THE ACCLAIMED BAROQUE ENSEMBLE, MAKES
ZANKEL HALL DEBUT WITH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHRISTINA PLUHAR AND
COUNTERTENOR PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29Teatro D’Amore Features Music from Italy and Spain Inflected with
Improvisation;Early Music Meets Jazz in an Inspired “Baroque Jam Session”
On Friday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents Christina
Pluhar and her acclaimed baroque ensemble, L’Arpeggiata, in their
Zankel Hall debut. The ensemble will collaborate with countertenor Philippe
Jaroussky to offer a program entitled Teatro d’amore after their
2009 album of the same name (EMI Classics) featuring the music of Monteverdi
and other baroque composers performed with the spirited inspiration of folk and
jazz styles, in what has been called a “baroque jam session.” At its roots,
L'Arpeggiata is devoted to instrumental improvisation, a different approach to
singing influenced by traditional folk music, and the creation and staging of
attractive live shows.
According to BBC Radio 3, the recording of Teatro d’amore features
“unusually gifted musicians who work in that grey area where art music meets
folk, and here they're exploring the simple repeated bass lines and harmonies
that have formed the basis for all kinds of music, in every continent, from the
earliest dance music, through folk, classical, romantic and contemporary art
music, jazz, and of course pop and rock.”
Artistic Director Christina Pluhar describes L’Arpeggiata as "an
international cocktail of musicians with lots of character…There are so many
different ways of using the human voice and I think there is so much
experimentation one can do, even in early music. When I’m accompanying vocal
music, I try to go as far as I can in terms of improvisation, searching for
colors which reflect the voice of the chosen singer and which determine and
support feelings. Emotions are very close to the surface in speech, the
singer’s voice, and in the words whose meaning we’re trying to convey."
For a video sample of music from the L’Arpeggiata album on EMI Classics Monteverdi:
Teatro d’amore, please click here.About the Artists
French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky first studied the violin then
turned to singing in 1996 and won the Victoire de la Musique as outstanding new
singer of 2004. He is frequently invited to perform in international venues for
recitals and has made recent debuts at the Berlin Staatsoper and the Opera de
Flandres. Mr. Jaroussky made his New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hall
in January 2010. He is signed to Virgin Classics as an exclusive artist.
Born in Graz, Christina Pluhar graduated in lute studies with Toyohiko
Sato from the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag. Subsequently, she studied at
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Hopkinson Smith and at the Scuola Civica di
Milano with Mara Galassi. In 1992 she moved to Paris and has performed with
such groups as La Fenice, Concerto Soave, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Ricercar, La
Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, and Concerto Köln. Since 1993, Ms. Pluhar
has been teaching baroque harp at Den Haag and giving master classes at Graz
University. Her repertoire includes solo and continuo works from the 16th to
18th centuries for renaissance lute, baroque guitar, archlute, theorbo, and
baroque harp. She founded L’Arpeggiata in 2000, whose members are some of
today’s finest European soloists. The group’s aim is to revive unknown
repertoire, with a focus on French, Italian, and Neapolitan music from the early
17th century. The ensemble has made a series of CDs for the Alpha label.
Founded in 2000, L'Arpeggiata is a France-based ensemble featuring some
of the leading European soloists in their field. The group joins forces with
exceptional singers from the worlds of baroque and traditional music with a
particular focus on music of the 17th century often performed with daring
instrumental improvisations. The group tours extensively, and its recordings on
Alpha, Naïve, and Virgin Classics have sold over 200,000 copies. Since its
foundation, L'Arpeggiata has received incredible critical and public acclaim
for their live performances and recordings. L’Arpeggiata has performed in many
international festivals. Following the acclaim of Teatro d’amore,
L’Arpeggiata released a new collection, Via Crucis, 'the way of the
Cross,' which focused on the pervasive presence of religious feeling in
Southern Europe. The two main works in the collection are Sance's Stabat
Mater and Merula's Hor ch'e tempo di dormire.Program Information
Friday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.Zankel Hall
Christina Pluhar, Artistic Director and Theorbo
Philippe Jaroussky, CountertenorTEATRO D'AMOREImprovisation: La Dia Spagnola
BARBARA STROZZI "L'Eraclito amoroso"
MAURIZIO CAZZATI Ciaconna
GIOVANNI FELIPE SANCES "Presso l'onde tranquille"Improvisation: Tarantella Napoletana
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI "Ohimé ch’io cado"
ANTONIO BERTALI Chiacona
MARCELLO VITALE Tarantella a Maria di' Nardo
GIOVANNI GIROLAMO KAPSBERGER L'Arpeggiata
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI "Adagiati Poppea... Oblivion soave" from L’incoronazione
DOMENICO MARIA MELLI "Dispiegate"
MARCELLO VITALE Moresca
GIOVANNI ANTONIO PANDOLFI MEALLI Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 4, No. 6,
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI "Sí dolce è ’l tormento"
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI "Damigella"
ANON. "Ninna, nanna alla Napoletana"Improvisation: Tarantella Italiana
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