Happy birthday Mr Telemann
An all-Telemann programme, including 2 Cantatas featuring Jayne Tankersley (soprano), Fantasia for Solo Flute TWV40:8, Number 8 in e minor, Two Telemann "Paris" Quartets: for flute, violin, bass viol, cello and harpsichord, Fantasia no.2 in D major, TWV 40:27 for solo bass viol.
Jayne Tankersley - Soprano
Polly Sussex - Bass Viol
Martin Griffiths - Baroque Cello
Rachael Griffiths-Hughes - Harpsichord and Organ
Miranda Hutton - Baroque Violin
Sally Tibbles - Baroque Flute
IL BALLO: DANCE AND MUSIC OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
CAPRIOL DANCERS WITH AFFETTO PLAYERS
Early music ensemble The Affetto Players and renaissance dance group Capriol combine to perform the stunning dances and instrumental music of 16th century Italy in the Dolphin Theatre, Onehunga, Auckland.
The program is full of variety - majestic, playful, athletic, passionate, dramatic - but from beginning to end graceful movement and lavish costumes will delight your eyes, while gorgeous music excites your ears.
Capriol Dancers: Katherine Davies, Edit Simpson, David Robb, Wendy Piddington, Patrick Bowman, Emily Anderson, Nadia Benton
Affetto Players: Peter Reid - cornetto; Miranda Hutton - violin; John Gluyas - sackbut; Wendy Piddington - harp; Polly Sussex - viol.
Stage Tech - Dion Anderson
Video - Ian Piddington
CANTIGAS AND CANZONE FROM 16TH AND 17TH CENTURY EUROPE.
Award-winning early music ensemble Affetto presents a concert of music from Mudarra, Marin, Strozzi, Merula, Ortiz, Monteverdi and selections from their new CD.
A concert not to be missed, showcasing, with fun and flair, the music that Affetto is renowned for presenting.
NORTH SOUTH NORTH
German music inspired by Italian drama and passion that was infused into the life of the Northern Europe and adopted by composers such as Schutz, Buxtehude, Schein and Spiegler.
The perfect mix of reverence and passion, presented by inspiring performers.
A Play on Words
With the birth of the Baroque and opera came a dramatic shift in the way music and words worked together and as the phenomenon spread to the shores of England composers such as John Blow, Henry Purcell, Mathew Locke and Robert Johnson brought forth music in this new style. The texts and musical settings from this era also often contained hidden meanings and this makes a highly entertaining program of lively, poignant and uplifting music.
A glimpse into the royal courts of the 16th and 17th centuries through the psyche and passion of two notorious women, Barbara Strozzi and Lady Macbeth. Composer, courtesan, singer and viol player Barbara Strozzi lived in the Venice courts in the 17th Century, and she left behind music full of passion and angst. Works by Barbara Strozzi will be paired with upbeat and lively works by Monteverdi and his contemporaries.
A special feature of this concert was the inclusion of a new work, Lady Macbeth by Hamilton-based composer Janet Jennings.
Monteverdi Vespers - 1610
In this exciting Trans-Tasman collaboration, one of Australia’s leading chamber choirs (The Choir of Newman College, University of Melbourne) combines forces with the celebrated New Zealand early music ensemble, The Affetto Players, to perform Monteverdi’s sumptuous 1610 Vespers. Imagine yourself in St Mark’s, Venice, as you listen to the angelic voice of Netherlands Radio Choir soloist, Helen Thomson, the vi rtuosity of Australia’s twin tenors, Daniel and Matthew Thomson, and a colourful array of sounds from an ensemble of brass, strings, organ and ten-part choir.
Violin: Miranda Hutton & Cath Shugg (Melbourne)
Cornetto: Danny Lucin (Melbourne) & Peter Reid
Sackbut: John Gluyas, Grant Sinclair & Pablo Ruiz Henao
Viola da Gamba: Polly Sussex
Organ: David McFarlane (Melbourne)