The Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble

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Pre-concert lecture • 1:30pm
A conversation with Stephen Stubbs and Paul O’Dette, co-artistic directors of the Boston Early Music Festival

Chamber Duets of Love and Longing

The chamber duets of Agostino Steffani were considered his crowning achievements, even by the composer himself. These works had many admirers (including George Frideric Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach) because of their deft contrapuntal writing and delicate instrumentation. The instruments of this particular program will be the more intimate of the Baroque instruments, such as the Baroque harp, guitar, viola da gamba, lute, and harpsichord — a rare combination on any stage, and never before heard on ours. Lutenists and co-artistic directors Stephen Stubbs and Paul O’Dette unite an international all-star ensemble of musicians from the Boston Early Music Festival to present these masterpieces of Baroque chamber music, punctuated with instrumental interludes.


PROGRAM

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 Chamber Ensemble
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Emőke Baráth, soprano
Colin Balzer, tenor
Christian Immler, baritone

Paul O’Dette, theorbo
Stephen Stubbs, Baroque guitar
Maxine Eilander, Baroque harp
Michael Sponseller, harpsichord
Erin Headley, viola da gamba

Calendar Sunday October 08, 2017

Clock 2:30 PM

The Folly Theater at Night

LOCATION

The Folly Theater

300 West 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

Ticket Office 816.474.4444

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