21 August 2011

Feast of Hamburgers: Music from Eighteenth-Century Hamburg

Our 2011-12 Season begins on September 17, 2011.

German Baroque is more than J S Bach in Leipzig, the formidable Hofkapelle in Dresden, or the musical establishments of Frederick the Great in Berlin and Potsdam. Since the seventeenth century the city of Hamburg has held an important place in music and international trade, and in the eighteenth century it became a major music center. This was no doubt the result of composers such as Telemann, Mattheson, and later CPE Bach living there. Even George Frideric Handel worked in Hamburg early in his career, where he gained valuable experience that he would later use as an opera composer. Kim Pineda, August Denhard, Max Fuller, and Bernard Gordillo explore the repast of chamber music by these Hamburger composers. And we are happy to again have the music of Tim Risher on our program. His composition "River" was written for Kim Pineda and was premiered in August 2011 at the National Flute Association's Annual Convention in Charlotte, NC.

Our Program

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Trio Sonata in b, TWV 42:h4
From Essercizii Musici overo Dodeci Soli e Dodeci Trii a diversi stromenti (c. 1730s)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Aria [and improvisation], BWV 988

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Basso Continuo in g, HWV 364b
Andante Larghetto

Johann Adolf Scheibe (1708-1776)
Sonata I in D for flute and obliggato harpsichord
Poco Presto


Tim Risher (b. 1957)
River (2009)
Flute and Harpsichord

Johann Mattheson (1681-1764)
Sonata III in A, from Brauchbare Virtuoso, 1720

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata in G, H. 554

07 January 2011

From Prussia with Love II Program

Frederick the Great (1712-1786)
Sonata in A

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata in C, H. 558

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto in D major, BWV 972
(arr. of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in D major, RV 230), II. Larghetto

Johann Gottfried Müthel (1728-1788)
Sonata in D

Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750)
Chaconne in A minor

Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)
Sonata in D, Op. 1, No. 4

J S Bach
Sonata in G, BWV 1039/1027

2010-11 Season

All concerts on Saturday night at 7:30 PM

Concert I, September 25, 2010
The French Concoction: Parisian music with Italian Flavor
Kim Pineda, Bernard Gordillo, and August Denhard present a musical feast of music from 17th- and 18th-century France.

Concert II, February 19, 2011
From Prussia with Love II: Music from the courts of Berlin and Dresden
The Treaty of Dresden ended the war between Prussia, Saxony, and Austria. Kim Pineda, Bernard Gordillo, August Denhard, and Max Fuller share the benefits of this treaty with music from the two greatest musical establishments in 18th-century Germany.

Special Event
February 24, 25, 26, 2011:
Henry Purcell's Indian Queen
Kim Pineda is the music director for this collaborative program with Seattle Early Dance and the Early Music Guild of Seattle.