Sarasa's train-inspired music Trainspotting

PUTNEY — Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble presents a unique period instrument and multi-media experience. All aboard for Sarasa's special tour of train-inspired music performed on gut strings, including works by 19th-century train enthusiast Anton n Dvor a k and Steve Reich's very personal account of railways in the 20th century. Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber's incredibly exuberant violin sonata No. 3 from the 1660's, composed some 100 years before trains were even invented, anticipates those very sounds we imagine when a locomotive chugs along its route. The motion in Biber's sonata fascinated Jennifer Morsches, cellist and Assistant Artistic Director of Sarasa, which gave her the initial idea to program Biber with Reich.

British violinist, Miranda Fulleylove joins two Boston Far Criers, Jesse Irons and Jason Fisher, for this exciting and special program. Train travel has never been so evocative! Fulleylove and Irons, violins' Fisher, viola; Morsches, cello; Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo; Gregorio Leon, videographer.

The program for March 24, will include: Alessandro Piccinini: Toccata XIII for solo theorbo; Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Sonata No. 3 for violin and basso continuo; Steve Reich Different Trains for string quartet and electric tape; Anton n Dvo k American String Quartet, No. 12 in F major, Op. 96.

The concert takes place on Friday, March 24, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Next Stage, Kimball Hill, Putney. For more information and online tickets visit


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