12 October 2021, 7.30pm


St. Ignatius of Antioch Church
552 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10024

Music of Purcell, Biber & Schmelzer

The Clarion Orchestra, one of our city’s most renowned period-instrument orchestras, will perform music composed during and after past pandemics. Cynthia Roberts leads the ‘polished’ (New York Times) Clarion band in the music of Henry Purcell and Johann Schmelzer. These early 17th-century composers inspire us as we come out of the pandemic, having composed some of their most glorious music during the plagues in Austria and England.


The Clarion Orchestra
Cynthia Roberts, guest director
Edson Scheid, violin solo

Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D Minor, op. 3, no. 11 
Biber: Battaglia 
Schmelzer: Sonata a tre 
Purcell: Three Parts Upon a Ground 
Purcell: Suite from The Fairy Queen
Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in D Minor, 'La Folia'

View the Program here.