Tempesta di Mare | Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Players

Tempesta at the International Handel Festival Göttingen, 2009


Tempesta di Mare offers touring programs for chamber ensembles of 9, 6, 4–5 and 3 performers, and for full baroque orchestra.

Contact Dugan Morgridge, Programs and Booking Coordinator, to learn more about our orchestral and chamber touring programs.

2016-2017 Programs

Click here to download next season’s touring kit and list of orchestral and chamber programs


Holiday in Paris
Telemann’s musical vacation

4 or 5 musicians: recorder/flute, violin, cello, theorbo, harpsichord

  • Telemann: Concerto 1 in G Major, TWV 43:G1
  • Guignon: Sonata in C minor, Op. 1 No. 9
  • Forqueray: Suite No. 3 in D Major
  • Blavet: Sonata in E minor, Op. 3 No. 3
  • Telemann: Quatuor in A minor, TWV 43:a2
  • Guillemain: Quartet in B minor, Op. 12 No. 2

Virtuosity and daring originality that seemed fresh and right. An exceptional sense of chamber-music interplay.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 2009

Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players

Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players, 2011

Bach Trio Sonatas
the six organ sonatas re-imagined for chamber ensemble

6 musicians: recorder, two violins/viola, lute, cello, harpsichord

Experience music that is rich, deep, wicked, jaunty, impish, profound, hard-rocking and so much more, played by the group about which Time Out New York wrote: “…should make New Yorkers envy Philadelphia for its sparkling baroque ensemble, Tempesta di Mare.”

  • Sonata V, BWV 529 — alto recorder, violin, viola, continuo
  • Sonata IV, BWV 528 — lute, harpsichord
  • Sonata I, BWV 525 — alto recorder, violin, cello, harpsichord
  • Sonata III, BWV 527 — flauto traverso, viola da gamba, lute, harpsichord
  • Sonata II, BWV 526 — 2 violins, cello, lute
  • Sonata VI, BWV 530 — sixth flute, 2 violins, continuo

Bach Trio Sonatas at the 2011 Bach Festival of Philadelphia:
The concert provided another example of the scholarship, musical imagination, and performing skill that supports the best early music performances.” Broad Street Review, June, 2011

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Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players

Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players, 2011

A Tale of Two Italian Cities
chamber music from Venice and Naples

5 or 6 musicians: recorder/flute, violin, viola da gamba, lute, harpsichord

  • Vivaldi: Lute Concerto and La Pastorella
  • Castello: Sonata 15 in 4 parts
  • Scarlatti: Concerto in A minor
  • Falconieri: Folías para mi señora Doña Torolilla

Tempesta di Mare performed with precision and passion. A sheer joy to hear.”The Birmingham News, February 2010

The Grand Tour
trios, duos and solos by Bach, Handel, Couperin, Mancini and Weiss

3 musicians: recorder/flute, viola da gamba, lute

This varied trio program takes a whirlwind tour around baroque Europe’s musical hotspots,
including Naples, Paris, Dresden and London, with flashy recorder sonatas, one of Bach’s
famous lute suites and unaccompanied viola da gamba music by Abel.

  • Naples — Mancini: Sonata X — recorder, continuo
  • Leipzig — Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat, BWV 998 — lute
  • Paris — Couperin: 2nd Concert Royal — flute, continuo
  • Dresden — Weiss/Bach: Suite in A, BWV 1025 — voice flute, lute obbligato
  • London — Abel: Prelude, Minuet and Air in D — viola da gamba
  • Rome — Corelli: “Folia” Variations  — recorder, continuo

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, February, 2010


Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare

Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare, 2011

Brandenburg 4 and Friends
audience favorites plus the group’s signature “discovery” programming

18 musicians: 2 flutes/recorders, 2 oboes, bassoon, 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, bass, theorbo, harpsichord

  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto IV
  • Rebel: Characters of the Dance
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for the Dresden Orchestra
  • Fasch: Concerto for Orchestra
  • Zelenka: Overture to Molière’s The Hypochondriac
  • Weiss: Concerto for Lute, Flute, Violin, Viola da Gamba and Cello

Tempesta di Mare orchestra at the 2011 International Fasch Festival, Zerbst, Germany:
“Word among the audience was that, quite simply, this was the best Fasch they had ever heard in all the years of the Zerbst Festtage.”
prima la musica! April, 2011

Fasch: Concerto for Orchestra in G