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Baroque Music Series at the Historic Basilica
Sun, 02/10/08 (2503 days ago)  
From: 07:00 PM To: 08:00 PM  
Location: Baltimore Basilica
Contact: henry@andiemusik.com
(410) 385-2638
 
http://www.baltimorebasilica.org
 
The Basilica is located in the 400 block of Cathedral Street (between Frankin and Mulberry Streets) in Mt. Vernon
 
A Baroque Music Series At the Historic Basilica
sponsored by the Historic Trust of Basilica and An die Musik Live!

Tickets are $ 20 general / $ 15 seniors / $ 10 students
Subscription for all three concerts $ 50 -- no additional discounts for seniors and students

A reception will be held at An die Musik, 409 North Charles Street immediately following each concert.

Sunday, February 10
An Evening of 17th Century European Music
There are few sonorities as captivating as the intermingling of two resonant viols, weaving their delicate lines into a reverberant whole. La Maison Française and An die Musik live are thrilled to welcome two of the worlds most remarkable viola da gambists  Jerome Hantai and Kaori Uemura -- and organist Freddy Eichelberger for a program that features music by some of the great composers and players from Baroque England, Germany, and France.

Sunday April 13
Handel in Italy

Joseph Gascho, harpsichord
Justin Godoy, recorder
Lisa Eden, soprano
Drawn by the ravishing style of Italian music, the young George Frederic Handel left his native Germany in 1706 to spend several years traveling and performing in Italy. This exciting program will survey Handels works, as well as the music from Rome, Naples and Venice that inspired him: works by Monteverdi, Caccini, A. Scarlatti, and Handel.

Sunday, June 1
An Evening of Antonio Vivaldi

Performed by the Vivaldi Project, lead by Elizabeth Field
The Vivaldi Project is dedicated to presenting truly dramatic performances of 18th Century ensemble music on period instruments by presenting familiar works in new ways: sharing anecdotes about the composer and the piece, collaborating with other artists including actors and dancers, adding extra performance elements that give the audience a real insight into music they thought they knew.

ABOUT THIS CONCERT:

" . . . highly refined playing . . . In a programme of bass viol duets from England and North Germany, the artists' intimate coalescence was matched by a discrete and profound musicality." -- Early Music

PROGRAM:

August KÜHNEL 1645-1700
Sonate in E Minor (Sonate o Partite, 1698)

John JENKINS 1592-1678
Suite in A (fantaisie, air, divisions)

John COOPER alias Coperario 1575-1628
4 Fantaisies to the Organ

Christopher SIMPSON 1615-1669
Divisions in G

William LAWES 1602-1645
Pavane « on a theme by A. Ferrabosco

Marin MARAIS 1656-1728
Suite in G (First Book,1686)

THE ARTISTS:

Kaori UEMURA, Viola da gamba

After studying at the Tokyo Conservatory, where she received a degree in viola da gamba performance, she honed her musicianship in Europe under Wieland Kuijken at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles. (There, she was awarded the first prize in 1984 and was granted a graduate degree in 1987.) She has performed in numerous concerts and for multiple recordings in Europe and Japan, notably with the ensembles "Ricercar" and "Le Poème Harmonique" as well as in duo with Jerôme Hantaï and Wieland Kuijken. She is also a member of "Tokyo Baroque" and the viol ensemble "Orlando Gibbons."

Jérôme HANTAï, Viola da gamba

Jerome Hantaï studied viola da gamba with Wieland Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, where he was awarded a Premier Prix in 1984 At the same time he also took a keen interest in early keyboard instruments, in particular the fortepiano. As a concert artist he played under the direction of Jean-Claude Malgoire, René Jacobs and Sigiswald Kuijken. Greatly in demand as a soloist, Jerome Hantaï nevertheless devotes much of his time to teaching and to chamber music: he has taught at the Conservatoire in Cergy-Pontoise since 1988.

He and his brothers Marc and Pierre form the Trio Hantaï. His recordings, whether on the viol or the fortepiano, have been received with unanimous enthousiasm by the critics; last issues: John Jenkins, consort music, with the Ensemble Jerome Hantaï (Naïve) Joseph Haydn, six sonatas (Ambroisie)

Freddy EICHELBERGER, Organ

Born on the butte of Montmartre in Paris, Freddy Eichelberger began to play music at a very early age, studying organ with Odile Bailleux and harpsichord with Blandine Verlet.

He decided to pursue music professionally, entering the Lille Conservatory of Music where he worked with Jean Boyer and Noëlle Spieth (regional prize in 1988). Returning to Paris, he was a founding member of several music groups, among the most important of today's French early music ensembles.

Since then, improvisation has been an important part of his musical activity, leading him to play with all kinds of musicians, from serpent and tuba player Michel Godard to thegreat Indian singer Kishori Amonkar during an unforgettable week in Mumbai.

In addition, he was very involved in musical theatre, particularly with the director-actress-singer Sophie Boulin at the "Péniche Opéra" in Paris. He is fortunate to have played and taught on five continents, and has recorded more than 30 discs both solo and in good company.

Currently, besides a sort of 'homecoming' on his first instrument, the pipe organ, he plays mainly with the violinist Odile Edouard, in duo or in the ensemble "Sine titulo," and "Les Witches," continuing their exploration of Elisabethan tavern, theatre, and court music.

He is taking care of a series of monthly concerts at the Bastille reformed church in Paris, the goal of which is nothing less than the performance of the complete catalog of J. S. Bach's cantatas, a task which will occupy them until June 2022 ...
 
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