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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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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 01 2014
Nov-01-2014
Le Triomphe de l’amour** will present a concert of music for two harpsichords on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 PM

Princeton harpsichordists Minju Lee and Janet Palumbo will perform W. F. Bach’s Concerto for Two Harpsichords and Gaspard Le Roux’s Suite in F for Two Harpsichords.

John Burkhalter will join the duo to play recorder in Telemann’s Trio for Recorder and Two Harpsichords. Ms. Lee will also perform Duphly’s “La Pothoüin” and Ms. Palumbo will play a selection of pieces from J. S. Bach’s Three-Part Inventions.

Unitarian Church of Princeton. Tickets for may be purchased at the door for $20 general admission and $5 for students. For information, visit the ensemble’s website at www.triomphebaroque.org or call (609) 252-0522.


Le Triomphe de l’amour is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
 
November 09 2014
Nov-09-2014
Bethlehem Baroque** presents: Viva La Baroque.  Bethlehem Baroque takes a musical journey to the palaces and chateaus of 18th-century France with elegant, passionate music of Couperin, Rameau, Saint-Colombe, and Guillemain.  Guest Donna Fournier joins David Moulton in a hauntingly beautiful duet for two viols.   Perfect music for the warm inviting space of Bethlehem's Wesley Church. 

Sunday November 9, 2014 3 PM
Wesley Church
2540 Center
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Plenty of free parking!
Free will donation at door.  Suggested donation $15 

For more information: 484-201-6846 or email:davidmcello@yahoo.com

Bethlehem Baroque is: Linda Kistler, baroque violin; Christine Moulton, baroque flute; David Moulton, viola da gamba; and Lewis R. Baratz, harpsichord, with special guest Donna Fournier, viola da gamba



**Bethlehem Baroque 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