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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.

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photo courtesy of Moravian Music Foundation

photo courtesy of Moravian Music Foundation

June 28-29, 2014
American Roots:
Music of the Moravians in post-Revolutionary America

At the time of the American War of Independence, the most sophisticated music making in America, by European standards, was unquestionably in the Moravian enclaves in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Salem, North Carolina.  The Moravians were passionate about music. Besides being fully accomplished in the performance of music by European masters such as Haydn, they composed and performed beautiful, sophisticated pieces in that style that astonished Benjamin Franklin, John Adams,  and George Washington.  

In addition to fine works for strings and solo songs with strings, you will enchanted by the unique Moravian tradition of the trombone choir, under the direction of Dr. Nathaniel Brickens.  

The second half of the concert will consist of music from the Psalm of Joy, the first commemoration of July 4, performed in 1783 by the Moravians in Salem, North Carolina. It will be performed with choir, strings, woodwinds, organ, and the trombone choir.

La Follia's first concert exploring American music from the time of the Revolution won an Austin Chronicle award for one of the top 10 Classical Music treasures in 2012. We promise this installment to be equally amazing. 

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La Follia Announces its
2014-2015 Season

 

September 6-7
Anton Nel performs Mozart and Haydn concertos

On fortepiano with the La Follia ensemble on period instruments

 

October 18-19
Bach vs. Handel Smackdown

We play. YOU vote.
YOU decide - once and for all -
WHO IS THE GREATEST?

 

January 3-4
Herd of Harpsichords V : Double Play

Concertos for two (and three) keyboards

 

February 21-22
Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Music and more...
co-produced with KMFA

 

May 9-10
J.S. Bach's Art of Fugue

Perhaps the greatest work in Western Music, performed by the La Follia string ensemble.

 

June 27-28
American Roots: An evening concert at Jefferson's Monticello

Thomas Jefferson hosted many evening concerts at Monticello, where he himself performed on violin.  We re-create such a concert for you.