Post Date: 09/06/2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA  3PM
Arcadia Players’ 33rd season opens with a program of celebrated instrumental works from the baroque period including Johann Pachelbel’s Canon & Gigue, Johann Sebastian Bach’s lively Orchestral Suite No. 2, Antonio Vivaldi’s evocative flute concerto, La Notte, and more. Flutist Andrea LeBlanc will be the featured soloist.
 
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA  7PM
A holiday spectacular: George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. With Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble and soloists. Andrew Arceci will conduct.
 
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley, MA  3PM
Arcadia Viols will be joined by Andrew Arceci for an intimate program of consort repertoire from the Renaissance. Featured composers include Orlando Gibbons, John Coprario, Thomas Lupo and Alfonso Ferrabosco the younger.
 
Sunday, April 2, 2023
Bombyx Center, Florence, MA  4PM
After years of waiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arcadia Players proudly presents Johann Theile’s St. Matthew Passion. Theile’s elegant setting predates that of Johann Sebastian Bach and is a hidden masterpiece of the German Baroque.
 
 
The safety of our audience and our performers is of the utmost importance. Until further notice, proof of full vaccination will be required at the door, and masks are required at all times.
 
Arcadia Players’ 2022-2023 concert season is made possible through the support of our patrons and donors, by our media sponsor New England Public Media, and by the Cultural Councils of Amherst and South Hadley, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by direct support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 
 
Founded in 1989, Arcadia Players is a professional ensemble of musicians specializing in historical performance practice and dedicated to presenting music of the past in a fresh light for audiences old and new. We offer a series of concerts each year in communities around western Massachusetts and beyond, bringing together artists and audiences from throughout the region to engage listeners and showcase the work of area performers. Andrew Arceci became our new Artistic Director in the spring of 2022.
 
Arcadia Players is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies.

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