The Solo Lines Are Set To Intertwine At Two Concerts By Philomel Group

Posted: March 26, 1993

Philomel, the area's longest-running period-instruments group, presents a program Saturday and Sunday that will give some of its members a chance to shine - paradoxically - by soloing together.

The works include Johann Christian Bach's Quintet in D, Gottfried Finger's Variations on a Ground and Baldassare Galuppi's Trio in G. Among the soloists: oboist Virginia Brewer, flutist/recorder player Elissa Berardi and violinist David Myford.

The musical style "is a departure from our usual sound of individual soloists supported by an ensemble accompaniment," says artistic director Bruce Bekker. He adds that the style "was favored by the leading German composers of the High Baroque. Listeners will actually be able to hear several distinct solo lines being imaginatively interwoven."

Other players who will have intermittent solos include Marie Morgan on cello and viola da gamba, and Bekker on harpsichord.

Philomel, at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, at 8 p.m. Saturday, and at the Mercer Museum, Court and Mechanic Streets in Doylestown, at 3 p.m. Sunday. Phone: 215-248-9339. Tickets: $16 reserved; $13 general admission; $10 students & seniors.

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