“Sounding Together: Origins of the Symphony”
Saturday April 2, 2022 – 7pm
Wesley United Methodist Church
Andrew Arceci, the new Artistic Director of Arcadia Players, the Northampton-based period instrument ensemble, will lead his inaugural in-person concert exploring the origins of the symphonic genre. The program will include Vivaldi’s Sinfonia-Al Santo Sepolcro, Handel’s “Sinfony” from Messiah, and early string symphonies by Johan Helmich Roman, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and others.
Tickets are available at www.arcadiaplayers.org or at the door. To welcome our audience back to in-person performances, tickets will be on a “pay what you wish” basis ($25 suggested.)
The safety of our audience and our performers is of the utmost importance. Proof of full vaccination will be required at the door. Masks are required at all times. The approximately one-hour program will be performed without intermission. Attendees are invited to meet Andrew Arceci following the performance.
This concert is supported by grants from the Amherst Cultural Council, the South Hadley Cultural Council, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
About Andrew Arceci
Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Arceci has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Recording credits include APM Music/Juice Music, Cedille Records, Centaur Records, Music & Arts, NPR, PRI, Silent Witness––television series by BBC One (UK), BBC Radio 3 (UK), Novum (UK), Bôłt Records/Monotype Records (Poland), Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (Germany), and Deutschlandradio (Germany). He has taught at several institutions, including Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College (Director, Collegium Musicum), and Worcester State University. Additionally, he has given lectures, masterclasses, and/or workshops at Illinois Wesleyan University, the International Baroque Institute at Longy-Bard College, the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, the Narnia Arts Academy (Italy), Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), and Burapha University (Thailand). He was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University during the 2019-2020 academic year.
About Arcadia Players
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. Arcadia Players is in residence at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.