The Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble


Chamber Duets of Love and Longing

Co-artistic directors Stephen Stubbs and Paul O’dette unite an all-star roster of musicians from the Boston Early Music Festival–the largest and among the most important festivals of its kind. An ensemble of six instrumentalists and four singers performs an enchanting selection from the chamber duets of Agostino Steffani punctuated with instrumental interludes. Considered his crowning achievements by his contemporaries–as well as the composer himself–Steffani’s duets became a model of contrapuntal writing for later composers, including George Frideric Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach.


Chamber Duets of Love and Longing
Steffani Tengo per infallibile, duet for soprano and bass
Corbetta Sinfonia à due for guitar and continuo
Steffani Quanto care al cor, duet for two sopranos
Frescobaldi Ciacona for harp and continuo
Steffani E perchè non m’uccidete, duet for soprano and tenor
Handel Three Lessons in G Minor
Sonata Larghetto HWV 580
Capriccio HWV 483
Minuet HWV 434/4
Steffani Su, ferisci, alato arciero, duet for two sopranos
Steffani Occhi belli, duet for soprano and tenor
Kapsberger Toccata for theorbo Giovanni
Steffani Dir che giovi al mal d’amore, duet for soprano and bass
Steffani Gelosia, duet for soprano and tenor
Handel Col partir la bella clori for viola da gamba
Steffani Fulminate, duet for soprano and bass
Boston Early Music Festival Instrumental Ensemble
Paul O’Dette, archlute & Baroque guitar
Stephen Stubbs, theorbo & Baroque guitar
Maxine Eilander, Baroque harp
Michael Sponseller, harpsichord
Erin Headley, viola da gambaBoston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Emöke Barath, soprano
Colin Balzer, tenor
Christian Immler, bass-baritone

Calendar Sunday October 08, 2017

Clock 2:30 PM

The Folly Theater at Night


The Folly Theater

300 West 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

Ticket Office 816.474.4444