Le Triomphe de l’amour** - "Americans in Paris" - Apr 17, 2010, 7:30 PM
Princeton, NJ

Le Triomphe de l’amour presents "Americans in Paris: Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson." The concert presents music enjoyed by these founding fathers during their years as diplomats in Paris, on period instruments. Guest artist Daniela Pierson, baroque violin, joins members of the ensemble Laura Heimes, soprano; John Burkhalter, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba and baroque cello; and Janet Palumbo, harpsichord.

John Burkhalter will present a pre-concert talk at 7:30 pm; the concert begins at 8:00 pm. In his talk, Mr. Burkhalter will illuminate the musical interests of Franklin and Jefferson. Sent on diplomatic missions to France, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson enjoyed spectacular chamber music during their time in Paris.

The concert will feature instrumental music and songs enjoyed by Franklin and Jefferson during their Paris years. Violinist Daniela Pierson will perform several works that Thomas Jefferson played, including music by Giardini, Nicolai, and Wodiczka, as well as Tartini’s violin sonata “Dido abbandonata.” Soprano Laura Heimes will be featured in songs composed by women who were intimate friends of Franklin and Jefferson—Madame Brillon and Maria Cosway—along with popular Scotch airs and works by Mondonville, Pleyel, Philidor, and the first American composer of art songs, Francis Hopkinson. Harpsichordist Janet Palumbo will bring to life music collected by Jefferson, including harpsichord music by Balbastre and Rameau’s third Piece de Clavecin en concert.

The Unitarian Church of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 609-924-1604.  Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 general admission, $15 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. For information, call (609) 252-0522 or visit the ensemble’s website at www.triomphebaroque.org.

**Le Triomphe de l'amour is a member of the Guild for Early Music.


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October 06 2015
Tune in to the Classical Network (WWFM) and WWFM.ORG to hear excerpts from the Guild for Early Music's 2014 Festival, today 2-4 PM (part 2 of 3 broadcasts).  The final broadcast is Friday, Oct 9 from 2-3 PM.
October 09 2015
Tune in to the Classical Network (WWFM) and WWFM.ORG to hear the final broadcast of excerpts from the Guild for Early Music's 2014 Festival, today from 2-3 PM.
October 18 2015
At the Grounds For Sculpture
11th Annual Guild for Early Music festival, in partnership with the Grounds For Sculpture and WWFM, The Classical Network.  With admission to the Grounds, enjoy an entire afternoon with more than a dozen groups performing music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque eras.  From 12:30 to 5:00 PM.  For directions and information, visit groundsforsculpture.org
October 24 2015

La Fiocco** presents:  Shakespeare's London in Music & Song.  Join us for this extravaganza of rarely-performed music from the Age of Shakespeare.  Artistic Director Lewis R. Baratz has assembled an all-star cast of period instrument musicians who will be featured in the "Broken Consort" Lessons of Thomas Morley, a composer associated with Shakespeare and Elizabeth I.  Young artists Nicole Renna (Temple University) and Samuel Cox (Princeton University) will perform songs from the plays.  Rare instruments such as the cittern, bandora, and renaissance guitar will be featured as well.

Saturday, October 24, 7:30 PM at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ.  $25 general admission, $10 students, children 12 & young free, when accompanied by an adult.  For more information visit lafiocco.org

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

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