TEMPESTA DI MARE—ARTIST RECITAL
Gwyn Roberts, recorder
Hailed by Fanfare Magazine as “a world-class virtuoso,” Tempesta di Mare’s co-founder and director Gwyn Roberts plays five of Neapolitan composer Francesco Mancini’s rarely-performed recorder sonatas, accompanied by her Tempesa colleagues Richard Stone, lute, and Adam Pearl, harpsichord.
“So much of the sheer joy of Tempesta di Mare is listening to Roberts’ beautiful, rich tone and brilliant passage work, and the manner in which those and every other weapon in her arsenal are put in musical service.” — The Birmingham News
One of the founders and directors of Tempesta di Mare, flutist and recorder player Gwyn Roberts has been a soloist with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Philomel Baroque Orchestra, Piffaro, Recitar Cantando of Tokyo, and at the Prague Spring Festival of New York. American Record Guide called her “a world-class virtuoso”, and a critic from Los Angeles remarked, “she is special, her playing full of accent, humor, and the sort of expression I wish I heard more from singers.” Gwyn Roberts is Director of Early Music at the University of Pennsylvania and is on faculty at Peabody Conservatory.
Our new Artist Recital series features one of our principal musicians at two of the world’s great private art collections: the new Barnes on the Parkway and Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill. Concert tickets include admission to the permanent collection following the conclusion of the performance.
Francesco Mancini: 5 sonatas for recorder and continuo from XII Solos (London, 1724)
- Sonata 6 in B flat
- Sonata 4 in A minor
- Sonata 10 in B minor
- Sonata 12 in G
- Sonata 11 in G minor