New Baroque Soloists to perform

The third annual Washington Summer Concert Series with the world-class New Baroque Soloists will be held Aug. 1, 8 and 15 at 5:30 p.m.

A reception with NBS musical director Doug Meyers and his fellow musicians follows each concert at the First Congreational Church on the Green.

The group will play music from the court of Frederick the Great by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Telemann, Quantz and others.

The featured performers of the NBS are all professional musicians with ties to well-regarded orchestras and ensembles throughout the Northeast and the United Kingdom.

The first concert will include two new performers, oboist Jennifer Slowik, currently principal oboe with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and assistant principal oboe at the Orchestra of Indian Hill, and cellist Michael Nicolas, a performer on the classical and contemporary music scene who performs with the Brooklyn-based International Contemporary Ensemble, the Seoul-based Ensemble Ditto, and is on the cello faculty at the University of Connecticut.

Ben Woodward, who is active in England as an organist, pianist and conductor, will return on keyboards, playing six Bach Goldberg variations on the organ.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $15 for first-time attendees and $10 for students.

Credit cards will be accepted.

For more information, call 860-868-9174 or visit