Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Explore baroque music with The Hudson River Consort, Saturday, April 23, 5pm

Please join us for another outstanding performance by The Hudson River Consort, played on instruments typical of the baroque period: cello, recorder, and harpsichord. The Consort's last appearance at Beattie was sold out, so we encourage you to reserve now at rhoveninc@gmail.com.
Tickets $15



Program

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata in C major for recorder and basso continuo
Larghetto
Allegro
Larghetto
A tempo di gavotti
Allegro

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755)
Sonata 2a in G major for cello and continuo
Largo
Allemande/Allegro
Largo
Giga

Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (ca.1656-1746)
Suite Uranie from Musikalischer Parnassus for solo harpsichord in d minor
Toccata
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gavotte
Gigue
Rigaudon
Passacaglia

Intermission

Jakob van Eyck (1590-1657)
Amarilli mia bella in d minor for solo recorder

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sarabande from Suite in D major for unaccompanied cello

Giovanni Battista Fontana (ca.1580-1630)
Sonata seconda in C major for recorder and basso continuo

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
La Folia in g minor for recorder and basso continuo


About the Artists

Christine Gummere has been playing baroque and classical cello in New York City since 1985, when she was invited by harpsichordist James Richman to be principal cellist for Concert Royal. During her tenure with the group she had the great good fortune to work closely with Mr. Richman, baroque dancer Catherine Turocy and her group, the New York Baroque Dance Company, all of whom deeply influenced her understanding of baroque and classical style. She has also performed with The American Classical Orchestra, The New York Collegium, and Early Music New York, often as principal cellist. Other groups she has enjoyed performing with on modern cello include Concordia, a chamber symphony led by Marin Alsop; String Fever, a string swing band, also led by Ms. Alsop; and the Riverside Symphony, an orchestra specializing in 20th century music, where she was principal cellist for 19 years. Ms. Gummere taught cello as an adjunct at Columbia University from 1988 to 2001. In 2007, after 30 years of freelancing in New York's modern and early music community, Ms. Gummere, with Gene Murrow, co-founded Sinfonia New York, a period instrument ensemble.

Nina Stern has carved a unique and astonishingly diverse career for herself as a world-class recorder player and classical clarinetist. She performs widely as a soloist and as a principal player with the finest orchestras including The New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, Opera Lafayette, New York City Opera, and American Classical Orchestra. She has recorded for Erato, Harmonia Mundi, Sony Classics, Newport Classics, Wildboar, Telarc, MSR, and Smithsonian labels. Her latest projects include performances of traditional music of Eastern Europe, Armenia, and the Middle East as a soloist and with her ensembles Rose of the Compass and East of the River (Daphna Mor, co-director.) Ms. Stern was appointed to the faculty of Juilliard’s Historical Performance program in 2012 and has served on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music, the Civica Scuola di Musica (Milan), and Oberlin Conservatory. The founder and Artistic Director of S'Cool Sounds, an award winning music education project in New York City public school classrooms, she has traveled throughout the U.S., in Europe, and in East Africa to introduce her innovative instrumental program to school children and their teachers. (www.ninastern.com)

Dongsok Shin was born in Boston, learned piano from his mother, Chonghyo Shin, and studied with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music. He converted exclusively to harpsichord, fortepiano, and organ over 35 years ago. He has been a member of the internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble REBEL since 1997. He has appeared with ARTEK, Bach Sinfonia, Concert Royal, Dryden Ensemble, Early Music New York, Pro Musica Rara, and the American Classical Orchestra, among others. He has accompanied Renée Fleming, Rufus Müller, and Barthold Kuijken in recital. He has received international recognition as music director of baroque opera productions with the Mannes Camerata, toured throughout the Americas and Europe, and has been heard on numerous radio broadcasts. Mr. Shin is well known as a performer, recording engineer, producer, and editor of early music recordings for Acis Productions, ATMA Classique, Bridge, Dorian Sono Luminus, Ex Cathedra, Helicon, Hollywood Records, Lyrichord, Naxos, and Newport Classic. He tunes and maintains early keyboard instruments in the New York area, including for the Metropolitan Opera, the Metropolitan Museum and is featured in YouTube videos demonstrating the Met Museum’s earliest known Cristofori fortepiano.