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The Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund will present a free concert, Music for a Joyous Season, as part of its Shepherd Music Series at Collinsville Congregational Church, Sunday, December 18 at 4:00 p.m.
A hand-picked group of young professional instrumentalists, The Quodlibet Ensemble, will offer concerti grossi of Corelli and Handel, as well as five concerti from Vivaldi's L'estro Armonico and a newly commissioned work by Robert Honstein, Four Night Scenes from the Ospedale.
A reception will follow the concert.
Previously known as The Chamber Orchestra, The Quodlibet Ensemble was formed in 2008 by violinist Katie Hyun. The group gave its first concert at Dwight Chapel on the Yale University campus to enthusiastic critical acclaim and have performed at the Shepherd Music Series the previous two years to capacity audiences. Members of the ensemble include Nicholas DiEugenio, Caroline Shaw, and Daniel S. Lee, violins, Katie Hyun, David Southorn, and Jae-Won Bang, violins and violas, Kyle Miller, viola, Hannah Collins, Mihai Marica, and Ezra Seltzer, cellos, Joe Magar, bass, and Jeff Grossman, harpsichord.
The Collinsville Congregational Church, located at 7 South Street on the Village Green in historic Collinsville, Connecticut, is renowned for its Flentrop organ and superb acoustics. The church has served as the home of the Shepherd Music Series since 2005.
The Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the fine and performing arts.
Tax-deductible donations to the Fund may be made at the concert or sent to: MSMAF, Inc., c/o Collinsville Savings Society, P. O. Box 197, Collinsville, CT 06019.
For further information please contact MSMAF, Inc, at 16 South St., Collinsville, CT 06019, e-mail [email protected], or telephone 860 693 2762.