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Aisslinn Nosky: The Violin in the 18th and 21st Centuries
Nothing makes a relaxing night inside quite like hours of classical music. The Washington National Cathedral’s new artist in residence, violinist Aisslinn Nosky, is playing a one-hour online concert on Nov. 22. Nosky is an internationally renowned violinist—she is the current concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston and was a member of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra from 2005 to 2016. She also is a founding member of the Eybler Quartet, which plays early quartets on historically informed instruments to produce an accurate retelling of sound from that era. The program for Sunday’s concert comprises unaccompanied violin works from the baroque era to the present, including Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Michael Oesterle. In addition to her uniquely fiery playing style and excellent technique, Nosky’s skill and expertise on period-specific instruments will be on full display, effectively building listeners a time machine to a different era. Even well versed classical music listeners tuning in on Sunday will hear something they’ve never experienced before. The performance begins at 6 p.m. on Nov. 22. Free. Registration is available at tix.cathedral.org.