Chatham Baroque Pittsburgh Concert Series
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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Friday, Sep. 21, 2018, 7:30 PM, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair
Saturday, Sep. 22, 2018, 8:00 PM, Synod Hall, Oakland
Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018, 2:30 PM, Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University
In their 28th season, Chatham Baroque at last presents Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons––one of the most globally popular and beloved works from the Baroque. Accompanied by the original poetry, these iconic works vividly paint diverse scenes of country life in all sorts of inclement weather with wondrous virtuosity and technical wizardry.
With guests: Cynthia Black, Alice Culin-Ellison (violins); Kristen Linfante (viola); J. Tracy Mortimore (double bass); and Justin Wallace (harpsichord)
The Art of the Trio
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, 7:30 PM, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, 8:00 PM, East Liberty Presbyterian Church Chapel, East Liberty
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, 2:30 PM, Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University
The three artistic directors of Chatham Baroque have begun their second decade together as a trio. Each season, they celebrate their friendship and years of collaboration with a program showcasing the full range of musical expression and command of their respective instruments.
Andrew Fouts (violin); Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba); and Scott Pauley (archlute, theorbo, & baroque guitar)
Alegría: Christmas Music from Spain and the New World
Chatham Baroque’s holiday program explores music of Baroque Spain and the New World. Nell Snaidas (soprano) and Raquel Winnica Young (mezzo soprano) will charm and dazzle singing in their native Spanish, extolling the joys of the season as expressed through the unique music of Hispanic colonial times.
With guests: Nell Snaidas (soprano); Raquel Winnica Young (mezzo soprano); and Danny Mallon (percussion)
Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, 7:30 PM, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, 8:00 PM, Synod Hall, Oakland
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, 2:30 PM, Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University
Tenor Aaron Sheehan returns to Chatham Baroque’s stage along with baroque harpist Christa Patton for a love-filled program of music from Italy and England. Songs by Dowland, Purcell, and Monteverdi are sure to make you swoon. The unconventional combination of violin, gamba, harp, and theorbo give life to the rarely-heard Harp Consorts by William Hawes.
With guests Aaron Sheehan (tenor) and Christa Patton baroque harp)
From Battles to Ballets
Friday, Apr. 5, 2019, 7:30 PM, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair
Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019, 8:00 PM, Synod Hall, Oakland
Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019, 2:30 PM, Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University
In memory of Emily Norman Davidson.
This program of seventeenth-century music by Heinrich Biber, Phillip Jakob Rittler, and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer deploys a veritable army of musicians. A band of two baroque trumpets, nine strings, continuo, and percussion explores the exhilarating, programmatic music of armed conflict known as battalia, in contrast with the beauty and charm of baroque dance as portrayed in whimsical balletti.
With guests: Shelby Lewis, Chris Carrillo (natural trumpets); Evan Few, Kristen Linfante, Paul Miller (violins & violas); Adam Pearl (harpsichord & organ); Danny Mallon (percussion); And featuring a battalion of additional string players for Biber’s epic Battalia à 10