Blueridge Chamber Music Festival: Elinor Frey


The Polygon has partnered with Blueridge Chamber Music Festival to present one of Canada’s most adventurous performers: the trailblazing Montreal-based Baroque cellist Elinor Frey. Known for the “honest, reflective beauty of her music making” and her “incredibly sweet” tone, Frey dazzles in virtuosic music ranging from the verve and tenderness of Baroque pathfinder Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, to evocative contemporary works by Lisa Streich, Linda Catlin Smith, to an insouciant set of variations on the beloved tune “La Follia” by Frey herself. Inspiring music in an inspiring setting.

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Program
Linda Catlin Smith (b. 1957): Ricercar for solo cello
Cecilia Maria Barthélemon (1767-1859): Sonata Op. 3 in G Major for harpsichord solo
Elinor Frey: Variazioni su “La follia” for 5-string cello and harpsichord
Lisa Streich (b. 1985): Minerva for solo cello
Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729): Sonata no. 3 in F Major

Performers
Elinor Frey, baroque cello
Christina Hutten, harpsichord

The Blueridge 2021 Season returns to live concerts with four centuries of chamber music masterworks—all composed by women. Find out more: www.blueridgechamber.org

Photo: Elizabeth Delage