Music of the Enlightenment

Sunday, January 26 | 2:30pm
Monday, January 27 | 7:30pm

The Perelman Theater
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Jeffrey Brillhart

conductor & harpsichord

Friedrich Heinrich Kern

glass harmonica

Vivaldi – Overture to L’Olimpiade, RV.725
C.P.E. Bach – Sinfonia No. 1 in G Major, H. 657
Mozart – Adagio and Rondo, K. 617
Scarlatti – Concerto grosso No. 1 in F Minor


Reichardt – Rondeau in B-flat Major
Boccherini – Minuet from String Quintet in E. G. 275
Vivaldi – Concerto for Strings in G Minor, RV. 157
Heyworth – Hommage à Mozart: Transcription for Strings of Adagio in B Minor, K. 540
Mozart – Serenade in D, K. 239, Serenata Notturna

The Enlightenment was one of the most important periods of technological and artistic development in history and its music remains a cornerstone of modern life. Crossing the boundaries of Classical and the Baroque, enjoy the elegance and balance of Mozart, Vivaldi, CPE Bach, and more in this curated performance. Jeffrey Brillhart’s sparkling harpsichord playing alongside the sounds of Ben Franklin’s Glass Harmonica will once again confirm the essential nature of art from the 18th century