January 2017

Feature: Drawing Room Giants: Sara and Her Sisters

In an unprecedented move, in old regime Berlin of the 1780s, Sara, Bella, and Fanny Itzig, along with a dozen-and-a-half other young women, opened their homes up as art and literary salons. They welcomed musicians, thinkers, writers and artists to come together and get to know each other.

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Tickets: 3-and 5-concert Passes Still Available

It’s still possible to secure the best seats in the house for all of Tempesta’s remaining concerts, including our Fifteenth Anniversary Bash at the Kimmel Center, March 11.

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Program notes: Sara and Her Sisters

In mid-eighteenth-century Berlin, when changed tastes had already relegated the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to obscurity, one family, the Itzigs, kept the flame of his music burning, passing it through generations until one family member set the bonfire with it that would become today’s early music movement.

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Tickets: Sara and Her Sisters

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Tempesta di Mare’s Chamber Players share the extraordinary story of three Jewish women who defied boundaries of class, religion and gender expectations to become cultural tastemakers in 1780’s Berlin, with music from their personal collections by the Bachs—Johann Sebastian, Wilhelm Friedemann, and Carl Philipp Emanuel—plus Janitsch, Quantz and Mozart.

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