nichols, transverse flute; Greg Mulligan and Ivan Stefanovic, violin; Sharon Pineo Myer, viola; Allen Whear, cello; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord
With Paul Leenhouts, recorder
Music of the early baroque in the “fantastic” style featuring noted recorder virtuoso Paul
Leenhouts, founding member of the famed Amsterdam Loecki Stardust Quartet. With Cynthia Roberts, violin; Allen Whear, cello; Avi Stein, harpsichord