The Colorful Telemann
The Colorful Telemann
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.
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
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
Students and Seniors: $15