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Date(s) - 01/05/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hillside Community Church


(Peter Hallifax, Julie Jeffrey, Adaiha McAdam-Somer,
David Morris and Lynn Tetenbaum, viols)

“The Most Famous Man in All The World” – Fantasies and Dances by Alfonso Ferrabosco II”

This concert will be a special treat: the eponymous Barefoot AllStars, the viol consort you all know and love, brings you music by the composer they all know and love best (well, one of them, at least), the amazing Alfonso Ferrabosco II.

If you’re not intimately familiar with Ferrabosco, you may have an epiphany. In any case, classic viol consorts are the best known antidote to a relentless aural diet of seasonal jingles.

Not really a household name in the twentieth century, Ferrabosco straddled the Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline courts and created unequalled works. His amazing (and fully chromatic) hexachord fantasies are simply way ahead of their time, and his many gorgeous 5 part pavans, including the famous “Dovehouse Pavan,” “Sharp Pavan” and “Four Note Pavan,” set the standard for harmonic richness that only Lawes came to equal.

This concert will be feature all these iconic works, together with other fantasies and dances. All this in the fabulous wooden acoustic of the Swedenborgian Hillside Church. There will, of course, be snax. There may even be an appearance by 3 curious Zoroastrians. Who knows?

All tickets $20
18 and under admitted free and welcome.  Tickets at the door or reserve in advance online at: