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Schedule of Events

Baroque Instrumental Program Faculty Concert

Thursday

August 01, 2019

7:30 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

The esteemed faculty of the Baroque Instrumental Program will open the early music festival with a program of exquisite works of Georg Philipp Telemann. Led by Jacques Ogg, harpsichord, and Jaap ter Linden, gamba. 

Flying Forms | Platti Trios

Friday

August 02, 2019

12:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

Marc Levine, violin, Tulio Rondón, viola da gamba, and Tami Morse, harpsichord present the trio sonatas of Venetian Giovanni Benedetto Platti (d.1763), oboist, violinist, and composer. His professional life was spent at the court of the prince-bishop of Bamberg and Würzburg, Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn, where he matured during the transitional period between Italian Baroque and German Classicism.

Marco da Gagliano's La Dafne

Friday

August 02, 2019

8:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

Written in 1608 by the Italian composer Marco da Gagliano from a libretto by Ottavio Rinuccini, La Dafne is described as a favola in musica composed in one act and a prologue, and is based on the myth of Daphne and Apollo in which Apollo slays the python, a monster which has been terrifying the Greek island of Delos. Cupid and Venus are unimpressed by Apollo's boasting and about his conquest and his feelings of being invincible, and because of this, they plot revenge on Apollo. Cupid shoots two arrows, the first of which makes Apollo fall in love with the nymph Daphne, daughter of the river god. The second arrow causes the object of his desire to flee from him. As Daphne rejects his advances, she calls out to her mother for help and is turned into a laurel tree to avoid his love. Still in love with Daphne, Apollo makes the laurel the emblem of his love forever and a sign of victory and award throughout ancient Greece.

Incantare Sackbut Ensemble | Tales From Prussia

Saturday

August 03, 2019

2:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

Incantare explores the music of 15th and 16th century Prussia, which has far outlived those who rose and fell from power so many years ago, in an intimate concert for violin, sackbuts, solo voice, and organ. We present Polish violin solos, Yiddish folksongs based on polyphonic chansons, and German vocal and instrumental music.

Ensemble Sprezzatura | Semper Dowland, semper dolens: Music of England 1500-1700

Saturday

August 03, 2019

3:30 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

Sprezzatura  time-travels the English countryside, from the 15th through the 17 centuries, with music from the Old Hall Manuscript, Renaissance music of William Byrd, and the consort music of William Lawes. Ginna Watson, violin, vielle, harp; Thomas Walker, Jr. & Paul Berget, lute; Mary Burke & Cella Westray, viols; Donald Livingston, harps, organetto.

Marco da Gagliano's La Dafne

Saturday

August 03, 2019

8:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

See notes above.

Baroque Instrumental Program Final Concert

Sunday

August 04, 2019

3:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

The students of the Baroque Instrumental Program will close the program with performances of a variety of chamber works from the Baroque era. 

á Tre | Early, Middle, & Late: Chamber Music for Lute

Sunday

August 04, 2019

6:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

Lutenist Paul Berget joins forces with Miriam Scholz-Carlson, violin, and Bruce Jacobs, organ, to present his own arrangements of music for lute, violin and organ from the early to the late Baroque.

Sungyun Cho, harpsichord

Monday

August 05, 2019

12:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

Tulio Rondón & Immanuel Davis | Classical & Romantic Chamber Music

Monday

August 05, 2019

7:00 pm | The Schubert Club Recital Room ---- NOTE TIME & LOCATION

Flautist Immanuel Davis, cellist Tulio Rondón and fortepianist Donald Livingston venture into the late end of early music with the Hummel Flute Sonata, Mendelssohn Cello Sonata no. 2 in D, and the Haydn Trio for Piano, Flute & Cello.

Wolfgang | Mozart

Tuesday

August 06, 2019

6:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

The Wolfgang reinterprets some masterpieces of Mozart, including the Oboe Quartet reworked by a Mozart contemporary for flute, and the Symphony 40 in G minor, arranged for the ensemble by member Paul Jacobson.

Immanuel Davis, traverso & Jacques Ogg, harpsichord

Tuesday

August 06, 2019

8:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

A bouquet of French and French-inspired works for traverso, harpsichord, and gambas by Leclair, Morel, Forqueray, and Telemann, including thebeautiful sonata for flute, two gambas and harpsichord. There willalso be solo pieces for gamba, harpsichord, and flute. A beautiful program for mixed ensemble!! Immanuel Davis, traverso, Jacques Ogg, harpsichord, Arnie Tanimoto & Tulio Rondón, gamba.

Galhano, Rondón & Livingston | Bohemian Baroque & the Italian Connection

Wednesday

August 07, 2019

8:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

Recorder virtuoso Cléa Galhano, cellist Tulio Rondón and harpsichordist Donald Livingston put their instruments through their paces with virtuoso works including Francesco Magini, Dario Castello, Johann Sebastian Bach.

O'Carolan Project Ensemble | King of the Blind - Songs and Music of Turlough O'Carolan

Thursday

August 08, 2019

6:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

The legendary blind harper, singer and bon vivant Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738) is today celebrated as Ireland’s national composer...yet much of his work remains unheard. Join us in a celebration of his vibrant music and song, a glorious fusion of native Irish and the hip international baroque music of his day! With Chad McAnally on early Irish harp, Cory Froehlich, tenor and flute, Mary Vanorny, violin and Mary Burke on viola da gamba.

Ladyslipper Ensemble | Fin'Amor

Thursday

August 08, 2019

8:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

Fin’Amor (Refined Love) includes exquisitely delicious ensemble music, and songs by Jean Baptiste Lully, Étienne Moulinié, Robert de Visée and others. Come experience joy, bliss, passion, anguish and madness all in one whirlwind of an evening.

The Cloisters at Noon

Friday

August 09, 2019

12:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

Ginna Watson (violin and harp) performs a program of music composed by Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque nuns,  joined by her early music “mother superior" Lucinda Marvin (violin),  her “singing nun” colleague Heather Cogswell (soprano), and her “novice” daughter Cella Westray (harpsichord and viola da gamba).

Lyra Baroque Orchestra | Across the Alps with Pedro Gandía, violin

Saturday

August 10, 2019

7:30 pm | Sundin Hall - Hamline University

A program of music showing the spread of the Italian Style across Europe! Pedro Gandía returns for his second appearance with Lyra in a program of music by Vivaldi, Muffat, Biber, Marcello, Bach, and Locatelli, in many musical forms including Overtures, Sinfonias, and Concertos. 

Lute2Viols with Sarah Jackson, soprano | Pilgrim's Solace

Sunday

August 11, 2019

3:00 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

Come and hear music from the great Elizabethan Age, including songs by English lutenist/composer John Dowland (1563-1626). Lute2Viols is joined by acclaimed Twin Cities soprano Sarah Jackson for the final program of the Lute Café’s 2018-2019 season. Thomas Walker, Jr, lute, Mary Burke and Mark Kausch, viols, and Sarah Jackson, soprano.

TCEMF Closing Reception

Sunday

August 11, 2019

4:30 pm | St. Paul Conservatory

Join us for a presentation on the festival and a reception following the 3:00 concert.

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