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BAROQUE BONANZA III

Although Ensemble Gaudior will not be participating in Baroque Bonanza this year, we’d like to let you know what our colleagues are planning for the third edition of this biannual event featuring Washington-area early-music ensembles and soloists.

This time there will be four concerts spread over two weekends. As in 2016, they will all take place at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 301 A Street SE, Washington, D.C. (on Capitol Hill, behind the Library of Congress), starting at 8:00 pm. Admission to each concert is $30, or $25 for students and seniors, payable at the door (cash or checks only, no advance ticket sales).

Saturday, June 9: The Friends of Fasch (Thomas MacCracken, director)
Music by Bach, Fasch, Handel, Hasse, and Telemann
(To see the full program, click here.)

Rachel Siegel, recorder
Rodrigo Tarraza, flute
Sarah Weiner, oboe and recorder
Elise Bonhivert, chalumeau
Christopher McFarlane, bassoon
Amy Domingues, cello
Thomas MacCracken, harpsichord and flute

Sunday, June 10: Modern Musick (Risa Browder and John Moran, directors)
All-Vivaldi program, featuring a concerto for two cellos and another for viola d’amore and lute
(To see the full program, click here.)

Risa Browder, violin and viola d’amore
Leslie Nero, Marlisa Woods, and Caroline Levy, violin
Stephanie Zimmerman, viola
John Moran and Stephen Moran, violoncello
Jessica Powell Eig, double bass
William Simms, lute and theorbo
Patrick Merrill, harpsichord

Saturday, June 16: ArcoVoce Chamber Ensemble
A Baroque Banquet: Sonatas by Corelli, Uccellini, and Veracini,
plus Vivaldi’s setting of Psalm 113 for soprano and strings
(To see the full program, click here.)

Elizabeth Field and Nina Falk, violins
Leslie Nero, viola; Jodi Beder, cello
Steven Silverman, harpsichord
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano

Sunday, June 17: Paula Maust, harpsichord
Music by Bach, Buxtehude, Couperin, and Scarlatti

(To see the full program, click here.)


About Ensemble Gaudior

Ensemble Gaudior is dedicated to performing masterpieces of chamber music from the Baroque and Classical eras, using instruments from those periods or careful modern copies. By presenting this repertoire to modern concert audiences, we hope to contribute to the process of moving our world toward greater harmony. (The name Gaudior is borrowed from the musical unicorn in Madeleine L'Engle's book A Swiftly Tilting Planet, who time-travels through the universe joyfully harmonizing with the music of the stars and planets.) Founded in 2000 and based in the Washington D.C. area, the group is built around a core instrumentation of violin and basso continuo, but frequently collaborates with guest artists in order to allow a greater variety of repertoire.