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20-May-2012
Harpsichord Concert - English Virginalists and Visitors

The Virginalists were a group of English composers from the late 16th and early 17th centuries, associated with Queen Elizabeth I. }Virginal" is an old term for a plucking keyboard instrument, or harpsichord, with a rectangular shape, called such “because, like a virgin, it soothes with a sweet and gentle voice.” Handel was born in Halle, Germany and stayed in Italy before settling in London (1712) and becoming a naturalized British subject in 1727. Haydn was a lifelong resident of Austria, but visited England twice, where he led highly successful concerts and composed and published a number of his best known works. J.S. Bach never visited England, indeed he didn't travel further than 250 miles from home. However, there is a possible English connection: his first set of six suites were supposed to have been composed for an Englishman of rank.

David Clark Little studied Organ, Harpsichord and Composition at the West Chester State University, PA, and in the Netherlands, at the conservatories of Hilversum, Amsterdam, and Utrecht. Several of his teachers were well-known, including harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt; and organist Keith Chapman. He has performed widely solo and in ensembles such as Tactus Baroque Ensemble, The Academy conducted by Frans Brüggen, The Netherlands Vocal Ensemble conducted by Rudolf Grasman, The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra under Lev Markiz, and La Fiocco led by Lewis Baratz; in the USA, the Netherlands, France, and Indonesia. Currently he is Organist/Choir Director at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Doylestown, PA and teaches organ, harpsichord, and piano. Running a private studio, he produces CDs with the Adnarim label. Among these are his performances of harpsichord Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; and his own arrangement of the Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach. See David Clark Little's Harpsichord Homepage.

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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.
 
March 22 2015
Mar-22-2015
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. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3:00 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

Trinity Episcopal Church
6587 Upper York Road
Solebury, PA


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.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music