10th Season 2014-2015

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for our 11th season offerings!

10th season:
October 12, 2014  
4:00pm (pre-concert talk at 3:15pm)
Io Vidi in Terra  
Italian music for the virtuoso singer: music of Ferrari, Monteverdi, Merula, Strozzi, and Petrarch’s sonnet Io Vidi in Terra set by Gagliano.
José Lemos, countertenor; Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Deborah Fox, theorbo
Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh, Rochester

November 9, 2014   4:00pm (pre-concert talk at 3:15pm)
Pepys’ Pajamas
English Cavalier music from the 17th century, with reference to the diaries of Samuel Pepys. A Lawes harp consort, songs by Lanier, a sonata by Enrico Butler, Playford dance tunes.
Laura Heimes, soprano; Christa Patton, harp; Boel Gidholm, violin; Lisa Terry, viol; Deborah Fox, theorbo
Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh, Rochester

December 7, 2014   4:00pm (pre-concert talk at 3:15pm)
Goldbergs
Bach’s Goldberg Variations, performed by a master. Part of the Bach330 International Celebrations
Jory Vinikour, harpsichord
Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh, Rochester

February 22, 2015   4:00pm (pre-concert talk at 3:15pm)
On the Road     

A string band tour of 17th century Europe, with stops in Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and England. We will include Biber’s sonata for two viola d’amores, a most special instrument!
Julie Andrijeski, Boel Gidholm, violins; Paul Miller, Dan Elyar, violas d’amore; David Morris, cello; J. Tracy Mortimore, violone; Deborah Fox, Daniel Swenberg, theorbos/guitars
Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh, Rochester

April 19, 2015    4:00pm (special pre-concert talk at 3:00pm)
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
This celebrated masterpiece of music is unparalleled for beauty, musical vision, and grandeur. A rare event for Rochester!
Paul O’Dette, conductor
and 24 of the country’s finest musicians: 9 singers, 5 brass, 3 lutes, 6 strings, organ
Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth St. Rochester

Open rehearsal! Come and hear our Vespers take shape, see how we put it all together! Free and open to the public, come anytime between 2:30 and 5:30pm on Thursday, April 16, at Hochstein. Introduced by Massimo Ossi.