Backstage Pass with Elizabeth Wallfisch and Pegasus Early Music Ensemble

Backstage Pass with Elizabeth Wallfisch and Pegasus Early Music Ensemble

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 1:00pm

Pictured: Elizabeth Wallfisch

WXXI presents Elizabeth Wallfisch and Pegasus Early Music ensemble.

Backstage Pass, WXXI's live monthly radio series that features local and visiting musicians, welcomes violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch and Pegasus Early Music ensemble to the Henry Epstein studio. On Friday, November 19 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD91.5-1, Wallfisch and the Pegasus Early Music muscians will perform and share stories with host Julia Figueras. The program will repeat on Sunday, November 21 at 2 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD91.5-1.

Elizabeth Wallfisch is a leading interpreter of music on the baroque and classical violins. Renowned not only as a prominent interpreter of 17th and 18th century violin music, she is also an inspiring leader and director. She has guest-directed many of the world’s best period orchestras, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Netherlands Bach Society, Tafelmusik, Apollo’s Fire, the Hanover Band, L’Orfeo Barockorchester, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the Philharmonia Baroque. She has a new Telemann CD on the CPO label.

Pegasus Early Music, featuring lutenist Deborah Fox, is an ensemble that performs on period instruments with attention to current and cutting edge standards of historical performance practice and musicological research. To the musicians who perform in this series, early music is a living art form, with its dynamic tradition of improvisation and innovation; its spirit of intense collaboration; its incredible ability to communicate sophisticated human instincts and emotions; and its chamber-style direct intimacy. Pegasus Early Music delivers music of the past with expressive relevance today.

Backstage Pass is a live, hour-long radio series that is committed to highlighting performing artists – giving listeners the opportunity to hear local and visiting artists perform live. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation.

Listen to the interview!