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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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February 28 2015
Feb-28-2015
Le Triomphe de l’amour** performs music from 18th-century Venice, including Vivaldi’s cantata All’ombra di sospetto and Concerto in F major, sonatas for violin and for recorder by Albinoni, and Galuppi’s virtuoso aria Di spavento as well as his harpsichord sonata in E minor.

Laura Heimes, soprano
Daniela Pierson, baroque violin
John Burkhalter, recorders
Donna Fournier, viola da gamba
Janet Palumbo, harpsichord

There will be an illustrated pre-concert talk on musical life along the Venetian Grand Canal. Tickets at the door. Saturday,

February 28, 2015 7:30 PM Pre-concert talk.  8:00 PM concert.

Concert Unitarian Church of Princeton 50 Cherry Hill Rd. Princeton, NJ www.triomphebaroque.org

Le Triomphe de l’amour** is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
March 08 2015
Mar-08-2015
La Fiocco** presents Cantate: A Baroque Festival.  Vocal and instrumental music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Music of Caccini, Cima, Leonarda, Porpora, Handel & Telemann.  Sunday, March 8, 2015 - Pre-concert talk at 3:30PM, Concert at 4PM.  Community Presbyterian Church, 1449 Deer Path, Mountainside, NJ  07092

Joseph Hill, countertenor
Lewis R. Baratz, recorder
Daniel McCarthy, baroque violin
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, viola da gamba
Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord & organ
Minju Lee, harpsichord
$25 general audience, $15 seniors, $5 students, check or cash, at the door,
or in advance through Brown Paper Tickets.


**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
March 21 2015
Mar-21-2015
Period instrument ensemble La Fiocco** will present a program entitled "The King’s Theme: Bach’s Musical Offering and other royal delights." The program will include works by Emperor Leopold I, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Heinrich Biber, Henry Purcell, and J. S. Bach. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 PM.

Featuring
Joseph Hill, Countertenor
Eve Friedman, baroque flute
Claire Smith Bermingham, baroque violin
Vivian Barton Dozor, viola da gamba & baroque cello,
Laudon Schuett, lute & theorbo
Lewis R. Baratz, harpsichordist & artistic director

The Church of St. Monica
635 First Avenue
Berwyn, PA 19312-1652


Tickets: $25 general audience, $20 seniors, $10 students. Check or cash, at the door, or CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

For more information visit www.lafiocco.org or e-mail info@lafiocco.org.


**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
March 21 2015
Mar-21-2015
Aura Polyphonica**   -  Saturday March 21st at 8PM

Musicalische Exequien and Selig sind die Toten by Heinrich Schütz; Crucifixus in 8 parts by Antonio Lotti; selections from Lamentations of Jeremiah by Tallis; and Civitas sancti tui by William Byrd.

Christ Church at 5 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
Besides street parking, there is also a parking deck accessible from Church Street or Paterson Street.

Free-will donation.

For more information contact aurapolyphonica@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/aurapolyphonica.


**Aura Polyphonica is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music