Tempesta di Mare | Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Players

2014-2015 Programs & Dates

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Artist Recital: Julianne Baird sings Shakespeare

with Richard Stone, renaissance lute

Hailed as “one of the most extraordinary voices in the
service of early music,” soprano Julianne Baird sings songs
from Shakespeare plays with Elizabethan music by Thomas
Morley, Robert Johnson and more. Tempesta co-director
Richard Stone accompanies on renaissance lute.

Presented in intimate, informal settings, Tempesta di Mare’s Artist Recitals are curated and narrated by the performer. Each concert is followed by an artist reception. Performances at Woodmere Art Museum include admission to the galleries.

Saturday, September 20 2014, 5:00
Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill

Sunday, October 12 2014, 4:00
Physick House, Old City

Tempesta sings Bach & Praetorius

cantatas by Bach, Praetorius & Rosenmüller
with vocal quartet Laura Heimes, Drew Minter, Aaron Sheehan and David Newman

This program marks life’s milestones with J.S. Bach’s joyous birthday serenata Durchlauchtigster Leopold!, the US premiere of Johann Rosenmüller’s festive wedding cantata, Es muß dir, wertes Paar, and Bach’s unswerving embrace of earthly life’s end, Komm, du süße Todesstunde, all bookended by vocal concertos for the new year—and the inexorability of time—by Michael Praetorius: Nun helft mir Gottes Gütes preisen and Das alte Jahr ist nun vergahn. Performances will take place at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill and at the American Philosophical Society in Center City.

Saturday, October 25, 8:00
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

8855 Germantown Avenue

Sunday, October 26, 4:00
American Philosophical Society

427 Chestnut Street

Tempesta plays 2 Bachs & Telemann

orchestral music by the father, the son, and the godfather

Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann—father, son and godfather—shared in lifelong personal and musical exchanges. The program showcases the musical relationships that reflect the father’s high baroque—albeit iconoclastic—traditionalism, the son’s embrace of modernity and the nascent classical style, and the godfather who kept pace with it all. Works include J.S. Bach’s Triple Concerto in A minor, CPE Bach’s Symphony in C, Telemann’s high baroque Flute Concerto in G, and his classical Divertimento for Strings in B‑flat.

Friday, December 5, 8:00
American Philosophical Society
427 Chestnut Street

Saturday, December 6, 8:00
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

8855 Germantown Avenue

Handel’s Messiah

Special performance in collaboration with The Brandywine Singers
with soloists Julianne Baird, Emily Bullock, Stephen Ng and Randall Scarlata

Saturday, December 20, 7:30
St Paul’s Church, Chestnut Hill

Sunday, December 21, 2:00
United Methodist Church, West Chester

Artist Recital: Lisa Terry plays viola da gamba

with Richard Stone, theorbo

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.

Saturday, February 7, 5:00
St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill
22 East Chestnut Hill Avenue

Sunday, February 8, 4:00
Powel House, Old City
244 South 3rd Street


Purcell, Charpentier & ¡zarzuela!

orchestral music for comedies from 17th-century Europe
with Maren Montalbano, mezzo soprano

Nancy and Dick Eales Series at the Kimmel Center

Part of Tempesta di Mare’s two-season exploration of rarely-performed French orchestral music written for the theater, we will showcase music written for the first runs of comedies from England, France, Spain and Italy, with suites from Congreve’s The Double Dealer by Henry Purcell, and Moliére’s Le Malade imaginaire (The Hypochondriac) by Marc-Antoine Charpentier; songs from Llamosas’ zarzuela Destinos vencen finezas (Fate trumps all plans), by Juan Francisco de Navas in their modern, new-world premiere, plus orchestral concerti by Alessandro Scarlatti, Arcangelo Corelli and William Babell.

Saturday, March 7, 8:00
Kimmel Center
— Perelman Theater

Supported in part by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, The Presser Foundation, and the William Penn Foundation. Media coverage provided by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.


Artist Recital: Salon-music for violin and romantic guitar

Sonatas, Serenades and Nocturnes by Paganini, Matiegka, Carulli and Guiliani

Tempesta’s principal second violin, Karina Schmitz, aims her
prodigious musicianship and deep knowledge of period
performance to an exploration of the rich culture of performances that took place all over Europe in fine private soirees and salons in this exquisite evening of song, dance-tunes and virtuosic flare. Duo partner and husband Simon Martyn-Ellis accompanies on 19th-century guitar.

Presented in intimate, informal settings, Tempesta di Mare’s Artist Recitals are curated and narrated by the performer. Each concert is followed by an artist reception. Performances at Woodmere Art Museum include admission to the galleries.

Saturday, March 14, 5:00
Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill
9201 Germantown Avenue

Sunday, March 15, 4:00
Powel House, Old City
244 South 3rd Street


Café & Catastrophe

chamber cantatas with soprano Rosa Lamoreaux

Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, praised by The Washington Post for her “gorgeous sound and stylistic acuity,” joins the Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players for French art song on the pleasures of coffee, the perils of jealousy, and the sweet pangs of love, singing Nicholas Bernier’s bright-eyed Le Café, Thomas-Louis Bourgeois’s tragic Phèdre et Hippolyte, and touching love songs by François Couperin. Jean-Féry Rebel’s dance-inspired sonata La Terpsicore and Jacques Morel’s Chaconne en trio round out the program. Coffee will be served!

Saturday, April 25, 8:00
Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch Street

Sunday, April 26, 4:00
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

8855 Germantown Avenue

June 2015

Comédie & Tragédie

grand orchestral suites for the theater
by Rameau and Leclair

Nancy and Dick Eales Orchestral Series

Tempesta performs two of its orchestral rediscoveries from the French high baroque: Jean-Philippe Rameau’s
Les Fêtes de Polymnie, which the Inquirer called “a score so inventive, colorful, and overstuffed as to be delightfully
subversive,“ and Jean-Marie Leclair’s Scylla et Glaucus, a “major revelation,” according to the Inquirer, bringing Tempesta di Mare’s two-season focus on French baroque theater music full circle and to a fitting close.

Saturday, June 6, 8:00
Gould Hall — Curtis Institute of Music
1616 Locust Street

Sunday, June 7, 7:00 added performance
Gould Hall — Curtis Institute of Music
1616 Locust Street

Major Supported for this project provided by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, with additional support from The Presser Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the William Penn Foundation.