Season 5: 2019-2020
Sunday, October 6, 2019
ABCs’ artistic director Gail Ann Schroeder performs some of her favorite works for unaccompanied viola da gamba. This program of lyra-viol pieces, suites and fantasias from 17th and 18th century England, France and Germany, has it all–gorgeous melodies, virtuosic passages and special effects in imitation of bagpipes and hurdy-gurdies.
Works by Abel, de Machy, Ferrabosco, Hume and Telemann.
Pre-sales have closed. Tickets will be available at the door. $20 general; $5 student
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Les violes charmantes
A program of charming German and French viola da gamba duets, features special guest from the Bay Area, Elisabeth Reed, with Gail Ann Schroeder and harpsichordist Jennifer Streeter.
Works by Boismortier, Handel, Marais and Schenck.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Community Benefit Concert
ABCs and Pan Harmonia unite to raise money for local non-profit, Beloved Asheville. Kate Steinbeck, flute, Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba, and Barbara Weiss, harpsichord, perform works by Bach, Telemann and von Bayreuth.
Friday, March 27, 2020
7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
A mini-festival of German gems
In collaboration with Pan Harmonia
ABCs opens this weekend-long festival with an exciting program of chamber concertos by G.P. Telemann. Soloists Frances Blaker, recorder, and Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba, are accompanied by the NC Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
The unique instrumentation of this program is perfect for the exquisite chamber music of 17th century England. Special guests Elizabeth Motter, Baroque triple harp, Jeanne Johnson, Baroque violin, and Daniel Swenberg, theorbo, join Gail Ann Schroeder to perform the Harp Consorts of Lawes and other gems by Locke and Jenkins.