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Based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, La Fiocco is a devoted to performing music of the 17th and 18th century music on period instruments. La Fiocco's mission is to showcase its members, guest artists, and local musicians  in the solo and small ensemble repertoire of the period, on period instruments. The group takes its name from the South Netherlands composer Joseph Hector Fiocco (1703-1741). 

La Fiocco has performed at the Grounds for Sculpture, historic houses, and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, in Lambertville, NJ.  Musicians who have performed or are schedule to perform with La Fiocco include Sheila Fernekes and Sue Parisi, recorders, Michelle Cosgrove, Christa Pehl, and Rebecca Stuhr, baroque flute; Stephen Berkelhammer, recorder and baroque oboe; Rachel Evans and Marc Levine, baroque violin; Warren Hansen, baroque viola; Eva Kuhn nad Benjamin Wolff, baroque cello; Lynn Fergusson, viola da gamba and baroque cello; Amy Warren and Elizabeth Weinfeld, viola da gamba; Hank Heijink and Daniel Boring, theorbo and baroque guitar, David Clark Little, Kelly Savage, and Benjamin Berman, harpsichord; Ron Evans, dulcian and baroque bassoon;Diana Whitener, soprano, and leader Lewis R. Baratz on recorder, harpsichord and English classical square piano.

La Fiocco performed (Sunday, February 22, 2009) at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brooklyn, New York. The concert featured baroque flutist Rebecca Stuhr, violist da gamba Lynn Fergusson, and harpsichordist Lewis R. Baratz performing works of Hotteterre, Krebs, Telemann, Albinoni, CPE Bach, and LeClair.  La Fiocco performed at St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Lambertville, NJ, on April 4, 2009, with  Rebecca Stuhr and Michelle Cosgrove, baroque flutes; Lynn Fergusson, baroque cello and viola da gamba; and Lewis Baratz performing the trio sonata in g minor by Louis Antoine Dornell, the trio sonata in G major by JS Bach, and solo works by Hotteterre, Krebs, Telemann, and CPE Bach.   La Fiocco made its NYC debut in May 2010 with performances of recorder concertos by Mancini, Babell, and Baston. 

La Fiocco performed with Lewis R. Baratz on recorder, Stephen Berkelhammer on recorder and baroque oboe, Amy Warren on viola da gamba, and David Clark Little joining the group as harpsichordist, in Willow Grove PA, in Springfield, NJ, and at the Guild Early Music's all-day early music event at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey (October 25, 2009).

La Fiocco has performed in New York City on May 5th, with director Lewis R. Baratz featured on a variety or recorders, including an early 17th-century copy soprano recorder, an English "6th flute" (a high-pitched soprano popular around 1700), a Dutch "voice flute" (a type of tenor recorder), and a baroque alto recorder.  The group performed recorder concertos by Babell, Baston, and Macini, and other solo and chamber works.  Artists inc.uded Rachel Evans and Marc Levine (baroque violins), Warren Hansen (baroque viola), Hank Heijink (theorbo and baroque guitar), Benjamin Wolff (baroque cello), B. Andrew Mills (harpsichord and chamber organ), Elizabeth Weinfield (viola da gamba), and Ron Evans (dulcian and baroque bassoon).

Baroque flutists Rebecca Stuhr and Michelle Cosgrove, baroque violinist Rachel Evans, gamist and baroque cellist Lynn Fergusson, gambist Amy Warren, harpsichordist Lewis R. Baratz, and theorbist/baroque guitarist Daniel Boring performed a program of music of France, England, and the Hansa c. 1653-1743) at St. Andrews Church, Lambertville, on October 9, 2010; and young artists Diana Whitener, soprano, and harpsichordist Benjamin Berman joined Lewis R. Baratz (recorder) and Lynn Fergusson (baroque cello) in Handel's Se Nel Bosco (Arianne, end of Act II) and Telemann's cantata Hemmet den Eifer at the Grounds for Sculpture on October 17, 2010, as part of the Guild for Early Music's annual showcase performance.  Benjamin also played a solo Telemann harpsichord fantasia to an elated audience. 

La Fiocco sound clips:    

Telemann Flute Sonata in b minor, 4th mov't

Leclair Flute Sonata in e minor, 1st mov't   

Hotteterre Suite in D Major for Flute & Continuo: 
     Prélude - Allemande - Courante - Sarabande - Gigue

Louis Couperin - Prelude non-mesuré in F

; Violist da gamba Lynn Fergusson; harpsichordist Lewis R. Baratz, flutist Rebecca Stuhr 
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May 31 2015
May-31-2015
The Highland Park Recorder Society** and the highly esteemed chorus, Makhelat Hamercaz, the Jewish Choir of Central New Jersey, presents a diverse program, From Baroque to Baruch, at their annual spring concert. Temple Emanu-El, 100 James Street, Edison, NJ. General, Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3 PM.

Admission $20 if purchased in advance, $25 at the door. Call Makhelat Hamercaz ,732-352-1252, 732-688-4146, or D. Messer, 732-828-7421. The program features Baroque-era Sephardic music sung in early colonial America, and music of Baroque composers including Salamone Rossi, Cristiano Lidarti, and William Byrd, accompanied by the Highland Park Recorder Society.  Click here to download our ticket order form. 

**The Highland Park Recorder Society is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
June 06 2015
Jun-06-2015
La Fiocco** period instrument ensemble presents celebrated soprano Laura Heimes in a program of dazzling arias by George Frideric Handel, Henry Purcell, Barbara Strozzi, and Thomas Augustine Arne, with instrumental works by Biagio Marini, Tarquinio Merula, Giovanni Legrenzi, and Alessandro Scarlatti.

Laura Heimes, soprano
Lewis R. Baratz, artistic director, recorder, harpsichord
Claire Smith Bermingham, Daniel McCarthy, & Linda Kistler, baroque violins
Daniel McCarthy, baroque viola
Vivian Barton Dozor, baroque cello
Laudon Schuett, lute & theorbo
Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord

St. Paul's Catholic Church
214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

7:30 PM

This concert will be repeated on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church,
6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA

Tickets:  $25 general admission, $10 students
Check or cash at the door, or on-line at lafiocco.org

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
June 07 2015
Jun-07-2015
La Fiocco** period instrument ensemble presents celebrated soprano Laura Heimes in a program of dazzling arias by George Frideric Handel, Henry Purcell, Barbara Strozzi, and Thomas Augustine Arne, with instrumental works by Biagio Marini, Tarquinio Merula, Giovanni Legrenzi, and Alessandro Scarlatti.

Laura Heimes, soprano
Lewis R. Baratz, artistic director, recorder, harpsichord
Claire Smith Bermingham, Daniel McCarthy, & Linda Kistler, baroque violins
Daniel McCarthy, baroque viola
Vivian Barton Dozor, baroque cello
Laudon Schuett, lute & theorbo
Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church,
6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA



Tickets:  $25 general admission, $10 students
Check or cash at the door, or on-line at lafiocco.org

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music

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