Bohemian Baroque

& the Italian Connection

Cléa Galhano, recorder

Tulio Rondón, cello

Donald Livingston, harpsichord

Wednesday, Aug 7 | 8:00 pm
St. Paul Conservatory

For centuries music has traveled across borders, and visited many lands. Music of a specific time and place is often influenced by and infused with music from other places. This was true of Early Music, which often borrowed or adapted melodies and rhythms from other lands.

This program features early music repertory from a variety of countries to showcase the diversity and richness of 16th, 17th, and 18th music.

La Stravaganza                                                                         Francesco Magini (1668/70–1714)

Sonata 7                                                                                    Dario Castello (c.1602-31)

Sonata in D Minor from "Essercii musici" TWV 41:d4     Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

Sonata in G Minor (original e minor) BWV 1039             Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Cléa Galhano, recorder

Brazilian recorder player Cléa Galhano is an internationally renowned performer of early, contemporary and Brazilian music. Galhano has performed in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe as a chamber musician and soloist. Among several important Halls, Clea gave concerts at Wigmore Hall, London. Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York and Palazzo Santa Croce in Rome, always receiving acclaimed reviews. Ms. Galhano recently received the prestigious McKnight fellowship award, MSAB Cultural collaborative and MSAB Arts Initiative. She is the Music Director of the Recorder Orchestra of the Midwest, the Executive Artistic Director of the St. Paul Conservatory of Music, a faculty member at Macalester College, and recently appointed to the faculty of the Historical Performance Institute at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  Ms. Galhano has eight recordings available and she is the recipient of the National Arts Associate of Sigma Alpha Iota.

Tulio Rondón, cello / viola da gamba

Cellist Tulio Rondón, performs throughout the United States, Europe, and North and South America as a soloist and chamber musician. Known for his vivid depth, passionate performances and strong leadership, he started his professional life early, as principal cellist of the Aragua Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela, which he helped found at the age of fifteen. He was appointed adjunct professor of cello at the Simón Bolivar Conservatory (Maracay, Venezuela) at just seventeen, the youngest to teach there. Since then, Tulio Rondón's performance career has taken him all over the world, sharing the stage with internationally celebrated artists such as Gil Shaham, Paul Katz, James Tocco, the Hagen String Quartet, Pacifica String Quartet, and the Miro String Quartet. Rondón’s current performance activities include solo performances of Shostakovich cello concerto No. 1, Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations, Walton cello concerto, Schnittke cello concerto No. 1, and Lutovslawski cello concerto.

Donald Livingston, harpsichord

Donald Livingston is sought after for his performance on harpsichord, fortepiano, and organ, and collaborates with musicians from across the musical spectrum. Director of Ensemble Sprezzatura, he has been associate director of Consortium Carissimi and has performed with such ensembles as Bach Sinfonia (Washington DC), Musica Antigua (Panama City), La Donna Musicale (Boston), Lyra Baroque, the Bach Society of Minnesota, and Glorious Revolution Baroque, Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as with soloists and collaborators Cléa Galhano, Maria Jette, Fernando Bustos, Immanuel Davis, Jacques Ogg, Elisabeth Wright, Joel Frederiksen, Barthold Kuijken, and Dame Emma Kirkby. A finalist in the 2017 McKnight Fellowship, his current endeavors are focused on developing the Twin Cities Early Music Festival, which he founded in 2014. and is now organist at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, where his is also Lecturer of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Texas  at Austin Butler School of Music, and continuo harpsichordist with the Austin Baroque Orchestra.