Quicksilver Concert

November 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall
$15 General / $5 Students / Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance

The McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia presents Quicksilver a group who are "revered like rock stars within the early music scene" - New York Times

Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Quicksilver explores the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period, from the strange and extravagant trio sonatas of the Italian and German seventeenth century to the spectacular chamber music of the High Baroque. Featured at concert series from coast to coast, the ensemble's performances have been described glowingly: "Quicksilver does nothing by halves...enchantingly engaged" (The Vancouver Sun), "fresh, technically assured and rewarding" (Boston Globe), "the audience was on its feet cheering and hooting as if it were a rock show" (New York Times). The ensemble’s debut recording, Stile Moderno, has been described as "such a convincing presentation...terrific" (Early Music - Oxford Journal) and “Breakthrough Album of the Year” (Huffington Post).

Quicksilver members include Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, violins and directors
; Greg Ingles, trombone; 
David Morris, viola da gamba/cello
; Dominic Teresi, dulcian
; Avi Stein, harpsichord/organ
; Charles Weaver, theorbo and baroque guitar.

Quicksilver will be performing music of the Early Moderns: 17th Century Italy and Germany. Gorgeous and inventive music from the seventeenth century, illuminating both the stile moderno in Italy and stylus fantasticus in Germany. This program explores the sonata as it was developed first in Italy and then in Germany. In both countries the sonata provided a medium for striking creativity, unrestricted by a standard formal shape and stretching the boundaries and impact of wordless conversation. Music by Neri, Bertali, Castello, Fontana, Weckmann and others.

This concert is supported by the Gertrude Weber Endowment for Music.

Quotes about Quicksilver:

"revered like rock stars within the early music scene" - New York Times

throughout the program, the Quicksilver musicians offered impeccable, soulful playing – commendable for its spirit, buoyancy and fine-tuned ensemble work -New York Times

all virtuoso soloists in their own right, and together their playing is drop-dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres – Early Music America

fresh, technically assured, and rewarding performances -Boston Globe

“the audience was on its feet cheering and hooting as if it were at a rock show” – New York Times

"Quicksilver does nothing by halves: the ensemble balance…is impeccable and the musical scholarship deep, and the group willingly matches the extravagance of its repertoire with enchantingly engaged playing."   – The Vancouver Sun

For more information about Quicksilver visit http://quicksilverbaroque.com/quicksilver/

YouTube of Quicksilver Merula's Ballo detto Pollicio from QUICKSILVER's CD of Italian music: 'Stile Moderno: new music from the seventeenth century'.  Quicksilver photos by Jan Hunt, Joe Mills, Tracy Mortimore and Geoffrey Silver.  

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change.



McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu