Parthenia LUDI MUSICI: Musical games and theatrical chamber music c.1600
Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley and Lisa Terry, viols with Daniel Elyar and Marika Holmqvist, violins
New York's viol consort, is joined by virtuoso renaissance violinists
Daniel Elyar and Marika Holmqvist in a program of spirited German music
for string band, featuring masterpieces by Samuel Scheidt, Johann Schein
and William Brade.
Lionheart El Siglo De Oro: Chant and Polyphony from Renaissance Spain
Jeffrey Johnson, Lawrence Lipnik, John Olund, Richard Porterfield, Kurt-Owen Richards, Michael Ryan-Wenger, voices
explores rarely performed sacred music of 16th century Spain associated
with the tolerant, multi-cultural city of Toledo: from the cosmopolitan
sonorities of Cristóbal Morales to the playful Andalusian exuberance of
Francisco Guerrero's Canciones y Villanescas Espirituales. The program will feature motets, Gregorian chants, spiritual songs and villanescas, as well as selections from Morales' rarely heard Missa 'Ave Maria.'
Sinfonia Players Fathers, Sons and String Quartets: Music of Purcell, Bach, Haydn and Mozart
This program traces one hundred years of four-part writing, from 1690 to 1790. Purcell and Bach were not composing specifically for string quartet. They were experimenting with a form that would continue to evolve throughout the 18th century. The string quartets of Haydn and Mozart are both a culmination and a starting point of a musical form that continues to grow and flourish over 200 years later.