June 2, 2023

Four Nations Ensemble at Stratford Hall, FREE to UMW I.D.-Holders

The Four Nations Ensemble


3 p.m. in the Great Hall at Stratford Hall
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010
Students, faculty, and staff of the University of Mary Washington, reserve your FREE tickets today!!!
804/493-8038 x 1039

The Four Nations Ensemble will be at Stratford Hall for the symposium, The Music of the Stratford Lees, a full day of “Lee-era Music” with presentations featuring Charleston, S.C, historian and musicologist Dr. Nicholas Butler, author of Votaries of Apollo, the acclaimed history of Charleston’s St. Cecilia Society, and Andrew Appel, Artistic Director of The Four Nations Ensemble, a group internationally praised for their historically informed performances. Then, in the afternoon the Great Hall will again ring with “Music of the Stratford Lees” through a program crafted and presented by The Four Nations Ensemble.

The Four Nations Ensemble, founded in 1986, brings together soloists who are leading exponents of period instrument and vocal performance to present great music from the Renaissance through the Viennese Classical masterpieces of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. For two decades, Four Nations has developed a leading presence on the early music scene in New York and across the country. With a core ensemble of harpsichord or fortepiano, violin, flute, and cello, the Ensemble explores and performs the major masterpieces of the 17th and 18th centuries, from trio sonata to piano trio and quartet.

Four Nations has performed at major houses and series throughout the United States including The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. The Ensemble has participated in festivals including The Boston Early Music Festival, New York’s Mostly Mozart, Amherst Festival, New Haven’’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Virginia Waterfront International Arts Festival, Chautauqua, The Indiana Early Music Festival, The Redwoods Festival in Santa Rosa, California, and Brasilseguridade in Rio de Janeiro.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


  1. Beate Jensen says

    What a great opportunity! World class artists in our back yard!