Filament Presents “From the Source”
April 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
With their latest program, From the Source, Filament pays homage to their origin story with a program of 17th-century trios taken directly from unpublished manuscripts from the court of Kroměříž, the library of the Durham Cathedral, and the enigmatic and widely venerated Rost Codex. Working with the handwritten copies found in these collections, Filament will create their own versions of this largely unexplored music, a process that opens up boundless creative possibilities and forges a bond between musicians past and present. Through their trademark “fervor and delight” (Broad Street Review), Filament makes old music new again.
Admission is $20 per adult and $5 for children under 12, which includes a drink ticket for a beverage of your choice (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Advance registration is required.
This program will take place inside the church sanctuary, followed by a reception in Riverside Hall.
For a modest donation, you can taste delicious gourmet desserts paired with wine, coffee or tea.
From the Source is hosted by the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation. Some of the proceeds from this event will go toward the preservation of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church and its graveyard.
FILAMENT is a chamber ensemble, formed in 2019, of Philadelphia-based period-instrument soloists. Comprising a core trio of violin, viola da gamba, and keyboards, its respective founding members are Evan Few, Elena Smith, and John Walthausen. As constituents of the global early music community, they regularly join the ranks of such ensembles as Apollo’s Fire, Bach Collegium Japan, Chatham Baroque, New York City Opera, Philadelphia Bach Collegium, Tempesta di Mare, Venice Baroque Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Consort. As an ensemble, they share their collective passion for the rich trio repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries with audiences in Philadelphia, the Delaware River Valley, and beyond.
Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation