For our thirty-fifth season SFEMS is pleased to offer a particularly rich variety of programs and a mixture of established and emerging artists.
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CATACOUSTIC CONSORT & WILDCAT VIOLS
ANNALISA PAPPANO (artistic director of Catacoustic Consort) with Mischa Bouvier, baritone; Youngmi Aria Kim, soprano
September 9, 10 & 11, 2011
We Hang Our Harps Upon the Willows: Passionate Cantatas from 17th-c. Germany
Works by Franz Tunder, Matthias Weckmann, Christoph Bernhard and others—the generation of composers who flourished after Heinrich Schütz and before J.S. Bach.
MATTHIAS MAUTE & SOPHIE LARIVERE artistic directors
October 21, 22 & 23, 2011
La Follia & the Gypsies: Gypsy Music in the Renaissance and Baroque Periods
Explore themusical influence of Gypsies on 16th-, 17th-, and 18th century composers, including works by Ortiz, Schmelzer, Falconieri, Telemann, and Vivaldi.
GARRY CLARKE, artistic director
November 4, 5 & 6, 2011
Charlie’s Angels: Music from the Court of Charles II
Baroque Band will recreate the era of Charles II with grand celebratory music by Purcell, Grabu, Blow, and Croft.
WARREN STEWART, artistic director
December 16, 17 & 18, 2011
Heinrich Schütz—Weihnachtshistorie (Christmas Story)
Magnificat revives its inaugural program centered on Schütz’s Weihnachtshistorie (Christmas Story) in honor of its 20th season and SFEMS’s 35th.
Elizabeth Blumenstock and Kati Kyme, violin; Amo Brodo and William Skeen, viola da gamba; Katherine Heater, harpsichord
February 10, 11 & 12, 2012
Le Virtuose Sublime: Music of the French Baroque
Works by Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Marin Marias, Jean-Baptise Barrière, and François Couperin.
CARLA MOORE & JOHN DORNENBURG co-directors
March 2, 3 & 4, 2012
Masters of the Italian Concerto
Archetti’s concert features violin concerti by masters of the genre, including Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Torelli, and G.F. Handel. An added treat will be renowned early keyboard specialist Davitt Moroney’s performance of a harpsichord concerto by J.S. Bach.
THE LOST MODE
Annette Bauer, recorders, sarod; Shira Kammen, vielle, violin, harp; Peter Maund, percussion; Derek Wright, oud
April 13, 14 & 15, 2012
That Which Colors the Mind: Musical Modes Through Time and Space
This concert explores the modes that are the foundation of Western music including medieval plainsong and early polyphony, traditional Balkan, Celtic and other European melodies, and the music of neighboring Mediterranean lands (Turkish maquam as well as Sephardic and North African song.)