to La Follia
Based in Austin, Texas, we perform music from the time of Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart. We use instruments and performances practices appropriate to the period, so you experience the music exactly as the composers experienced it. We strive to entertain, enlighten, and inspire.
Tap/click selection below
for complete concert info, tap/click image
January 3-5, 2014
Bach's Herd of Harpsichords IV
La Follia offers this fourth installment in this enormously popular series, featuring the quintessential baroque instrument: the harpsichord, backed by the full La Follia chamber orchestra.
We begin with a fine Bach concerto for solo harpsichord. Then we turn our attention to works written for harpsichord and orchestra from the 20th century by Argento, Heggie, Leigh, and Rutter. Don't worry! This is not "stiff stuff", but highly listenable, very enjoyable music which will surprise and delight you. JiMin Kim and Jeffrey-Jones Ragona join director Keith Womer on harpsichord. David Stevens, tenor, and Marcus McGuff, flute, also guest star.
Note January 3 is a FRIDAY performance
April 5-6, 2014
17th Century Masterworks from Eastern Europe
La Follia performs music from the Kroměříž collection. The collection represents religious and secular music composed by over 100 composers from 1664-1695, collected by Karl II von Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn during his tenure as Prince-Bishop of Olomouc (Olmütz) in the Czech Republic. Guest violinist and Kroměříž scholar Mimi Mitchell joins La Follia in presenting music by Vejvanovsky, Kerll, Biber, Bertali, Ritter and others.
Earlier in the week, La Follia will perform this concert for the Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music in San Antonio. We are eager to share this wondrous music with Austin audiences.