ACRONYM & Josh Cohen: For Whom the Trumpet Tolls

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 7:30pm

Join us for sublime music of the Baroque featuring Josh Cohen (Baroque trumpet soloist), ACRONYM and soprano Nola Richardson. Hear gems from the 17th and 18th century by some composers you know (Handel and Vivaldi, for example) and some you may not know – including Poglietti and Capricornus.

The cathedral’s lofty space is the perfect acoustic for period trumpet and strings, particularly ACRONYM’s extraordinary continuo section. Discover some of Handel's most beautiful writing for trumpet as well as his delicate handling of the trumpet with solo voice. This program includes pieces from England, Germany and Italy, showcasing each country's contribution to the development of solo trumpet composition during the Baroque period.


Josh Cohen & Joelle Monroe    Trumpet
Nola Richardson                       Soprano

Concerto for 2 trumpets and strings in D                      Francesco Manfredini (1684-1762)
Sonata a8 in A minor                                                          Samuel Capricornus (1628 - 1665):
Sonata G1 in D for Trumpet and Strings                        Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709)
Cicacona in B-flat major                                                    Johann Christoph Pezel (1639 - 1694)
Chaconne for 2 trumpets and strings in C                     Philip Jacob Rittler (1637-1690)

Eternal Light Source Divine                                             George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata a8 in A minor                                                         Alessandro Poglietti (d. 1683)
Suite in D for Trumpet and Strings                                George Frederic Handel
Let the Bright Seraphim                                                    George Frederic Handel
Sonata a8 in A minor                                                         Antonio Bertali (1605 – 1669)
Concerto for 2 trumpets in C (8 minutes)                     Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)


Edwin Huizinga, Johanna Novom, Adriane Post, Beth Wenstrom; violin
Kyle Miller; viola
Loren Ludwig; viola da gamba
Kivie Cahn-Lipman; viola da gamba and lirone
Paul Dwyer; violoncello
Doug Balliett; violone
John Lenti; theorbo and guitar
Elliot Figg; harpsichord and organ



  • Admission
  • Dates Offered
    • May 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Notifications
    • Tickets available July 15