Based in Austin, Texas, we perform music from the time of Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart. We use instruments and performance practices appropriate to the period, so you experience the music exactly as the composers experienced it. We strive to entertain, enlighten, and inspire.
Our NeXt Concert
Featuring the earliest masterworks of J.S. Bach
September 7, 7:30pm
September 8, 3pm
Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas
La Follia opens its 2019-2020 concert season with “Welcome Bach”, a concert featuring the earliest masterworks of J. S. Bach.
Featured are three sublime cantatas (BWV 4, 106, and 196), an audacious Toccata for harpsichord, and the unforgettable Toccata and Fugue in D minor for organ.
Performing are Gitanjali Mathur, soprano, Robbie LaBanca, countertenor, Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, tenor, Gil Zilkha, bass-baritone, Bradley Bennight, harpsichord, and Keith Womer, organ. They are joined by a ten-piece Baroque orchestra led by concertmaster and 2019 Austin Critics Table award winner Stephen Redfield.
30 minutes before curtain, three exceptional young artists will perform works by J. S. Bach on harpsichord. They were participants in La Follia’s “Bach for Young Musicians” youth outreach project during August.
Sara Schneider from KMFA Classical 89.5 will provide commentary during the concert as well as host the pre-concert event.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Program