Handel and Haydn Society

The Art of the Trio Sonata

Sunday, January 29, 1:30 pm

Due to an illness impacting the performers, Weekend Concert Series: Handel and Hayden Society- The Art of the Trio Sonata has been canceled. Refunds will be issued to all ticket holders. If you have questions, please contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156.


Henry Purcell from Ten Sonatas in Four Parts (op. posth. 1697)
Sonata No. 1 in B minor (Z.802)
Sonata No. 4 in D minor (Z.805)
Sonata No. 6 in G minor (Z.807)
J. S. Bach Trio Sonata No. 1 in E Flat (arr.), BWV 525 (c. 1730)
George Frideric Handel Trio Sonata in G Minor, Opus 5 No. 5 (1739)

Trio Sonata in A Major, Opus 5, No. 1 (1739)


Four remarkable musicians from the Handel and Haydn Society explore the most important form of chamber music in the Baroque era: the Trio Sonata (a form that, unexpectedly, requires a minimum of four players!). This program will feature works by three remarkable composers of the era that, while too-seldom performed, are among these composers’ greatest works.

This performance's musicians are: Aisslinn Nosky, violin; Christina Day Martinson, violin; Guy Fishman, cello; Ian Watson, harpsichord.

Friends of Fenway Court Patrons are invited to receive complimentary tickets and join us for a private reception after the concert.

Image: george frideric handel, attributed to balthasar denner. oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1726-1728. NPG, 1976. © national portrait gallery, london.

Music at the Gardner is supported by Nora McNeely Hurley / Manitou Fund. Hemenway & Barnes LLP is the lead corporate sponsor of the Weekend Concert Series. The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: The Coogan Concert in memory of Peter Weston Coogan; Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; David Scudder in memory of his wife, Marie Louise Scudder; 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.