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2016-2017 Artists

Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba

Elliot Figg, harpsichord

Daniel Guerola, lute, & Kat Gorlova, soprano

Jeremy Rhizor, baroque violin

CONCERT 1: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:30pm Church of the Incarnate Word
A Tale of Two Angels: Music of the French Baroque
Jeremy Rhizor, baroque violin
Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba
Elliot Figg, harpsichord

Marin Marais and Jean-Marie Leclair were two of France’s greatest virtuosos who defined two different musical generations at the turn of the 18th century. Marais and his viola da gamba epitomized the 17th-century court of Louis XIV, under the musical dominance of Jean-Baptiste Lully. Leclair and his violin represented 18th-century France during The Age of Enlightenment when musical influences, especially those from Italy, captivated Parisian audiences. Our program will explore the musical shift that took place during the height of the Ancien Régime through chamber works of these “angels” of the French Baroque and their contemporaries.

CONCERT 2: NOTE date and time change!
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 7:30pm Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 72 Ambrose St, Rochester, NY 14608
All Roads Lead to Rome
Ekaterina Gorlova, voice; Daniel Guerola, lute and theorbo

All roads lead to Rome: a journey through 17th and 18th century music linked by the Italian style. In this program we will explore the origins of the so called “baroque period” in Italy and how it influenced composers from other countries. Enjoy music by Caccini, Kapsberger, Strozzi, Monteverdi, Dowland, Handel… and more!


About Pegasus Rising

Pegasus has long been engaged with young people, hosting annual student interns from Eastman’s Arts Leadership Program and inviting several young Developing Artists to perform alongside of our experienced roster. Pegasus Rising is a valuable performing opportunity for these young artists not only as musicians, but in their entrepreneurial career building. Rather than being simply hired to perform, Pegasus Rising young virtuosos are actively involved with the entire process of creating their concert, working closely with the Artistic Director as a mentor and using our resources and experience to guide their plans. The musicians are responsible for and learn about audience development, publicity, marketing, and artistic decisions that go into putting on their concert. We’d like to engage a whole new audience with our music. Our young performers offer a bridge into early music for people who like all styles of music. They will show that early music, even though very old, still sounds new!

Become the next Pegasus Rising artist

We are now accepting applications for our Pegasus Rising Young Artists for 2017-2018. If you are a young early musician beginning your professional career, under the age of 30, and would like a chance to perform in Rochester, send us an email at info at pegasusearlymusic dot org. Please submit a 1-3 paragraph proposal for a concert: this could include a snappy title, personnel/instrumentation, repertoire, a few words to explain the program, ideas for presentation, possible venues (if you have any in mind so far), and anything else you think we need to know before agreeing to present you. Please also submit a resume or bio for you and your group or collaborators, and links to audio or video of your performances.

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