An afternoon of Baroque, classical & romantic music
Celebrating the beauty of classical music is the theme of the day on Sunday as the Nassau Chamber Ensemble presents “An Afternoon of Baroque, Classical and Romantic Music” to be held at The Bahamas Historical Society on Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m. Through this event, they hope to spark a deeper appreciation for the classical music and entertain the music lover in a new and inspiring way.
In their second showcase, ensemble founder, Noel Thompson, says the music will be engaging and different and an uplifting experience.
“People may ask what is going to make this different and I can say almost everything,” says Thompson. “The repertoire is much lighter than the debut concert when we performed five concertos, four one-movement pieces and featured two different instrumental soloists. The music was a little on the heavy side and the concert was a bit lengthy. This concert is much lighter and shorter than the last one. Our program repertoire consists of three concertos, four one-movement pieces and one featured soloist who will be featured in three of the pieces performed.”
The repertoire consists of music from the Baroque to 20th century eras, highlighting composers such as Manfredini, Beethoven, Brahms and Marricone.
The event will be hosted at the Bahamas Historical Society building which was originally built as a small hall with a proper stage. Because the hall is not too large or too small, the atmosphere of “chamber intimacy” is not lost according to Thompson. Everyone is gathered in one room and are able to see and experience the intimacy of the ensemble’s presence.
This time around, most of the ensemble members will stand rather than sit, while performing. Standing to perform, allows the sound to be further projected into the audience, and allows the audience an unobstructed view.
Thompson says this was important as the sound and visual quality of the last concert was not the best due to the limited space in which they had to work, and the amount of people that attended.
“To be honest we did not think we would have gotten such a great response with the debut concert so the space we used was not adequate to house the numbers of people who attended,” said Thompson. “Now we have a larger, but still intimate setting that will be much better for the crowd we are anticipating this time around.”
Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door or in advance at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas at $20 for adults and $10 for children and students with identification.
THE NASSAU CHAMBER ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT
When: Sunday, November 20
Where: The Bahamas
Time: 3 p.m.
Cost: $20 adults, $10 children
12 and under and students with ID