photo courtesy of the Moravian Music Foundation

photo courtesy of the Moravian Music Foundation

June 28, 2014 at 8pm 
First Presbyterian Church
8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas (map)
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June 29, 2014 at 3pm
First Presbyterian Church
8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas (map)
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 $25 General / $20 Senior / $10 Student
Available at the door
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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.