Saturday - FEBRUARY 9, 2013 - 7:30 pm
A Prelude to Valentine's Day with Jarring Sounds
Danielle Reutter-Harrah, mezzo
with Adam Cockerham, plucked strings
Mezzo Danielle Reutter-Harrah and
Adam Cockerham, guitar/lute,
make up the duo Jarring Sounds, in this
concert of music from the Renaissance
through the 21st century.
Saturday - MARCH 2, 2013 - 7:30 pm
with Paul Chamberlain
Another Seventh Avenue debut, classical accordionist
Paul Chamberlain from Scotland will perform a
selection of music featuring transcriptions of pieces by
Bach, Weber and Scarlatti along with original works for
accordion. The former UK Virtuoso Champion, promises an exciting performance with the opportunity to hear the accordion as never before! One of the first classical accordionists to graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Paul is a highly accomplished player appearing at many music festivals across the world.
Saturday - MARCH 23, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Dawn of the Baroque
To most people, 'Baroque' means Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, and
Handel. But there is a great quantity of fantastic music
from the early
Baroque that is rarely heard or played. This program
music from the first half of the 17th century, an era of
innovation and discovery, particularly in Italy. This was a
the sonata came into its own as an important musical form.
represented include Castello, Marini, and Uccellini,
all deserving of
recognition and attention alongside the masters of later eras.
Saturday - APRIL 27, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Black Cedar Duo
Five Centuries of Dances
Kris Palmer, flute/recorder & Steven Lin, guitar
With a repertoire ranging from Renaissance dances and love
songs to world premieres by our own local living composers,
the Black Cendar Duo interacts with audiences, not just with
the musical tones but with words as well, in a relaxed and
intimate sharing of the composers’ musical ideas and stories.
This varied program includes works by Praetorius, Rossini,
Bartok as well as music by Astor Piazzola (1921-1992) and Michel Blavet (1701-1768).
Saturday - JUNE 1, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Conspiracy of Venus
Women's Vocal Ensemble
Our season of free concerts ends with a spirited
performance by the women's vocal ensemble,
Conspiracy of Venus.
Under the artistic direction of
Joyce Todd McBride,
the 40 women of Conspiracy of Venus
interpret Ms. McBride's daring and inventive arrangements
of songs ranging from the classic (Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi) to the cutting edge (Bjork's Possibly Maybe) with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality. The group's repertoire also includes works by Bill Withers, Rufus Wainwright, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, and Roger Miller.