Crossing the Channel: Immigrant Composers in London

“Avi Stein brings musical sensitivity and intelligence to everything he does.” —Monica Huggett

18th century London was one of Europe’s great cultural capitals, thanks in part to a tide of immigrant composers. In Crossing the Channel, guest director and harpsichordist Avi Stein explores the music of these new arrivals alongside English-born composers seeking to emulate the sounds of the continent.

Pre-Concert Talk: Avi Stein, guest director and harpsichordist, will discuss the music on the program.

Read guest director Avi Stein's full program notes.

Arts for All tickets will be available for sale on September 22, and can also be purchased at the door, if available.

Concert sponsor: Nel Centro

  • Arne: Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in G Minor
  • Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D Major, H. 132 (after Corelli Opus 5, No. 1); Concerto Grosso in E Minor, Opus 3, No. 3; Sonata No. 3 on “The last time I came o'er the moor”
  • Avison: Concerto Grosso No. 3 in D Minor
  • Hellendaal: Grand Concerto in D Minor, Opus 3, No. 2
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in G Major, Opus 6, No.1, HWV 319; Passacaglia from Terpischore, HWV 8b