Chatham Baroque, Inc.

Renaissance & Baroque Concert Series

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The Rose Ensemble

Land of the Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, 8:00 PM, Synod Hall, Oakland

The Rose Ensemble’s “Land of Three Faiths” program explores with audiences the rich musical, cultural, and linguistic exchanges and collaborations that took place among people of different faith traditions in medieval Spain. The result of years of intensive research and training, “Land of Three Faiths” is at once sacred, secular, folk, and classical. Featuring instruments and musical ideas that blur the lines between Arabic and European, this entertaining and enlightening program achieves a perfect balance of edgy improvisation, diverse vocal styles, and ancient traditions.

This engagement of The Rose Ensemble is made possible in part through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Outreach: Program for CAPA students; community choir building workshop/performance

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Jaap ter Linden & David Breitman

Beethoven: The Music for Piano & Cello

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 8:00 PM, Synod Hall, Oakland

An all-Beethoven program featuring fortepiano and cello. Jaap ter Linden, although famous as a baroque cellist, has always been a fervent Beethovenian. The concert will include two contrasting cello sonatas, a charming set of variations, and the late Bagatelles op. 126 for solo fortepiano.

Outreach: Fortepiano masterclass for young pianists

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Centuries Collide

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, 8:00 PM, Synod Hall, Oakland

GRAMMY-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane founded Ayreheart in 2010 out of the desire to write new music for the lute—the most popular instrument of the Renaissance— and make it accessible to a wider audience. Joined by versatile musicians Willard Morris and Mattias Rucht, the original music of Ayreheart reflects elements of Celtic, Folk, Bluegrass, and Renaissance music.

Outreach: Ayreheart will be special guests at Chatham Baroque’s Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions for pre-schoolers and their grownups.

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From Venice to Vienna, March 23, 2018

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019, 8:00 PM,
Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside

Hailed by Early Music America as “groundbreaking, gutsy and fresh,” ACRONYM explores the cross-fertilization of 17th- century musical styles between the masters of Venice and Vienna, and the subsequent transmission of these ideas by German and Austrian composers throughout Europe. This program with 11 superb players includes favorites from ACRONYM’s first five recordings: works by Pruili, Valentini, Bertali, Capricornus, Pezel, and Rosenmuller. A not-to-be- missed first appearance on the R&B series.

Outreach: TBD

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Stile Moderno: New music from 17th-century Italy

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019, 8:00 PM,
Synod Hall, Oakland

Quicksilver’s Stile Moderno examines modern music as it was invented by virtuoso instrumental composers in 17th-century Italy. It is also an exploration of their new invention, the sonata: a pure instrumental work, with no agenda but the imagination of the composer. Led by co- directors and violin virtuosi Julie Andrijeski and Robert Mealy, this program of “new music” is virtuosic, experimental, unexpected, and deeply moving. Music by Castello, Fontana, Merula, Marini and more.

Violinist Julie Andrijeski will give a pre-concert talk at 7:00 PM at which she will discuss Stile Moderno vs. Stile Antico, typical instrument combinations, and Quicksilver’s approach to playing this music.
Note: Lutenist John Lenti will be in place of Charles Weaver