Ithaca concerts 2016-2017
First Unitarian Society, 306 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca
Concerts at 7:30pm; pre-concert talks at 6:45pm
September 24, 2016
Barbara Strozzi was the most prolific composer in mid-17th century Venice; we showcase her unique passionate voice along with music of her male contemporaries. Sacred, secular, vocal and instrumental music by Strozzi, Cavalli, Castello, and others.
Laura Heimes, soprano; Luthien Brackett, alto; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; Andrew Padgett, bass: Boel Gidholm, Mary Riccardi, violins; David Morris, gamba/lirone; Dan Swenberg, Deborah Fox, theorbos
October 29, 2016
String music of the 17th century in the Fantastic Style, by Rosenmüller, Schmelzer, Buxtehude, and others, including newly rediscovered works from manuscripts edited by Julie Andrijeski.
Julie Andrijeski, Boel Gidholm, violins; Beiliang Zhu, gamba;
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord; Deborah Fox, theorbo
The Secret of the Muses
Feb. 25, 2017
Our regional world-famous lutenist plays 17th century lute music from England, Italy and France, inspired by Lord Herbert of Cherbury’s Lutebook.
Paul O’Dette, lute
The Sweetest Sounds
March 25, 2017
Ravishingly beautiful cantatas, arias, and instrumental music of Bach, Handel, Arne, Telemann
Laura Heimes, soprano; Steven Zohn, flute;
Marika Holmqvist, Boel Gidholm, violins; David Morris, cello; Deborah Fox, theorbo; Michael Beattie, harpsichord
Just the Two of Us
April 29, 2017
Two longtime friends team up for a recital of music for gamba and theorbo by Marais, deViseé, and others, including recently found fantasias for solo gamba by Telemann.
Lisa Terry, viola da gamba; Deborah Fox, theorbo