Monday, August 8, 2011

18th CENTURY FRENCH & ITALIAN MUSIC @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! THIS THURSDAY

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Arceci/McKean & Friends
An die Musik Live! will sponsor an evening of French & Italian works from the 18th century

WHERE: Walters Art Museum Sculpture Court,
WHEN: Thursday, August 11, at 7 PM
Meet the artists at a post-concert wine reception.
TICKETS: Advance: $15 general / $12 seniors and students; at the door: $20 general / $15 seniors and students
Call 410.385.2638, or order your tickets online at www.instantseats.com

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Elizabeth Hungerford, soprano
Johanna Novom, baroque violin
Adriane Post, baroque violin
Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba
John Armato, theorbo
John McKean, harpsichord

The program will feature instrumental and vocal works by early French and Italian composers. Vocal works will include Tarquinio Merula’s magical Canzonetta spirituale sopra alla nanna, selections from Claudio Monteverdi’s Scherzi Musicali, intimate “airs de cour” by Michel Lambert, and dazzling instrumental works by Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Antoine Forqueray, and the mysterious Gaspard Le Roux.

Reviews:

  • Andrew Arceci brought a lovely tone to the line and matched the dramatic impulses that propelled the superb ensemble playing” Allan Kozinn, NEW YORK TIMES
  • "Andrew Arceci was heroic in the wide-ranging solo part" Bruce Hodges, SEEN & HEARD INTERNATIONAL
  • “Soprano Elizabeth Hungerford proved outstanding among the four singers" Tom Aldridge, NUVO NEWSWEEKLY (Indianapolis, IN)
  • "the clarion Elizabeth Hungerford" Anne Midgette, THE WASHINGTON POST
  • “Elizabeth Hungerford’s deep mezzo-like voice was fertile and resonant” & “her breathtaking solo” Sophia Vastek, IONARTS
  • "pure vocals of soloists such as Elizabeth Hungerford” Mary Zajac, URBANITE BALTIMORE MAGAZINE