Carnegie Hall Presents

Early Music in Weill Recital Hall

In the hands of the musicians on this series, early music is a spark that ignites imagination—a source of inspiration for exciting, spontaneous performances. After each concert, stay for a Salon Encores reception, and get together with people who love music as much as you do.

The Theater of Early Music

Fretwork

L'Arpeggiata

The Theater of Early Music

Weill Recital Hall
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

The Theatre of Early Music
Daniel Taylor, Conductor and Countertenor
Deborah York, Soprano

Program

ALL-HANDEL PROGRAM Passacaglia for Violin and Viola from Suite No. 7 in G Minor
"Scherzano sul tuo volto" from Rinaldo
"Bel piacere" from Rinaldo
"Cara sposa" from Rinaldo
"Lascia ch'io pianga" from Rinaldo
"Se il cor ti perde" from Tolomeo
Overture to Giulio Cesare
"Tu la mia stella sei" from Giulio Cesare
"Dove sei" from Rodelinda
"Se pieta di me non senti" from Giulio Cesare
"Domero la tua fierezza" from Giulio Cesare
"Io t'abbraccio" from Rodelinda
Under the direction of esteemed countertenor Daniel Taylor, The Theatre of Early Music is unique in its commitment to interpreting and exploring repertoire that spans four centuries. Grammy Award–winning coloratura soprano Deborah York joins Taylor and his group for arias and duets from some of Handel’s finest operas, including Giulio Cesare, Rodelinda, Rinaldo, and Tolomeo.

Listen

Handel Rinaldo (Cara sposa)


Daniel Taylor, Countertenor; Arion Ensemble; Stephen Stubbs, Conductor
ATMA Classique

Fretwork

Weill Recital Hall
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Fretwork
·· Asako Morikawa, Viol
·· Liam Byrne, Viol
·· Reiko Ichise, Viol
·· Richard Tunnicliffe, Viol
·· Richard Boothby, Viol

Program

W. LAWES Consort Set in Five Parts In F Major
J. WARD Fantasia No. 1 in Five Parts, "Dolce Languir"
DERING Fantasia in Five Parts
WHITE Fantasia No. 3 in Five Parts
COPRARIO Fantasia for Five Viols, "Illicita cosa"
J. JENKINS Airs in Four Parts
MONTEVERDI "Dolcemente dormiva la mia Clori"
SIMPSON Airs in Four Parts
A. FERRABOSCO Hexachord Fantasy in Four Parts
THOMAS LUPO Pavan in Three Parts
J. WARD In Nomine in Five Parts
W. LAWES Consort Set in Five Parts in C Major
This season, viol ensemble Fretwork celebrates its quarter-century anniversary and makes its Carnegie Hall debut. While Fretwork’s repertoire encompasses music that dates from the 16th century to the present day, this concert explores works written specifically for viol by 17th-century English and Italian composers.

Listen

Lawes's Consort Set in 5 Parts In F Major, Air


Fretwork
Virgin Classics

L'Arpeggiata

Weill Recital Hall
Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

L'Arpeggiata
Christina Pluhar, Artistic Director and Theorbo

Program

BUONAMENTE Intrata
CAZZATI Ciaccona
Improvisation: Tarantella NapoletanaImprovisation: JacarasBERTALI Ciaccona
MARCELLO VITALE Tarantella a Maria di Nardò
Improvisation: Dia SpagnolaImprovisation: BergamascaImprovisation: CanarioPANDOLFI MEALLI Sonata for Violin, Op. 3, No. 2, "La Cesta"
L. ALLEGRI Canario
MARCELLO VITALE Moresca
PANDOLFI MEALLI Sonata for Violin, Op. 4, No. 4 "La Biancuccia"
FALCONIERI La Follia
Improvisation: FandangoImprovisation: Tarantella ItalianaFALCONIERI La suave melodia

Encore:Improvisation: Tarantella Napoletana
In planning Los Impossibles, Christina Pluhar—artistic director of L’Arpeggiata—traveled to Mexico to find folk music that forms the connective thread between the 17th-century Spanish and Neapolitan music at the heart of this concert. Pluhar says this program recounts her continuing search “all over the world for what we are calling the living Baroque.”

Listen

Murcia Fandango


L'Arpeggiata
Naïve