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Mientras me abraza–Baroque, Latino, and Folk Fusion – Lakeville CT

Folk music and dance rhythms permeate classical music, and connect different genres and eras from the Baroque to present times. Polish folk music influenced music by J.S. Bach and Telemann, and traditional and contemporary Latin American dances arranged for an unusual combination of instruments.

Job Salazar, violin and percussion – Carlos Boltes, viola and charango – Christine Gevert, harpsichord and organ

Friday, April 8, at 6 pm – Trinity Church Lime Rock, Lakeville CT

Mientras me abraza–Baroque, Latino, and Folk Fusion – Lakeville CT2022-04-06T21:38:06-04:00

Press Release: Mientras me abraza–Baroque, Latino, and Folk Fusion

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Contact: Katharine Drake katharinedrake@gmail.com (518) 577-8734

A Chamber Music Concert by one of Crescendo’s Ensembles:
Mientras me abraza–Baroque, Latino, and Folk Fusion


On April 8 and 9, the music organization Crescendo will present the first in a series of four concerts of vocal and instrumental music.

Press Release: Mientras me abraza–Baroque, Latino, and Folk Fusion2022-05-09T09:46:46-04:00

Grandson of Afro-Brazilian Slaves: Classical Star Composer José Maurício Nunes Garcia – Lakeville, CT

Matinas do Apóstolo São Pedro à 6 (1815) and Missa S. Pedro de Alcantara à 4 for chorus, soloists, two bassoons, and organ; “Te Christe solum novimus” (1800) for soprano and organ.

Crescendo Chorus, Soprano Schauntice Shephard and Baritone Jermaine Woodard Jr., Crescendo Period Instrument Ensemble

Saturday, June 25, at 6 pm – Trinity Church Lime Rock, Lakeville CT

Grandson of Afro-Brazilian Slaves: Classical Star Composer José Maurício Nunes Garcia – Lakeville, CT2022-04-27T19:39:36-04:00

Grandson of Afro-Brazilian Slaves: Classical Star Composer José Maurício Nunes Garcia – Great Barrington, MA

Matinas do Apóstolo São Pedro à 6 (1815) and Missa S. Pedro de Alcantara à 4 for chorus, soloists, two bassoons, and organ; “Te Christe solum novimus” (1800) for soprano and organ.

Crescendo Chorus, Soprano Schauntice Shephard and Baritone Jermaine Woodard Jr., Crescendo Period Instrument Ensemble

Friday, June 24, at 7:15 pm – Saint James Place, Great Barrington, MA

Grandson of Afro-Brazilian Slaves: Classical Star Composer José Maurício Nunes Garcia – Great Barrington, MA2022-04-27T19:40:26-04:00

The Art of the Improvisation: Two Keyboards in Dialogue – Great Barrington, MA

Original works and arrangements of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque for two keyboards, with lute and theorbo. From Giovanni Gabrieli’s Canzonas, Bernardo Pasquini’s improvised Sonatas for two figured bass lines, to Handel’s (unfinished) Suite for two Harpsichords.

Juan Mesa and Christine Gevert, virginals, Hideki Yamaya, lute and theorbo

Sunday, June 12, at 4 pm – Saint James Place, Great Barrington, MA

The Art of the Improvisation: Two Keyboards in Dialogue – Great Barrington, MA2022-04-27T19:41:50-04:00

The Art of the Improvisation: Two Keyboards in Dialogue – Lakeville CT

Original works and arrangements of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque for two keyboards, with lute and theorbo. From Giovanni Gabrieli's Canzonas, Bernardo Pasquini's improvised Sonatas for two figured bass lines, to Handel's (unfinished) Suite for two Harpsichords. 

Juan Mesa and Christine Gevert, virginals, Hideki Yamaya, lute and theorbo

Friday, June 10, at 6 pm – Trinity Church Lime Rock, Lakeville CT

The Art of the Improvisation: Two Keyboards in Dialogue – Lakeville CT2022-04-27T19:42:59-04:00

Carissimi’s Jephte and Missa L’Homme armé – Lakeville CT

The story of a human drama told in one of the first oratorios, and a 12-voice mass of the Early Baroque based on a medieval folk tune.

Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, Pablo Bustos, tenor (Jephte), Agnes Coaxley Cox, soprano (Filia), Period Instruments

Sunday, May 15, at 4 pm – Trinity Church Lime Rock, Lakeville CT

Carissimi’s Jephte and Missa L’Homme armé – Lakeville CT2022-04-27T19:43:52-04:00
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