March 7: Purcell, Charpentier & ¡zarzuela!
Purcell, Charpentier & ¡zarzuela!
Orchestral music for spoken-word plays from 17th-century Europe
Tempesta di Mare | Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra
with mezzo-soprano Maren Montalbano
‘ …played with such energy and color that the wit, emotion, and drolleries that define French art were brought to pulsing life’
– Philadelphia Inquirer
Artist Recital: Lisa Terry plays Marais
Lisa Terry plays Marin Marais
Tempesta’s principal cellist, Lisa Terry, turns to her greatest musical love, the viola da gamba, which the Wall Street
Journal says she plays with “intense musicality and beauty.” She performs a program of works by that instrument’s greatest composer, Marin Marais. Tempesta co-director Richard Stone accompanies on theorbo.
Artist recitals are curated and narrated by the musicians and followed by a reception.
New CD: Comédie & Tragédie, Vol I
Comédie & Tradédie, Vol. I
French orchestral music for the theater
Pre-release sale before the US release on February 24.
We are thrilled to introduce our latest CD on the Chandos label with orchestral suites from Lully’s Le Bourgois Gentilhomme, Marias’ Alcyone and Rebel’s astonishing ballet Les Elements.
French Spring: music from plays and coffee shops
A Parisian Spring in Philadelphia
What better way to fend off the winter blues but with a Spring of French music: from luscious viola da gamba sonatas by Marais, a homage to coffee, and Tempesta’s own orchestral rediscoveries and music from spoken word plays. Mini-series of all four concerts on sale now, or just select the concerts of your choice.
New CD: release date 2/24/15
Feb 7 & 8: Lisa Terry plays Marais
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