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APRIL 2008


April 4
8:00 PM

Chanticleer
My Spirit Sang All Day

Chanticleer returns in a special program to commemorate 30 years of vocal brilliance. Filled with the hallmarks of their repertoire, the harmonious evening includes works by Palestrina, Byrd, Mahler, traditional folk songs, spirituals, plainsong, and chant.

Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA

For more information, call (703) 993-8888.


April 5 at 8:00 PM
April 6 at 3:00 PM

American University Chamber Singers
Annual Early Music Program

Join the AU Chamber Singers for their annual early music program for voices and period instruments. This collection of works by Baroque composers includes Dietrich Buxtehude's Ad pedes: Ecce super montes, William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices, and Johann Sebastian Bach's Motet Jesu, meine Freude.

Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall, American University, Washington, DC

For more information, call (202) 885-3143.


April 6
6:30 PM

Chatham Baroque and Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano
La cetra amorosa: Songs and sonatas of baroque Italy

Concerts at the National Gallery (West Garden Court of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC)

For more information, call (202) 842-6941.


April 16

Fabio Biondi & Europa Galante

VIVALDI: Sinfonia from Senna Festeggiante
LECLAIR: Concerto for violin in C Major, op. 7, no. 5
VIVALDI: Concerto for viola d'amore and lute, RV 540
PURCELL: Abdellazer Suite
VIVALDI: Concerto in D minor, op. 3, no. 11 from L'Estro Armonico
Suite Les Nations – Biondi’s arrangement of works by Galuppi, Muffat, Campra, Telemann, Biber, and Destouches

Concerts at the Library of Congress (Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building), Washington, DC


April 17
8:00 PM

Holloway / Linden / Mortensen Trio
Madcap, Red Priest, and Angel

Veracini was called madcap, Vivaldi was of course the "red priest," Leclair was said to have played like an angel, and Corelli's first name is Arcangelo!

Plus works by Boismortier and F. Couperin.

Concerts at the Library of Congress (Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building), Washington, DC


April 19
7:30 PM

Heart's Ease: A Renaissance Band

Celebrate the April birthdays of two Renaissance geniuses (Leonardo daVinci and William Shakespeare) with an evening of rarely heard early music, performed on shawms, cornetto, Renaissance tromboni, krummhorns, recorders, and the like. The evening includes popular pieces from the time by Isaac, Francesco d'Ana, Giovanni Gastoldi, Thomas Morley and Anthony Holborne performed by five of the Washington area's leading early music performers.

Presented by Creative Cauldron and Falls Church Arts as part of the year-long DaVinci Passport series, this leg of the journey will offer a Renaissance sensation for the eyes and ears!

Center for Spirtual Enlightenment, Falls Church, VA

For more information, call (571) 239-5288.


April 19 at 8:00 PM at St. Paul's K Street, Washington, DC
April 20 at 6:00 PM at St. Bernadette, Silver Spring, MD

Chantry
The Full Monte: Music of Renaissance Master Philippe de Monte

Washington premieres of Missa Vestiva i colli, Motets in 5 and 6 parts

For more information, call (202) 625-2855.


April 20
3:00 PM

Colin St. Martin, baroque flute; June Huang, baroque violin; Jay Wilcox, harpsichord and organ; Burke Baroque; Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre
Ministry for Tomorrow Benefit Concert: Music of Johann Sebastian Bach

Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, including Sonata in G major for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1019, Sonata in B minor for flute and harpsichord, BWV 1030, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Burke, VA

For more information, call (703) 455-2500.


April 27
5:30 PM

Pro Musica Rara
Wonders of the Baroque: 17th century music from Germany, England, Italy, Holland

Cynthia Roberts, violin; Allen Whear, cello; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

For more information, call (410) 547-9000, ext. 238.


April 18 at 8:00 PM
April 19 at 5:00 PM
April 19 at 8:00 PM
April 20 at 2:00 PM

The Folger Consort, with baritone William Sharp and instrumentalists Robert Eisenstein, Christopher Kendall, Webb Wiggins, Brent Wissick, and Tom Zajac
Highland Ayres

Macbeth's enchanted homeland has a fascinating musical tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. This trove of Scottish riches -- traditional and courtly, simple and sophisticated -- is explored with medieval accounts of battle, songs from the 16th and 17th centuries, distinctive Scottish music for pipes and fiddle, and music from the French allies of the Scots, preserved only in Edinburgh.

Folger Elizabethan Theatre, The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

For more information, call (202) 544–7077.


May 2008 Concerts