Ars Musica Chicago
- 2018 – 2019 Season
- A Baroque Cabinet of Curiosities, performed by Hannah DePriest, soprano; Susannah Foster, violin; Kiyoe Matsuura, violin; Anna Griffis, viola; Cora Swenson Lee, cello; Katherine Shuldiner, viola da gamba; and Jason J. Moy, harpsichord. Friday, 3 August 2018 at 7:30 pm, All Saints Episcopal Church, 4550 North Hermitage Avenue, Chicago. Program Notes as a pdf document.
- Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata “Polnische Sackpfeifen”
- George Frideric Handel: Opera Arias from Alcina and Deidamia
- Dietrich Buxtehude: Trio Sonata in C Major, BuxWV 266
- Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056
- Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Rosary Sonata Nr. 10 “The Crucifixion”
- Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverture-Suite in A Minor, TWV 55:a7
- Sweeter Than Roses: Art Song Through The Ages, performed by Hannah DePriest, soprano; Michael Pecak, fortepiano; Deborah Fox, theorbo & baroque guitar; and Jason J. Moy, harpsichord. 28 September 2018 at 7:30 pm, St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church, 1424 North Dearborn Parkway, Chicago. Program & performer bios as a pdf document.
- An Evening at Cafe Zimmermann: Bach Coffeehouse Concert, Friday, 22 March 2019 at 7:30 pm with
pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm, St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church, 1424 North Dearborn Parkway, Chicago.
A flyer for this concert in pdf format.
This concert was a sellout! It allowed attendees to relive the domestic bliss of music-making in
the Bach household, with arias from favorite secular cantatas, popular songs
from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, and works for baroque violin, viola
da gamba, harpsichord, and one of Bach’s favorite
instruments – the lautenwerck. They thus were able to enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or sip a
glass of wine by the fireside as we whisked them away on an 18th-century musical journey!
- When Modern Was: A Dialogue With Past and Present, Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 6 pm, Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., Chicago, IL. Performers were Susannah Foster, baroque violin; Shirley Hunt, viola da gamba; and Jason J. Moy, harpsichord. The program for this concert, including brief notes and performer bios, is available as a pdf document.
Another sellout concert! This program, co-presented with the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, allowed the audience to experience the musical modernism of the
17th century Stylus Phantasticus through the groundbreaking works of
such visionary composers as Buxtehude,
Biber, Schmelzer, Telemann, and J. S. Bach. The concert opened wth a presentation by the Museum’s Executive Director, Richard P. Townsend, that explored the parallels with the way the Driehaus Museum is looking forward by pushing its own boundaries, questioning the status quo, and inspiring a whole new generation with its contemporary art initiative, A Tale of Today.
- 2010 – 2011: 24th Season
- Beijing to Paris: Baroque Music from China and from the Parisian milieu of Vincent de Paul – Instrumental music of Teodorico Pedrini and lute songs published by Pierre Ballard, performed by Dr. Joyce Lindorff, harpsichord; Nancy Wilson, violin; Stephanie Sheffield, soprano; and Joel Spears, lute, 6 March 2011, DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago.
- Si le parler et le silence, by Pierre Guédron; Stephanie Sheffield, soprano, and Joel Spears, lute.
- Un jour l’amoureuse Silvie, by Pierre Guédron; Stephanie Sheffield, soprano, and Joel Spears, lute.
- C’est malheur, an air de cour performed by Stephanie Sheffield, soprano, and Joel Spears, lute.
- Duelling Harpsichords, 3 April 2011, Vail Chapel, Northwestern University Evanston.
- 2009 – 2010: 23rd Season
- Give My Regards to Broadwood, performed by Brandi Berry, classical violin, and Stephen Alltop, Broadwood fortepiano, 4 October 2009, Vail Chapel, Northwestern University, Evanston.
- Dawn of the Oratorio, 15 November 2009.
- In the Medieval Month of May, performed by Allison Attar, harp; Stephanie Sheffield, soprano & percussion; and Joel Spears, lute, 23 May 2010, DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago.
- 2008 – 2009: 22nd Season
- Antonio Vivaldi, Cantata, 5 October 2008.
- Egidio Duni’s Opera Nerone (US premier performance), 16 November 2008.
- 2007 – 2008: 21st Season
- In Praise of Wine, performed by The Ars Musica Singers, conducted by Gail Gillispie, 30 September 2007.
- A Renaissance Christmas, featuring The Ars Musica Singers, 16 December 2007.
- The Intimate Händel, Ars Musica Baroque Chamber Ensemble & Andrew Fredel, conductor, 17 February 2008.
- The First Lady of the Harps: Medieval & Renaissance Harp Music, performed by Elizabeth Cifani, 17 April 2008.
- 2006 – 2007: 20th Season
- On a Wing & a Prayer: Renaissance Choral Music, 12 November 2006.
- Ladies and Gentlemen of the Baroque, 18 February 2007.
- The Emergence of the Enlightenment, 29 April 2007.
- 2005 – 2006: 19th Season
- September in Paris: Music of the French Baroque, 25 September 2005.
- The Medieval Good & Evil: Music of the Crusades, 23 October 2005.
- Magical Madrigals & Lustful Lutes: Music of the English Renaissance, 19 February 2006.
- Bach Treasures, 21 May 2006
- 2004 – 2005: 18th Season
- Medieval Carmina Burana, 17 October 2004.
- We Three Kings: Music for the Epiphany, 9 January 2005.
- Italian Baroque Masters, 17 April 2005.
- John Blow, Venus and Adonis, 22 May 2005.
- 2003 – 2004: 17th Season
- The Land of Landini: Music from the Italian Middle Ages, 26 October 2003.
- From Captivity to Creation: Music from the Age of Slavery, 15 February 2004.
- Judaic Journey, 4 April 2004
- Hispanic Inspirations: Music from Convents & Basilicas of Spain & Mexico, 16 May 2004.
- 2002 – 2003: 16th Season
- A French Renaissance Saint: St. Vincent de Paul, 6 October 2002.
- A Medieval Spanish Pilgrimage, 24 November 2002.
- Wine, Women, and Song, 25 April 2003.
- An Elizabethan Love Feast, 30 May 2003.
- 2001 – 2002: 15th Season
- Music from Versailles, 23 September 2001.
- From the Royal Hapsburg Court, 21 October 2001.
- Music for the Virgin of Guadalupe (California tour), 1–5 November 2001.
- From the Brazilian Court of Emperor John VI, 10 March 2002.
- From the Court of Philip II, 14 April 2002.
- 2000 – 2001: 14th Season
- France/Nouvelle France: Music from Baroque France & French Canada, 17 September 2000.
- The Birth of Opera, 12 November 2000.
- Medieval Carmina Burana, 29 April 2001.
- 1999 – 2000: 13th Season
- The Play of Daniel, 5 & 7 November 1999.
- Music for the Virgin of Guadalupe, 4 March 2000.
- In Memoriam: Music of Alexander and Ivan Tcherepnin, 21 May 2000.
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Last updated 24 April AD 2019 – DFH