Musicians of the Old Post Road

  • Type of music played: Baroque, Early Classical
  • Type of Ensemble: Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 5-6
  • Fee range of programs: ask for a quote
State/Province where ensemble is based: 
MA
Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Suzanne Stumpf, traverso; Sarah Darling, violin, Marcia Cassidy, viola; Daniel Ryan, cello; Michael Bahmann, harpsichord
Paragraph about the ensemble: 
Described as “one of the discoveries” of the 2001 early music festival in Regensburg, Germany, Musicians of the Old Post Road has been captivating audiences in the US and abroad with its exciting programming and virtuoso performances. As a chamber ensemble specializing in the period instrument performance of music from the Baroque, Classical, and early Romantic periods, the ensemble specializes in offering a dynamic and diverse repertory that includes “rediscovered” works that have been lost to audiences for centuries. Winner of the 1998 Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society, Musicians of the Old Post Road has also received programming awards from Chamber Music America and the US–Mexico Fund for Culture. The ensemble has toured in Germany, Austria, Mexico, and has appeared at festivals and on concert series in the U.S., including the Boston Early Music Festival Concert Series, the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, and the Castle Hill Festival.
Booking Contact Information
Booking Contact Person: 
Eileen Callahan
Booking Contact Address: 
318 Bear Hill Road
Address cont.: 
Suite 9
Booking Contact City: 
Waltham
Booking Contact State/Province: 
MA
Booking Contact Zip/Postal Code: 
02451
Booking Contact Country: 
United States
Booking Contact Phone Number: 
781-466-6694
Booking Contact Fax: 
781-487-7790
Booking Contact Email: 
musicians@oldpostroad.org
Educational/Outreach add-ons available: 
Masterclasses Available for the following instruments/topics:

Transverse Flutes • Harpsichord • Violin • Viola • Cello • Fortepiano

Chamber music Workshops Available on the following topics:

    18th-century ornamentation
    Rehearsal technique and ensemble playing
    Performing Baroque and Classical music on modern instruments

Lecture Demonstrations

“Chamber Music in Early America”

“Music-making in the Household of Thomas Jefferson”

“18th-century Ornamentation and Improvisation”

Children’s Concerts Available for every age level

Residencies and Mini-residencies available to secondary schools and colleges. Programs are designed individually to meet the needs of each participating institution and include concerts, masterclasses and workshops.
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 

Bach's Brandenburg 5, Plus Four

Concertos of Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, Corrette, and Stoelzel.

Virtuosi Italiani

Brilliant vocal and instrumental works by Vivaldi, Nardini, and Locatelli. With soprano Kristen Watson.

Baroque Dazzle: Quartets of Telemann, Bodinus, and Quantz

Spirited quartets of G. P. Telemann along with newly rediscovered quartets of Johann Joachim Quantz and Sebastian Bodinus.

The Humanity and Humor of Mozart and Haydn

Beloved quartets and other works by the great masters

Rameau and the Fabulous French Baroque

Instrumental and vocal works of Rameau, Blavet, and Campra.

Music from Monticello

Chamber works of Corelli, Campioni, Tessarini, Balbastre, Maria Cosway and Francis Hopkinson

Bach and His Virtuosi

Vocal and instrumental works by Bach, Hasse, Heinichen, and Pisendel

Haydn and the Gypsy Style

Haydn's Piano Trio in G Major "Gypsy Rondo", a trio by by Danzi, plus Hungarian dances by Csermak and other Hungarian and Gypsy composers.

Bach and His Legacy

Exquisite trio and solo sonatas by J. S. Bach, his sons, and his star pupils

Transatlantic Crossings: Chamber Music in Early America

Works of John Antes, Raynor Taylor, Joseph Gehot, Mozart, J. C. Bach, and Haydn.

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Audio files: 
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Handel Sonata in G Major.mp3
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Janitsch Quartet.mp3
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Vivaldi - In Turbato.mp3
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: 
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