- New: Messiah CD
2-CD live-in-concert recording
Just in time for the holidays:
Tempesta di Mare & Choral Arts Philadelphia perform Handel's Messiah, with Ah Young Hong, soprano, Jennifer Lane, alto, Aaron Sheehan, tenor and William Sharp, bass, a two-disc set of our complete concert performance from March 2013 at Irvine Auditorium. A perfect gift.
- Jan 25 & 26: A Secret Flame
A Secret Flame
Tempesta di Mare welcomes back Aaron Sheehan, “the indispensible early music tenor” (American Record Guide), for art songs and chamber music from the time of Louis XIV, with music by Lully, Charpentier and Lambert, including scenes from Actéon and Le Mariage forcé.
- On Tour: Washington DC
Tempesta Performs in DC with the Folger Consort
January 10 & 11, 2014. National Cathedral, Washington D.C.
Brave New World: A program exploring and celebrating the musical interpretations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest: Matthew Locke's 1674 incidental music for orchestra and voices, and the beguiling contemporary piece for soprano, baritone and early instruments by American composer James Primosch.
For information and tickets, click here to visit the Folger Shakespeare Library Consort page.
- Play with Tempesta
Music Workshop with Tempesta
Martin Luther King holiday weekend, January 17–20
Are you a singer or instrumentalist who’d love to learn and make music alongside Tempesta di Mare performers and other fabulous musicians? Then sign up for the 2014 Amherst Early Music Winter Weekend Workshop, January 17-20 (Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend), held at Rutgers University, Camden. Registration and more information at the Amherst Early Music website.
- Project for voices and lutes: led by Julianne Baird (voices) and Richard Stone (lutes)
- Orchestra project: led by Gwyn Roberts (winds), Emlyn Ngai (upper strings), Lisa Terry (lower strings) and Adam Pearl (keyboards)
- Faculty concert: Jan 19, 8:00. Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
- Student concert Jan 20, 12:30
- Project: “Comédie et Tragédie”
Special Project: Comédie et Tragédie
two seasons of concerts and recordings with a French accent
Break out the berets, croissants and Armagnac!
Thanks to a major grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Tempesta’s next two seasons will bring you rarely-heard gems that celebrate the distinctive and hugely influential French baroque style, performed live on our Philadephia Concert Series and recorded for release on Chandos in 2015 and 2016.
Support this major project and our other programs, with a gift to our annual fund today.
Thank you so much!
NEW: Handel Messiah CD
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