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22-Nov-2008
Le Triomphe de l'amour
Music for Colonists, Patriots, and Presidents - Nov. 22, 2008 at 7:30 PM

MUSIC FOR COLONISTS, PATRIOTS, AND PRESIDENTS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2008
Clara Rottsolk, soprano;   Daniela Pierson & Christof  Richter, baroque violins
John Burkhalter, recorder;   Donna Fournier, viola da gamba;  Janet Palumbo, harpsichord


Part of the Princeton 1783 celebration, this concert features the chamber music enjoyed by colonial Americans, the patriots who founded the United States, and the earliest presidents who governed the new nation.  Thomas Jefferson kept an impressive music library that included American, British, and European music.  Benjamin Franklin invented a musical instrument (the glass harmonica) and kept a harpsichord in his house.  The program will include some of Jefferson’s and Franklin’s favorite pieces of chamber music, as well as songs from popular musical theatre productions enjoyed throughout the colonies.  A pre-concert talk by John Burkhalter will explore the relationship America’s founders had with music.  Music by Handel, Corelli, Boyce, Arne, and others, including:

• Handel’s “Oh had I Jubal’s Lyre” from Joshua and his Air from the Water Music
• Trio sonatas by William Boyce and Dr. Thomas Arne
• Arcangelo Corelli’s Violin Sonata op. 5, no. 1
• Songs from 18th century popular musical theater

Pre-concert talk by John Burkhalter at 7:30 pm; Concert at 8:00 pm

Unitarian Church of Princeton, Route 206 (State Road) & Cherry Hill Road, Princeton
Tickets at the door:  $20 General Admission; $15 Seniors; $5 Students

For information, call (609) 252-0522 or visit our website:  www.triomphebaroque.org
Le Triomphe de l'amour is a chamber music ensemble performing Baroque music on original instruments.  This year, the ensemble celebrates its 18th season.  This is the first concert in the 2008-2009 season.  Other concerts this season will be on February 28 and April 18, 2009.

Triomphe’s concerts are more than just music:  each is an exploration of music and cultural history, and a window into life in the 18th century.  Illustrated pre-concert talks, focused program themes, and insightful program notes help to lead the audience to a deeper understanding of the music and its historical and cultural context.

Programs made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Dept. of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission.   Programs subject to change.

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October 12 2014
Oct-12-2014
10th Anniversary of the Guild for Early Music partnering with the Grounds for Sculpture and WWFM.  For regular admission to the Grounds, enjoy an entire day of early music, with more than a dozen groups performing music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque.  Festivities start at 12:30 PM.
 
October 26 2014
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La Fiocco** presents Birds of a Feather, Virtuoso Recorder Music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and 21st Century.  Artistic director Lewis R. Baratz is joined by three outstanding young artist recorder players, Aik Shin Tan, Andrew Broadwater, and 17-year-old Piffaro and international recorder competition winner Martin Bernstein. 

Also performing on the program are Ann Bies, a Philadelphia-based recorder player, Lynn Fergusson, Benjamin Berman, John Armato, and John Orluk, performing on viola da gamba, harpsichord, lute, theorbo, cittern, and baroque guitar. 

Works by Henry VIII, Dowland, Trabaci, van Eyck, Telemann, and contemporary prize-winning recorder composer Glen Shannon. 

Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury (New Hope), PA.  $25, $10 students.  For more information, contact info@lafiocco.org. Visit lafiocco.org.

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

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music