Virtual Events

A Spring Celebration
Spring 2021

Music City Baroque’s second virtual performance is a four-course program, including pieces from Italy and France, spanning the entirety of the Baroque era, with each course featuring three compositions.

 

Curated by violinist Maria Romero, this concert celebrates the arrival of Spring and all that it brings with it: life, the ability to enjoy intimate chamber collaborations, newly cultivated talents, and our commitment to historically underrepresented composers and performers.

It is also a remembrance and homage to those who have suffered this past year and those who are no longer with us.

This program will go on sale soon. Tickets are $15 per household and will allow you to view the performance on our website until Monday, July 5.

Having trouble buying tickets or viewing the video? Just let us know and we'll help you out!

Performers

Maria Romero, concertmaster
Laura Ross, violin
Annaliese Kower, violin
Idalynn Besser, gamba
Christopher Stenstrom, cello
Ben Sposet, bass
Polly Brecht, harpsichord
Jessica Dunnavant, flute
Jared Hauser, oboe

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Program

 

Part I
Marin Marais: Les voix humaines

Marco Uccellini: Sonata detta la Vittoria trionfante 

Marco Uccellini: Bergamesca

 

Part II
Vivaldi/Rousseau: Largo from "Spring"

Rebel: Les Éléments

IV. Ramage: L’Air
V.  Rossignols
VI. Rondeau: Air pour l’Amour

Couperin: Tombeau de M de Blancrocher

 

Part III
Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello: Adagio from Sonata for Oboe, Violin and Continuo

Pierre Danican Philidor: Air en Musette from Quatrième Suite

Baldassare Galuppi: Allegro from Trio Sonata for Flute, Oboe and Continuo

 

Part IV
Joseph Boulogne “Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges”: Sonata No 2 in G Minor for Harpsichord

Boulogne: Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Harpsichord

Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen: Trio Sonata in C Major

Duration: 1 hour

We would like to thank Westminster Presbyterian Church and Polly Brecht, for the use of the sanctuary for recording; Maria Romero, for curating this program; and Laura Ross and Mareike Sattler, for photography.

And special thanks to Marcus Wanner and Micayla Sutton for their patient and tireless audio and video production work..

Armchair Traveler
Winter 2021

We have all missed gathering together to make music, attending live concerts, and traveling to new and favorite destinations these past months.

 

In response we have imagined, through music, a journey to the capitals of 17th-century Europe. Our Armchair Traveler, after lamenting the current state of affairs, will set out on to explore Europe, with music written for royal courts, merchants, emperors, and the church.

Their journey ranges from Italy, to the French court, on to Austria and Germany, and ends in London with a stately English Pavan by Purcell. You will hear lively French dance by Rameau, a fantastical suite by Telemann, and elegant dances from Leipzig.

 

In curating this program, violist Idalynn Besser seeks to bring you music you may not be familiar with - much like traveling to a totally new country. 

We hope that you will join us for this and future musical journeys, virtual and otherwise.

This program will go on sale Sunday, January 24th. Tickets are $15 per household and will allow you to view the performance on our website until March 15.

This program has ended

Having trouble buying tickets or viewing the video? Just let us know and we'll help you out!

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Program

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata Lamentavole

for violin, 2 violas, and continuo

Antonio Bertali: Tausend Gulden sonata for 2 violins, 3 violas, and continuo

Jean-Phillipe Rameau: "Les Sauvages" from Les Indes Galantes for solo harpsichord

 

Jean-Pierre Guignon: Variations on “Les Sauvages”

 

George Philip Telemann: Gulliver Suite for 2 violins

 

Johann Hermann Schein: Banchetto Musichale, Suite Nr. 6 in a minor

Henry Purcell: Pavane and Chaconne in g minor for three violins and cello

Duration: 1 hour

Performers

Maria Romero, concertmaster; Laura Ross, violin; Annaliese Kowert, violin; Idalynn Besser, viola; Sarah Cote, viola; Bergen Christensen, viola; Christopher Stenstrom, cello; Glen Wanner, bass; Polly Brecht, harpsichord

We are deeply grateful to Windell Little and First United Methodist Church of Lebanon for
the opportunity to record in their sanctuary. Special thanks also to Marcus Wanner, our sound and video wizard.