Trio Sonnerie featured at Houston Early Music March performance

Download Press Release (Word document) HEMtriosonn.012411.FINAL HOUSTON EARLY MUSIC P. O. Box 271193 Houston, TX 77277-1193 www.HoustonEarlyMusic.org Media contact: Susan Love Fitts, 936-597-8825 susan@susanlovefitts.com Trio Sonnerie featured at Houston Early Music March performance HOUSTON, TX – February 2, 2011 – Trio Sonnerie will be featured at the next Houston Early Music concert on Monday, March 28, 2011. Entitled The Harmony of Nations, the performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030. Continue reading

Program: TRIO SONNERIE

Mon., Mar. 28, 2011 TRIO SONNERIE, Monica Huggett, Dir. The Harmony of Nations 7:30PM, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church 6221 Main Street (77030) See all information about this concert BUY TICKETS HARMONY OF NATIONS Trio Sonnerie Monica Huggett, baroque violin Emilia Benjamin, viola da gamba James johnstone, harpsichord

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TRIO SONNERIE, Monica Huggett, Dir.

Mon., Mar. 28, 2011 TRIO SONNERIE, Monica Huggett, Dir. The Harmony of Nations 7:30PM, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church 6221 Main Street (77030)
Trio Sonnerie, Monica Huggett’s longest running and smallest group, comes from the UK to present the choicest pick of Europe’s chamber music from the Baroque period. Biber’s astonishing “Mystery Sonatas” for virtuoso violin contrast with exquisitely refined French music for viola da gamba and sprightly tunes from Jacobean England. Of course, the Harmony of Nations wouldn’t be complete without JS Bach, here represented by a magnificent sonata for violin and harpsichord. Continue reading

Concert: MADCAP, RED PRIEST AND ANGEL

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Houston Early Music

presenting the world’s finest period ensembles and soloists … bringing to life music from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Baroque and Classical periods. Experience with us early music played on original instruments, by musicians reviving performances of the past.

JOHN HOLLOWAY, VIOLIN JAAP TER LINDEN, CELLO LARS ULRIK MORTENSEN, HARPSICHORD

MADCAP, RED PRIEST AND ANGEL

8:00 pm, Fri., Apr. 11, 2008 St. Philip Presbyterian Church 4807 San Felipe
Pre-concert Lecture at 7:00 pm
Program Notes and other information Baroque violinist John Holloway, cellist Jaap ter Linden and harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen, three of the greatest names on the international early music scene, will return to Houston for a performance sponsored by Houston Early Music on April 11. The trio will perform a French/Italian-themed program titled Madcap, Red Priest and Angel which features violin sonatas by Corelli, Veracini (Madcap) and Leclair (said to have played like an angel), a Vivaldi (Red Priest) cello sonata and a Couperin harpsichord sonata. The performance will be at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Filipe. John Holloway is one of the pioneers of the early music movement. His extensive work as leader of the London Classical Players and his years with noted early music ensembles (including the Academy of Ancient Music, Les Arts Florissants, and the Freiburger Barockorchester) established him as a major voice in authentic performance. Holloway is currently Professor of Violin (modern and baroque) and Chamber Music at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden. As one of the first early music specialists, Jaap ter Linden witnessed the beginnings of many of the oldest and finest baroque ensembles; he co-founded of Musica da Camera and served as principal cellist of Musica Antiqua Köln, The English Concert and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. He is highly sought as a soloist and conductor for both modern and period-instrument ensembles around the world. Noted Danish harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen has a career as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North and South America and Japan. He appears regularly with soprano Emma Kirkby. His recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations won him a Diapason d’Or. He is the artistic director of Concerto Copenhagen, and appears regularly directing opera at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. At 7:00PM, Dr. Gregory Barnett, assistant professor of musicology at Shepherd School of Music, Rice University will give a lecture on the evening’s program. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, $10 for students, under 15 free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 713-432-1744.
Houston Early Music is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Notes: Madcap, Redpriest and Angel

Tonight’s concert is dominated by four violinist-composers who between them provide the title of the program. “Madcap” was Veracini, as described by Charles Burney; the “Red Priest” was of course, Vivaldi; and Corelli and Leclair share the role of “Angel”, Corelli because of his name, and his famously amiable disposition, Leclair because he was said to have played like an angel. Continue reading

Concert: MADCAP, RED PRIEST AND ANGEL

JOHN HOLLOWAY, VIOLIN JAAP TER LINDEN, CELLO LARS ULRIK MORTENSEN, HARPSICHORD

MADCAP, RED PRIEST AND ANGEL

8:00 pm, Fri., Apr. 11, 2008 St. Philip Presbyterian Church 4807 San Felipe
Pre-concert Lecture at 7:00 pm
Baroque violinist John Holloway, cellist Jaap ter Linden and harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen, three of the greatest names on the international early music scene, will return to Houston for a performance sponsored by Houston Early Music on April 11.  The trio will perform a French/Italian-themed program titled Madcap, Red Priest and Angel which features violin sonatas by Corelli, Veracini (Madcap) and Leclair (said to have played like an angel), a Vivaldi (Red Priest) cello sonata and a Couperin harpsichord sonata.  The performance will be at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Filipe. John Holloway is one of the pioneers of the early music movement. His extensive work as leader of the London Classical Players and his years with noted early music ensembles (including the Academy of Ancient Music, Les Arts Florissants, and the Freiburger Barockorchester) established him as a major voice in authentic performance.  Holloway is currently Professor of Violin (modern and baroque) and Chamber Music at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden. As one of the first early music specialists, Jaap ter Linden witnessed the beginnings of many of the oldest and finest baroque ensembles; he co-founded of Musica da Camera and served as principal cellist of Musica Antiqua Köln, The English Concert and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.  He is highly sought as a soloist and conductor for both modern and period-instrument ensembles around the world. Noted Danish harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen has a career as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North and South America and Japan. He appears regularly with soprano Emma Kirkby.  His recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations won him a Diapason d’Or. He is the artistic director of Concerto Copenhagen, and appears regularly directing opera at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. At 7:00PM, Dr. Gregory Barnett, assistant professor of musicology at Shepherd School of Music, Rice University will give a lecture on the evening’s program. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, $10 for students, under 15 free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 713-432-1744.  Houston Early Music is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Violinist Zachary Carrettin

Houston Early Music wishes to call your attention to an upcoming musical event in the Houston community: 
I am Zachary Carrettin, violinist; I have performed for Houston Early Music in the past as a member of El Mundo. Attached to this email you’ll find information for my upcoming solo Bach recital, “a Sonata, Partita and a Suite”, to be performed at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Rice Village. Between now and April I will be presenting all the unaccompanied works of J.S. Bach for ‘cello and violin in four concerts.
First performance: Saturday, December 15th, 8 pm.  For more information see this –> Zachary Carrettin postcard Artist’s website –> http://www.electricvivaldi.com/

Violin question

I have a violin labeled by Johann Christian Fiker mid 1700’s made in Neukirchen.  If by chance you have any information on this man or his violi it would be very helpful. Thank you for your time and trouble. Donald Standhardt hem-temp-1120@houstonearlymusic.org