L’ARPEGGIATA,THE ACCLAIMED BAROQUE ENSEMBLE, MAKESZANKEL HALL DEBUT WITH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHRISTINA PLUHAR ANDCOUNTERTENOR PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29Teatro D’Amore Features Music from Italy and Spain Inflected withImprovisation;Early Music Meets Jazz in an Inspired “Baroque Jam Session”
On Friday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents ChristinaPluhar and her acclaimed baroque ensemble, L’Arpeggiata, in theirZankel Hall debut. The ensemble will collaborate with countertenor PhilippeJaroussky to offer a program entitled Teatro d’amore after their2009 album of the same name (EMI Classics) featuring the music of Monteverdiand other baroque composers performed with the spirited inspiration of folk andjazz styles, in what has been called a “baroque jam session.” At its roots,L'Arpeggiata is devoted to instrumental improvisation, a different approach tosinging influenced by traditional folk music, and the creation and staging ofattractive 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 meetsfolk, and here they're exploring the simple repeated bass lines and harmoniesthat have formed the basis for all kinds of music, in every continent, from theearliest dance music, through folk, classical, romantic and contemporary artmusic, jazz, and of course pop and rock.”Artistic Director Christina Pluhar describes L’Arpeggiata as "aninternational cocktail of musicians with lots of character…There are so manydifferent ways of using the human voice and I think there is so muchexperimentation one can do, even in early music. When I’m accompanying vocalmusic, I try to go as far as I can in terms of improvisation, searching forcolors which reflect the voice of the chosen singer and which determine andsupport feelings. Emotions are very close to the surface in speech, thesinger’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 ArtistsFrench countertenor Philippe Jaroussky first studied the violin thenturned to singing in 1996 and won the Victoire de la Musique as outstanding newsinger of 2004. He is frequently invited to perform in international venues forrecitals and has made recent debuts at the Berlin Staatsoper and the Opera deFlandres. Mr. Jaroussky made his New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hallin January 2010. He is signed to Virgin Classics as an exclusive artist.Born in Graz, Christina Pluhar graduated in lute studies with ToyohikoSato from the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag. Subsequently, she studied atSchola Cantorum Basiliensis with Hopkinson Smith and at the Scuola Civica diMilano with Mara Galassi. In 1992 she moved to Paris and has performed withsuch groups as La Fenice, Concerto Soave, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Ricercar, LaGrande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, and Concerto Köln. Since 1993, Ms. Pluharhas been teaching baroque harp at Den Haag and giving master classes at GrazUniversity. Her repertoire includes solo and continuo works from the 16th to18th centuries for renaissance lute, baroque guitar, archlute, theorbo, andbaroque harp. She founded L’Arpeggiata in 2000, whose members are some oftoday’s finest European soloists. The group’s aim is to revive unknownrepertoire, with a focus on French, Italian, and Neapolitan music from the early17th century. The ensemble has made a series of CDs for the Alpha label.Founded in 2000, L'Arpeggiata is a France-based ensemble featuring someof the leading European soloists in their field. The group joins forces withexceptional singers from the worlds of baroque and traditional music with aparticular focus on music of the 17th century often performed with daringinstrumental improvisations. The group tours extensively, and its recordings onAlpha, Naïve, and Virgin Classics have sold over 200,000 copies. Since itsfoundation, L'Arpeggiata has received incredible critical and public acclaimfor their live performances and recordings. L’Arpeggiata has performed in manyinternational festivals. Following the acclaim of Teatro d’amore,L’Arpeggiata released a new collection, Via Crucis, 'the way of theCross,' which focused on the pervasive presence of religious feeling inSouthern Europe. The two main works in the collection are Sance's StabatMater and Merula's Hor ch'e tempo di dormire.Program InformationFriday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.Zankel HallL'ARPEGGIATAChristina Pluhar, Artistic Director and TheorboPhilippe Jaroussky, CountertenorTEATRO D'AMOREImprovisation: La Dia SpagnolaBARBARA STROZZI "L'Eraclito amoroso"MAURIZIO CAZZATI CiaconnaGIOVANNI FELIPE SANCES "Presso l'onde tranquille"Improvisation: Tarantella NapoletanaCLAUDIO MONTEVERDI "Ohimé ch’io cado"ANTONIO BERTALI ChiaconaMARCELLO VITALE Tarantella a Maria di' NardoGIOVANNI GIROLAMO KAPSBERGER L'ArpeggiataCLAUDIO MONTEVERDI "Adagiati Poppea... Oblivion soave" from L’incoronazionedi PoppeaDOMENICO MARIA MELLI "Dispiegate"MARCELLO VITALE MorescaGIOVANNI ANTONIO PANDOLFI MEALLI Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 4, No. 6,"La Vinciolina"CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI "Sí dolce è ’l tormento"CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI "Damigella"ANON. "Ninna, nanna alla Napoletana"Improvisation: Tarantella ItalianaCLAUDIO MONTEVERDI "Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius"Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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