Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop at the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Symposium

Rhetorically Speaking: Exploring and Employing the Language of the Baroque


This workshop focuses on the performance practice of the Baroque era, seeking practical ways to incorporate the aesthetic of the time into our modern context. We will discuss the bassoon’s role as a member of the basso continuo and examine various approaches to playing bass lines, observing how our decisions influence the work as a whole. We will also explore the emerging capacity of the bassoon as a solo instrument, using Telemann’s Sonatina for Bassoon and Basso Continuo in C Minor, TWV 41:c2 as a vehicle for discussing topics such as Affekt, phrasing, beat hierarchy, and ornamentation. As this will be an interactive and participatory event, attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments. Familiarity with the sonata or with Baroque style is not required.

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Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Chamber Orchestra of New York

Our season opens with principal flutist Ginevra Petrucci who joins harpsichordist Aymeric Dupre la Tour and concertmaster Kelly Hall-Tompkins for Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Di Vittorio’s own Baroque-inspired Sarabanda Antica, serving as a prelude to our June Naxos recordings, receives its world premiere. Principal Stephanie Corwin plays Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto RV477, followed by principal Slava Znatchenii’s performance of Marcello’s Oboe Concerto. The program then concludes with Mozart’s ever popular Serenade in G “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”.


Salvatore Di Vittorio, conductor, composer
Stephanie Corwin, bassoon
Slava Znatchenii, oboe
Ginevra Petrucci, flute
Aymeric Dupre la Tour, harpsichord
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

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Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Le Roi Danse: KKM with Hubert Hazebroucq and Stefan Plewniak

Ravensong and Kleine Kammermusik present internationally acclaimed baroque dancer Hubert Hazebroucq and violinist Stefan Plewniak of Il Giardino d’Amore in a concert of music and dance from the court of Louis XIV. The dances, reconstructed by Hazebroucq from their original notation, are set to music of Couperin, Lully, and more. Don't miss this rare opportunity to indulge in an evening of charm, grace, and delight!

Hubert Hazebroucq, Dancer
Stefan Plewniak, violin
Members of Kleine Kammermusik

Admission: $30
Students and Seniors: $15

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Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Seven: A Public Sound Project

  • 40th Street Train Station Sunnyside, NY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Seven" exists at the intersection between a concert performance and a sound installation. The piece is for open instrumentation, and in quasi open form. A heterogeneous ensemble of 15 performers will be positioned around the first arch of the 7 Train viaduct directly off the 40th Street stop, and will perform a series of drone based cells that are related to the resonant frequencies of the viaduct. To a certain degree, each performer is able to move to the next cell independently of the others, creating a wash of sound that takes advantage of the delay inherent in the arch. In short, this work temporarily becomes part of the sonic fabric of the site and reflects the structured independence of the NYC subway.

This performance is free of charge and open to the public. Audience members are encouraged to move about the space and experience how their perception of the sound changes based on their position in the site.

This project is made possible in part by the Queens Council on 
the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of 
Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Composed by Joseph Di Ponio


Performers:
Margaret Lancaster - Flute
Esther Noh – Violin 
Emma Dong – Violin
Fiona Last – Oboe
Alicia Bennett – Clarinet
Geoffrey Burleson – Melodica
Cory Ryan – Alto Saxophone
Caitlin Sullivan – Cello
Timothy Leonard – Cello
Mara Mayer – Bass Clarinet
Stephanie Corwin – Bassoon
Han Yu – Tenor Saxophone
Danielle Tagar – Trombone
Joseph Higgins – Double Bass
Matt Ward – Percussion

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