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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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October 26 2014
Oct-26-2014
La Fiocco** presents Birds of a Feather, Virtuoso Recorder Music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and 21st Century.  Artistic director Lewis R. Baratz is joined by three outstanding young artist recorder players, Aik Shin Tan, Andrew Broadwater, and 17-year-old Piffaro and international recorder competition winner Martin Bernstein. 

Also performing on the program are Ann Bies, a Philadelphia-based recorder player, Lynn Fergusson, Benjamin Berman, John Armato, and John Orluk, performing on viola da gamba, harpsichord, lute, theorbo, cittern, and baroque guitar. 

Works by Henry VIII, Dowland, Trabaci, van Eyck, Telemann, and contemporary prize-winning recorder composer Glen Shannon. 

Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury (New Hope), PA.  $25, $10 students.  For more information, contact info@lafiocco.org. Visit lafiocco.org.

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

 
October 31 2014
Oct-31-2014
Friday, October 31, 2014, 8PM: De Profundis: In the Shadow of Death.  Funeral music by German baroque composer Johann Rosenmüller (1619-1684)

“Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.” - Sir Thomas Browne

Trinity Church, Princeton 33 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ 08540

Johann Rosenmüller has come to the forefront of attention in recent years as a composer of remarkable musical depth and talent. His ability to create both intense vocal drama is equaled by his expressive string writing. In his larger monumental settings of psalms he combines the spatial sensitivity of Monteverdi with the virtuosic string ensemble music of the second half of the 17th century, foreshadowing the sacred music of Bach. His smaller cantatas are gems of text painting and expressive string writing. In the 21st century, audiences are finally beginning to discover the mid-baroque repertoire and the masterpieces of this exceptionally superb composer.

**ARTEK is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
November 15 2014
Nov-15-2014
La Spirita Viola da Gamba** consort performs "Come Away" A journey to Renaissance Europe and Beyond for 5 viols and for voice and viols. Music by Byrd, Holborne, Marenzio, Monteverdi, Bach, Pachelbel, and others.

Saturday, November 15th 2:00PM.  Free of charge.
Lawrenceville Library: Brunswick Avenue and Darrah Lane

For more info, visit www.laspiritaviols.org or contact: Lawrence Programs 609-989-6920 lawprogs@mcl.org. Reservations suggested but not necessary More info: Judith.klotz@comcast.net 609 393 3762.

La Spirita is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music

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