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La Follia
La Serva Padrona was a surprise hit in 1733, and it still delights today
"...same program. The good news? One of them was popular enough to carry your name forward into history. The..."

April 16, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

La Follia's Musical Moonlighting
In the concert Musical Moonlighting, Baroque ensemble La Follia focuses on compositions by people who spent their days working in fields other than music
"...When you think of the folks who wrote classical music, you probably think of guys in powdered wigs..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

La Follia Plays J.S. Bach’s Greatest Chamber Music
Choosing Bach’s top chamber works may be impossible, but the baroque ensemble made a convincing case for five not-easy pieces in this concert
"...compositions isn't something I can imagine doing myself, but La Follia made a pretty convincing case for the five..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

La Follia's Start the New Year With Bach!
The baroque ensemble's first concert of 2016 delivers life lessons along with the beautiful music
"...such a resolution after having followed the directive of La Follia Austin Baroque to Start the New Year With..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

'17th Century Masterworks From Eastern Europe'
Move over, Queen! La Follia digs up some Bohemian rhapsodies you've never heard before.
"...to seek out new sounds from around the world. La Follia is riding the wave of this adventurous spirit..."

April 4, 2014 Arts Feature by Natalie Zeldin

A Big Old Jam Thing, Baroque Style
For its post-Thanksgiving concert of Suites and Leftovers, La Follia reheats the best bits of the musical past into a jazzy feast.
"...us on the day after Thanksgiving the members of La Follia will be serving leftovers. In their case, however,..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Arts Feature by Jerry Young

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...Don't let the word "classical" throw you. In the context of classical music in..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bach's Herd of Harpsichords V: Double Play
You'll always find something unexpected at a La Follia harpsichord concert, but you can expect the instrument to be well-played
"...harpsichord concert, but I daresay one of those refined classical instruments being comandeered by a guy in a Batman..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

American Roots: Music of the Moravians
This concert of music from the pacifist community offered a meaningful alternative to the usual July Fourth celebration
"...when I think of Revolutionary America is sprightly tunes played on fifes and drums. As cheerful as that music..."

July 4, 2014 Arts Review by Natalie Zeldin

Suites and Leftovers
La Follia made a feast of leftovers for their post-Thanksgiving offering at First Presbyterian Church.
"...For their post-Thanksgiving offering, the members of La Follia made a feast of leftovers...."

Dec. 5, 2003 Arts Review by Jerry Young

Earthly Delights
La Follia's musical guide to love during the Baroque period included some masterful playing by the group's instrumentalists, but it was the haunting voice of soprano Jenifer Thyssen that really reached out to the audience with love's beautiful soundtrack from 300 years ago.
"...like during the Baroque period? Well, if you take La Follia's array of musical selections as your guide, love..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Herd the Third: More Concerti by Bach for Multiple Harpsichords
La Follia takes the harpsichord beyond Bach and proves the instrument isn't just for the baroque
"...After two years in which La Follia's early-January concerts of harpsichord music by J.S. Bach..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Classically Speaking
Focusing on Haydn and Mozart, La Follia did a lovely job linking classical to baroque
"...Classically SpeakingFirst Presbyterian Church Aug. 26..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Revolutionary Score
The Founding Fathers' first declaration: 'We're an American band!'
"...Franklin on guitar, harp, viol da gamba, and, natch, glass armonica (he did, after all, invent the thing); Francis..."

June 29, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Return of the Herd of Harpsichords
This La Follia concert was to the harpsichord what a fine wine tasting is to vino
"...But if you had the good fortune to go someplace where wine was understood and appreciated, you could learn..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Mid-Winter Festival Schedule
"...All performances except "La Rosa," which is at Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Music Feature

Margaret Perry: A Life of Music
Classical community honors the late educator in concert Friday
"...music, that was only fitting. So this Friday, Austin's classical community will gather at St. Martin's Lutheran to pay..."

May 23, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Five Arty Things to Do: Jan. 5-7
Apocalypse indefinitely postponed; go out, have some fun
"...we just saw some cheap prognostication fly past our glassies in a biz-oriented listicle – but we do know..."

Jan. 4, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Opera Takes Aim at the Election With Its Adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate
Composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell shoot to thrill in their opera based on Richard Condon's Cold War classic
"...on a contentious battle for the presidency, on the manipulation of war heroes for political gain, and on a..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Politics Upstaged
This election year brings out the political in Austin's arts
"...decide who's the president of the United States of Classical Music. Here's a roundup of several that you might..."

Sept. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

How About Some Music a Little out of the Ordinary This Weekend?
It’s not only rock & roll, but we fucking love it
"...Classical? Some of it...."

Aug. 25, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Fit for a King: J.S. Bach's Musical Offering
La Follia's well-crafted program of music by Bach exposed the energetic and dynamic Baroque spirit
"...18th century isn't nearly as stuffy as it seems. La Follia Austin Baroque proved as much this past weekend..."

April 12, 2013 Arts Review by Natalie Zeldin

Top 10 (+1) Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2012
In 2012, dance memorably explored profound topics, and classical embraced Charlie Brown and George Washington
"...1) 'SOLO SYMPHONY' (Forklift Danceworks) A revelation – of the dance at the heart of an..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks
From the arts harvest, our critics pluck choice treats
"...Two discarded NASA astronauts (played by Jason Newman and Fusebox's Brad Carlin) are recruited..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Yankee Baroque
La Follia expanded our sense of our country's founders through the music they heard and sang
"...Keith Womer walked out for La Follia's concert of early American music wearing his enthusiasm..."

July 6, 2012 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 Classical Music Treasures of 2011
Ancient voices, singing strings, and lots of Bach made 2011 a fine year for ears
"...over three days was a massive challenge for Craig Hella Johnson's singers, but their voices showed no strain, only..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bach Vocal Music: His wondrous way with the human voice, exhibits A and B
Bach is in the air most splendidly this week, in concerts by La Follia and UT's Chamber Singers that testify anew to the composer's magnificent way with the human voice
"...accompanying Calmus will be members of Austin's baroque specialists La Follia. You can hear them Friday, Feb. 23, 8pm,..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Human Touch
Violinist Laurie Young Stevens finds the passion and flash in baroque music
"...You won't catch Laurie Young Stevens bowing to Bach, venerating Vivaldi, or kowtowing..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

10 That Get 10s in 2003
"...cathartic, this total-theatre journey will linger long after the last snows have melted...."

Jan. 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

A Fine Romance
This Valentine's Day, Austin is blessed with opportunities to explore romance on stage, and here are some samples.
"...both cabaret and love. He's been performing the great popular songs of the 20th century for more than a..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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