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Nielsen Concert Series


Ensemble Chaconne performed at Grand View as part of the Nielsen Concert Series on Sunday, October 10 at 3 p.m. in the Student Center Viking Theatre.

"Hallenser" Sonata #1 in A minor) and Vivaldi (Lute Concerto in D Major), favorites of the English aristocracy during the first half of the century, and selections by other great European composers who settled in London during the latter part of the 1700s: J. C. Back (Che ciascun per te sospiri), Carl Friedrich Abel (the last great viola da gamba virtuoso), famed oboist Johann Christian Fischer (Sonata IX), illustrious violinist Felice de Giardini (Trio V in C major), and lutenist/harpsichordist Rudolf Straube (Fantaisie), a favorite student of J.S. Bach. Hailed for "vitality and character…style and verve," Ensembe Chaconne's members (collectively and individually) have toured widely, received numerous prestigious honors and awards, served as consultants on historic performance practice, and recorded extensively.

The Nielsen Concert Series was founded in 1981 to honor past-president of Grand View Ernest Nielsen and his wife, Francis. The series is dedicated to presenting the finest chamber music and solo recitals. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 263-2991.