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30-Oct-2010
Mr. HANDEL and Friends at Home - Princeton, NJ 8:00 PM
Pre-Concert Talk Beginds at 7:30 PM

Le Triomphe de l’amour, New Jersey’s chamber music ensemble performing music of the Baroque on period instruments, will present a concert on Saturday, October 30 at the Unitarian Church of Princeton. The concert, titled “Mr. Handel and Friends at Home,” presents music enjoyed in Handel’s house in London. Guest artist Daniela Pierson, baroque violin, joins members of the ensemble Laura Heimes, soprano; John Burkhalter, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; 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 discuss the musical practice in 18th-century London of friends gathering to sing and play musical instruments for mutual entertainment. From 1723 until his death in 1759, George Frederic Handel lived at what is now No. 25 Brook Street, London.  It was in this house that he composed many of his most celebrated works, including the Messiah, his last major English oratorio, Jeptha, and the Music for the Royal Fireworks.  Within his chambers, preliminary rehearsals for the opera Alcina took place as well.  Handel's neighbor on Brook Street, Mary Pendarves, later Mrs. Delany, recorded in brilliant letters the musical activities that took place at Mr. Handel’s home as well as at her own town house just down the street.  Friends and musicians gathered to perform and to listen to the newest solo compostions, fresh from the pens of Handel and his contemporaries, as well as chamber arrangements of the most popular songs and dances from larger works, engraved and distributed by Handel’s publisher John Walsh.

The concert will include instrumental and vocal chamber music by Handel and his contemporaries.  Violinist Daniela Pierson will be featured in Handel’s Violin Sonata in E major.  Harpsichordist Janet Palumbo will perform Handel’s Harpsichord Suite in D minor and Handel’s most enduring work for solo harpsichord, the “Harmonious Blacksmith” Variations.  Carl Friedrich Abel was another German-born composer who spent much of his career in London; his Prelude and Allegro for solo viola da gamba will be performed by Donna Fournier.  Mr. Burhkalter, on recorder, will be featured in Walsh’s arrangements of airs from several Handel operas, including Alcina and Julius Caesar.  Soprano Laura Heimes will perform airs from Handel’s oratorios and operas, in chamber music arrangements published in London and meant to allow smaller ensembles of musicians to perform these favorite songs in private house concerts.  Ms. Heimes will sing “Oh had I Jubal’s lyre” from the oratorio Joshua and “Lusinghe più care d’amore” from Alexander.  Also on the program are Thomas Arne’s cantata Cymon and Iphegenia and songs from Comus and his English opera Eliza.  Music by Pepusch, Boyce, and Giardini will complete the program.  The music on this program will be prepared using original sources in the Roan-Burkhalter collection of rare 17th-18th century musical prints.

Violinist Daniela Pierson has performed with Le Triomphe de l’amour many times, thrilling audiences with her expressive and energetic playing.  Soprano Laura Heimes has been praised for her “sumptuous tone and shimmering clarity” and has been a featured soloist in concerts from Carnegie Hall to California’s Carmel Bach Festival. She has taught at Westminster Choir College and Swarthmore and has recordings available on several labels.  John Burkhalter is a well-known lecturer on cultural history.  Janet Palumbo, a founding member of the ensemble, has been featured on Brazilian national television.  Le Triomphe de l’amour has recordings available on the Lyrichord and A Casa Disco labels.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 general admission, $18 for senior citizens, and $5 for students.  For information, call (609) 252-0522 or visit the ensemble’s website at www.triomphebaroque.org. This concert is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

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March 03 2017
Mar-03-2017
March is National Early Music Month !!

Early Music Princeton* presents Stabat mater, a Lenten Evening, with vocal and instrumental works on the themes of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Works by Verancini, Biber, Telemann, Geminiani, J. S. Bach, and selections from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.  Jane Hines, director.

Friday March 3, 2017, 7 PM at the Princeton University Chapel.  Free admission.   For more information and directions, visit princeton.edu/music.


*Princeton Early Music is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

 
March 04 2017
Mar-04-2017
Another great awesome Salon 33 music and social event:  Join La Fiocco* for a program of virtuosic recorder music of the late Baroque, with harpsichord, theorbo, baroque guitar, and viola da gamba continuo. Lewis R. Baratz, recorder; Benjamin Berman, harpsichord; Isaac Louth, viola da gamba, and Daniel Boring, theorbo. Music of Andreas Heinrich Schultze, Francesco Barsanti, Michel de La Barre, Francesco Mancini, Ignazio Sieber, Jacques Paisible. and Robert Valentine.  

Salon 33 is an intimate venue located in Princeton, New Jersey.  You may arrive at 7 PM for a potluck meal (please bring an appetizer, main, side, or dessert), or just come when the music starts at 8 PM.  There is no formal charge for admission, but a donation for the performers will be graciously appreciated.  $20 is suggested.  

Please contact the host of Salon 33 (Salon33@outlook.com) to be placed on the email list for invitations which will contain directions and additional details. You may easily unsubscribe yourself from the Salon 33 list after the celebration of Early Music Month if you wish.

This evening is the first of five early music events at Salon 33 in March 2017 in celebration of  Early Music Month!  Check our calendar listings for other Guild for Early Music events at Salon 33 (for March 5, March 17, March 19, and March 31), and other concerts and events during Early Music Month!  

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
March 05 2017
Mar-05-2017
Salon 33 hosts another ensemble member of the Guild for Early Music in celebration of Early Music Month. Come hear a program of exquisite Renaissance music entitled "Weeping, Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth."  The concert will include short pieces of a cappella music sung by the members of Mostly Motets*. This music reflects the emotions of weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth as interpreted by three Thomases: Thomas Ford, Thomas Campion and Thomas Tomkins, with additional works by Claudio Monteverdi and others, conveying the depth of feelings as captured by these early music composers.  

You may arrive at 6 PM for a potluck meal (please bring an appetizer, main, side, or dessert), or just come when the music starts at 7 PM. There is no formal charge for admission, but a donation for the performers will be graciously appreciated. $20 is suggested. 

Please contact the host of Salon 33 (Salon33@outlook.com) to be placed on the email list for invitations which will contain directions and additional details. You may easily unsubscribe yourself from the Salon 33 list after the celebration of Early Music Month if you wish. 

This evening is the second of our early music events at Salon 33 in March in celebration of Early Music Month! Check our calendar listings for March 17, March 19, and March 31 for other Guild for Early Music events at Salon 33 and other events in celebration of Early Music Month.

*Mostly Motets is a member of the Guild for Early Music
 
March 06 2017
Mar-06-2017
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society's Recorder Playing Session on Monday, March 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Parlor room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ, 19 South Second Avenue in Highland Park. There is free parking in back of the church which may be accessed via Magnolia Street. ADA handicapped accessible.  

This month's guest conductor is Lewis R. Baratz, recorder player, harpsichordist, and director of La Fiocco period instrument ensemble.  Come celebrate Early Music Month with us.

Other sessions this seasons open to all recorder players will be held on Apr 3 (Deborah Booth), May 1 (John Burkhalter), and June 5 (Maestro Robert Butts).

For more information, on the Highland Park Recorder Society, contact Donna Messer at:  recorderdonna <At sign> gmail <dot> com or click to email.

**Highland Park Recorder Society is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music