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Behind the Curtain: Mining, Polishing, and Showcasing Lost Musical Gems
February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST$35
For over three decades, Musicians of the Old Post Road has delighted in their mission of uncovering, exploring, and performing the works of historically overlooked communities and individuals. Based in the Greater Boston area, the ensemble specializes in the period instrument performance of dynamic and diverse music from the Baroque to early Romantic eras, focusing on works that have been lost to audiences for centuries. Delving Deeper is a series of comprehensive explorations of select and historical musical topics. Back by popular demand, the fifth episode is entitled “Behind the Curtain: Mining, Polishing, and Showcasing Lost Musical Gems,” and strives to answer audiences’ most frequently asked question: How does the ensemble actually find and revive these overlooked musical treasures?
The presentation-performance film takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the research, reconstruction, and editing processes, and concludes with a discussion about and a performance of a revived work by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the first known Classical composer of African descent. In keeping with OPR’s long-standing commitment to uniting historical performance with historical architectural sites along the Old Post Road, the ensemble performs the work in the period-appropriate house museum, the Salisbury Mansion in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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