Weekend Concert Series


Sunday, February 6, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Calderwood Hall

Weekend Concert Series: Nevermind has been canceled due to COVID travel restrictions impacting our artists. We apologize for any inconvenience. All tickets will be refunded on the original form of payment by December 15, 2021. If you have any questions, please call the Box Office at 617 278 5156.


Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Sonata No. 3 in D Major
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Sonata IVa in G minor
François Couperin from Les Nation (1726)
    IIème ordre : L’Espagnole, Sonade
    IVème ordre : La Piémontoise, Sonade
Marin Marais, Suite IV in B Major from Suites pour le coucher du Roy (1692)
Jean-Baptiste Quentin, Sonata No. 4 (à 4) Œuvre VIII (1737)

The French early-music ensemble Nevermind have been taking the world by storm with their supernatural virtuosity and breathtaking musicianship. This program of French baroque gems showcases composers brilliantly weaving together Italian and French traditions, featuring trio sonatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, a rare and accomplished woman composer who worked in the court of Louis XIV, along with works by her contemporaries at Versailles, François Couperin and Marin Marais, and a lesser-known treasure by Jean-Baptiste Quentin. 


Anna Besson, Flute
Louis Creac’h, Violin
Robin Pharo, Viola da gamba
Jean Rondeau, Harpsichord

Hemenway & Barnes LLP is the lead corporate sponsor of the Weekend Concert Series. The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: Peter Weston Coogan Memorial Concert; Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; Marie Louise and David Scudder Concert; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. Music at the Gardner is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.