24 August 2013

UPDATE: 2013-14 Season in Seattle!


The Fall Fundraising Fiesta will be held at Trinity Parish Church, in the Parish Hall, starting at 5:30 PM. Please click HERE  to get your tickets/make your contribution before the event.

For 2013-14 we present three diverse programs.

Concert I: 5 October 2013
Fall Fundraising Fiesta! A fundraising concert and party at Trinity Parish Church in the Parish Hall, featuring food, wine, & four centuries of music. Visit our website and click on the "Tickets" tab for more information about this event.

Concert II: 8 February 2014
Galant and Grounded: Paying for Time Travel with the Currency of Music.
In this concert we travel between the Galant style of the 18th century and the rhapsodic, capricious styles of the 17th century. Music by Fontana, Fiorè, Gabrielli, Kapsberger, Kirnberger, Blavet, and CPE Bach.

Concert III: 3 May 2014
Good Day Sun King: Baroque Music from New Orleans and New France.
Baroque music in New Orleans? Founded in 1718 by the French, it was not long before the Lower Mississippi Valley was populated with French people and French culture. And up river in Montreal and Québec, Parisian music publishers provided the northernmost part of New France with music of all types from "back home." Vocal and instrumental music from New Orleans's Ursuline Manuscript of 1736, plus music by Monteclair, Couperin, Marais, and other composers from the reign of Louis XIV.

27 April 2013

La Rhétorique de la musique:  Behind the Scenes of the Grand Siècle

Program for 4 May 2013

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Sonata in G, Op. 9, No. 7
Dolce. Andante – Allegro ma non tropo – Aria. Affetuoso –
Giga. Allegro moderato

Robert de Visée (c. 1655-1732/1733)
From the Vaudray de Saizenay Manuscript
Prelude – Allemande 'La Royalle' – Chaconne –
Rondeau 'La Mascarade'

Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674-1763)
Deuxième suite de pièces à deux dessus
Duo Les heureux moments: Trés tendrement-Gay et croches égales – Allemande La Maréchalle de Villars: Majestueusement et piqué – Gigue –Sarabande, La Saint Maurice: Lentement – Contrefaiseurs


From Recueil de Pièces, arranged by Michel Blavet
“Pourquoi doux rossignol” – Rondeau: Musette de Blavet – Dans Les Indes Galantes – “La Furstemburg” –
“Les Niais de Sologne” de Mr Rameau

August Denhard (b. 1959)
Variations on “Le jeune fillete”

Michel Blavet (1700-1768)
Sonata in D, Op. 3, No. 6
Largo – Allegro – Andante affetuoso – Allegro

Kim Pineda, Transverse flute
Joanna Blendulf, Pardessus de viole and Viola da gamba
Hideki Yamaya, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar
August Denhard, Theorbo

April 13, 2013 The Return of Smoke & Blisters: Virtuosic Chamber Music with a Dash of Pyrotechnics

Program from April 13, 2013

Michel Blavet (1700-1765)
Sonata Terza, Op. 3
Vivace  Largo poco andante  Allegro

Giuseppe Vaccari (fl. 18th-c.)
Concerto in C Major
Allegro  Andante  Allegro

Johann-Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)
Sonata IV, Op. 1
Grave e sostenuto  Presto  Vivace


Improvisation: Taksim in Makam Rast
Mutlu Torun (b.1942)
Misrap Kaydirma Etüdü

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata in e, BWV 1034
Adagio ma non tanto  Allegro  Andante  Allegro

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Sonata VII, Op. 2
Adagio  Allegro  Sarabanda  Allegro assai

Kim Pineda, Transverse flute
Max Fuller, Viola da gamba
Hideki Yamaya, Mandolino and Mandora
August Denhard, Theorbo and plectrum lute

01 January 2013

Breaking Baroque: Diminutions, Divisions, & the End of the Renaissance

Program for 12  January 2013

Jacques-Martin Hottererre (1674-1763), from Airs et brunettes (1721)
Nicolas va voir Jeanne (Anonymous)
Vous qui faites votre modelle (Jean-Baptiste Drouard de Bousset, 1662-1725)
L’autre jour ma Cloris (Anonymous)

Robert Johnson (1583-1634), Have you seen the white lily?
Anonymous, Music, thou soul of heaven
William Lawes (1602-1645), Why so pale and wan, fair lover?
Nicholas Lanier (1588-1666), Like hermit poor in pensive place obscure

Georg Muffat
Sonata in D (1677)

Giovanni Battista Fontana (?1589-?1630)
Sonata seconda (+1641) , from Sonate a 1. 2. 3. per il violino. . . altro istromento

Juan Cabanilles (1644-1712)
Corrente italiana
Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)
Torna, deh torna, from Nuove musiche e nuova maniera di scriverle (1614)
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Si dolce è tormento, from Quarto scherzo delle ariose vaghezze (1624)
Giovanni Bassano (1558-1617)
            Ricercata terza, from Ricercate, passagi et cadentie (1585)
Ung gay bergier, after Crequillon (1505-1557), from Madrigali … con passaggi (1602)

Denhard and Pineda
Improvisations on the Romanesca and Conde claros

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c. 1620-23-1680)
Sonata quarta, from Sonatae unarum fidium (1664)

Kim Pineda, Baroque flute and recorders
August Denhard, Lutes and theorbo