Tempesta di Mare | Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Players

2016-2017 Programs & Dates

April 2017

Artist Recital Series

curated and narrated by the artists in intimate settings

Jacob Perry, tenor, with Richard Stone and William Simms, theorbos & guitars

marking Monteverdi’s 450th birthday in song

For a special treat, join the artists post-performance on April 23 for a special three-course dinner at award-winning restaurant Le Chéri, right downstairs. SOLD OUT

Saturday, April 22, 5:00
Chapel, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue

Sunday, April 23, 3:00: SOLD OUT.
Please call us at 215-755-8776 to be added to a waiting list.
Art Alliance
251 South 18th Street

May 2017

Summer: A Bohemian Rhapsody

Chamber Players

We complete our tour of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Bohemian
court of count Václav z Morzinu, to whom Vivaldi dedicated
his landmark composition. Alongside the shimmering
heat, boreal winds and lightning storms he depicts in Summer,
we perform music by Czechs Samuel Capricornus, Philipp Jakob Rittler,
Jan Dismas Zelenka, and Václav Antonín Stamitz.

Saturday, May 20, 8:00
American Philosophical Society
427 Chestnut Street

Sunday, May 21, 4:00
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue

Past Performances

Fall: A Chill in the Air

Orchestra with Soprano Marguerite Krull

We opened our 15th season with the rustic Autumn from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Pascal Collasse’s courtly Ballet des saisons, plus a rustling concerto for two flutes by Evaristo Felice dall’Abaco and Louis-Nicolas Clérambault’s chilling revenge cantata Medée, sung by Marguerite Krull.

Saturday, October 22, 8:00
American Philosophical Society
427 Chestnut Street

Sunday, October 23, 4:00
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue

Friday, October 21, 7:30
St. James Episcopal

Lancaster, PA.
Early Music at St. James

 


 

Artist Recital Series

curated and narrated by the artists in intimate settings

Richard Stone, lute

music by Gallot, Weiss, Hagen and Bach

Saturday, November 5, 5:00
Chapel, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

Sunday, November 6, 3:00
Powel House

 


 

Winter: A Cozy Noel

Chamber Players

Tempesta di Mare’s expert Chamber Players consider the sounds of Winter in depictions from 17th-century London (Christopher Simpson) and 18th-century Versailles (Giovanni Antonio Guido) and Venice (Antonio Vivaldi). Johann Gottlieb Janitsch’s quartet “con Stilo di Recitativo” (a reprise performance of Tempesta’s modern premiere of this piece in 2008), Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, and festive Noels by Michel Corrette will get you into the mood for that eggnog.

The Four Seasons received a superb reading: phrases were lyrically shaped, dynamics stunningly terraced, and Ngai proffered dazzling pyrotechnical solo playing.

– Chestnut Hill Local after Tempesta’s performance of Autumn

Gwyn Roberts and Héloïse Degrugillier, flute and recorder
Emlyn Ngai, Edmond Chan and Mandy Wolman, violins • Daniela Giulia Pierson, viola
Lisa Terry, cello and viola da gamba • Heather Miller Lardin, bass and viola da gamba
Richard Stone, theorbo • Adam Pearl, harpsichord

Friday, December 9, 8:00
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue

Saturday, December 10, 8:00
Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch Street

Sunday, December 11, 4:00
National Gallery of Art

Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Art Concert Series


Artist Recital Series

curated and narrated by the artists in intimate settings

Gwyn Roberts, flute, Emlyn Ngai, violin & Lisa Terry, viola da gamba

unaccompanied solo fantasias by Georg Philipp Telemann, for his 250th anniversary

Friday, January 13, 7:00
Old Pine Street Church
412 Pine Street

Saturday, February 4, 5:00
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue


Sara and Her Sisters

Chamber Players

The extraordinary story in music from the collection of three Jewish tastemakers from 18th-century Berlin—Sara, Bella and Fanny Itzig—who formed a human link from the Bach family to a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn and the modern baroque music revival.

Writer and art historian Anne Schuster Hunter will give a pre-performance talk, entitled Bright Moment: Sara Levy, Her Sisters, and the Berlin Salons, one hour prior to each performance.

 

Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata in No. 2 in D minor, BWV 526
Wilhelm Friedeman Bach: Trio Sonata in B-Flat, FK 50
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Rondo in D minor, Wq.61/4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Entführung aus dem Serail
(arranged for chamber ensemble by Mozart contemporary Johann Went)
Johann Joachim Quantz: Quartet in E minor, QV 4:9
Johann Gottlieb Janitsch: Quartet in G minor, “O Haupt”

Gwyn Roberts, flute • Emlyn Ngai, violin • Karina Schmitz, violin & viola
Daniela Giulia Pierson, viola • Lisa Terry, cello • Richard Stone, lute • Adam Pearl, harpsichord

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.

Saturday, January 21, 8:00
pre-concert talk at 7:00
Nat. Museum of American Jewish History
101 S. Independence Mall East

Sunday, January 22, 4:00
pre-concert talk at 3:00
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue


Spring: Revival and Rediscovery

The Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary Bash

The Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra marks its fifteenth anniversary season with a feast of rediscoveries and top favorites by Janitsch, Kusser, Fasch and Rameau, and for dessert, the iconic concerto of the baroque era—Spring from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons—plus cake by Garces in the First Tier Lounge. Celebrate with us!

You know Vivaldi’s Spring from The Four Seasons. Everybody knows Spring from The Four Seasons. Even if they don’t think they know Spring, they do.—from Eternal Spring – a feature by Anne Schuster Hunter

Vivaldi: Spring from The Four Seasons (a classic, new for us!)
Rameau: Suite from Pygmalion (a favorite from the 2013 season)
Kusser: Ouverture in F from Apollon enjoué (hear the US premiere!)
Janitsch: Ouverture grosso in G for double orchestra (world premiere 2011)
Fasch: Concerto for orchestra in D (hear the US premiere!)

Saturday, March 11, 8:00
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Perelman Theater
300 S Broad Street
Nancy & Dick Eales Series


ON TOUR

Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players

A Tale of Two Italian Cities

music by Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Mancini and others

Friday, March 31, 8:00
Crowell Concert Hall Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
Wesleyan University Concert Series