Founded in 2010, La Fiocco performs music of the late Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical eras on period instruments. La Fiocco’s annual season comprises three concerts each at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, PA and Christ Congregation in Princeton, NJ. The ensemble has also performed at other venues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
La Fiocco’s musicians include baroque violinists Claire Smith Bermingham, Nadir Aslam, Nathan Bishop, and Linda Kistler, baroque cellist Vivian Barton Dozor, violist da gamba Donna Fournier, gambist and violone specialist Benjamin Rechel, harpsichordist Benjamin T. Berman, baroque bassoonist Allen Hamrick, theorbist / baroque guitarist Jorge Torres, and founder, recorder player, harpsichordist, and artistic director Lewis R. Baratz.
More than 50 musicians have performed with La Fiocco including sopranos Laura Heimes, Agnes Coakley Cox, and Abigail Chapman, countertenors Daniel Moody, Ray Chenez, and Jordan Rutter, baritone Brian Ming Chu, baroque trumpeters Perry Sutton and Mario Correa, baroque oboist Sarah Davol, baroque violist Mark Zaki, and cornettist and theorbist Nathaniel Cox.
In 2019 renowned dancers Carlos Fittante and Robin Gilbert Campos performed with La Fiocco in their sold-out Sarabande: The Baroque Dance Project, and the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble and the Madrigal Singers of Bucks County Community College joined La Fiocco for Stravaganza in Eco, a celebration of the polychoral tradition of the early 17th century.
La Fiocco's programing illustrates their interest in exploring original sources and sharing rarely heard repertory with our audience. Past performances have included Happy Birthday J. S. Bach, To Drive the Cold Winter Away, Bach & Before, Vivaldi and Company, Délices de Versailles, Sound the Trumpet, The Cavalier Return’d, Golden Age of the Countertenor, Phantasticus!, Shakespeare’s London in Music and Song, The King’s Music, and Philadelphia Musick: An Early American Salon.
For more information on this group, visit lafiocco.org.