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Fuoco E Cenere

Fuoco E Cenere:

"Versailles"

Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower
2711 Indian Mound Trail
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Included in the price of admission is a pre-concert reception at 7 PM at Comber Hall. Tickets for the performance are $20.00 General Admission, $30.00 for Preferred seating. Students up to the age of 18 are admitted free of charge. College and graduate students pay $5.00. All students will need to show a current school ID at the door.

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Louis XIV fancied himself the New Apollo, god of light and the arts. All the king’s men, and foremost among them the great Lully, helped forge the legend of the Sun King. Versailles, palace of all pleasures, resonated night and day with the most sublime harmonies, the envy of all Europe. Fuoco e Cenere have put together an attractive selection of vocal and instrumental music for all occasions, a clear reminder of the omnipresence of music in Versailles. In 2015, France celebrated the 300th anniversary of the end of Louis XIV exceptional reign, a reign noted for its longevity and accomplishment. Installed upon a shaky throne after a long regency, Louis proclaims himself Apollo, god of Poetry and the Arts. By means of his celebrated strategies and his devotion to the Arts he made of France a major power, all the while transforming himself into the Sun King - le Roi Soleil. Contributing to these celebrations, Fuoco E Cenere had the pleasure of providing the historical music for the international TV series Versailles, which follows the young monarch’s career. We have spent the last three years in the company of Louis XIV, in the sumptuous surroundings of his court, and above all following Louis through the incredibly difficult beginning of his reign… But we have been oh so privileged to observe, as mice in the corner, the monarch’s incredibly vivid and cultivated imagination, and his incredible vision for a palace for the ages. The technical demands in building Versailles were enormous, every detail of both palace and gardens meticulously approved (or not!) by Louis. Indeed the Palace became an architectural embodiment of the King himself. The Château de Versailles rapidly became known as a wonder of the modern world and a symbol of Louis’s exploits, and did quite a bit to assure a special position for France at the time, and to this very day. While Louis’s love of music is the stuff of legends, we realized working on the series how omnipresent music was in Versailles. In one scene, we played as the court went about choosing fabrics and brocades for future finery, and for another playing dance music for a midnight fête alongside the vast Fountain of Neptune. Performing for the small screen these everyday happenings, as well as the more out of the ordinary occasions, gave us the desire to recreate a musical day in the life of Louis XIV. From morn till deepest nighttime, every gesture, every act in Versailles could boast its own harmonious accompaniment. As is frequently the case with the grandest of monarchs, Louis XIV days were well documented, his days beginning and ending in public and musically. Mealtimes, fêtes, state visits, chapel were enlivened by the different formations that comprised the King’s music. "Versailles" walks us through the eighteenth centuries’ most splendid palace and its magnificent gardens in the company of Louis XIV. Music by Lully, Charpentier, Marais, Clérambault, Dornel, Couperin, Campra, Moreau, de la Barre... With : Julie Fioretti, soprano Patricia Lavail, recorder Damien Pouvreau, theorbo Justin Taylor, harpsichord Jay Bernfeld, viola da gamba and direction
Miami Collegium Musicum

Miami Collegium Musicum:

Directed by Dr. Donald Oglesby

Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM

St Thomas Episcopal Church
5690 N Kendall Drive
Coral Gables, FL

Tickets for the performance are $20.00 General Admission, $30.00 Preferred seating. Students up to the age of 18 are admitted free of charge. College and graduate students pay $5.00. For student tickets please email Info@MiamiBachSociety.org. All students will need to show a current school ID at the door.

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Miami Collegium Musicum Donald Oglesby, Director Adam Cahill and David Pegel, Assistant Directors Arn Xu, Accompanist Soprano: Tenor: Nanette Hahr Bishopric David Chatfield Ana Maria Conte-Silva Hamilton Gutierrez Joanne Meagher Anthony Krupp Amanda Arguello Bryan Page Alto: Bass: Laura Calzolari Adam Cahill Marilyn Horowitz Robert Hartz Diane Marxen David Pegel Kitty Morgan Carlos Santiago Elizabeth Newman David Welton Rosemary Noga Welton Steven Wilson Matthew Fey Miami Bach Society Chamber Players Robert Weiner, oboe John Smith, oboe Scott Flavin, violin Evija Ozolins, violin Chauncey Patterson, viola Ross Harbaugh, cello Juan Carlos Pena, bass Program All people that on earth do dwell Tune: Old Hundredth Text: William Kethe (ca. 1530-1594); Tune: Louis Bourgeois (ca. 1510-1651); Genevan Psalter, 1551 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, Cantata BWV 79 J. S.Bach Movement 3, Chorale: Nun danket alle Gott (1685-1750) Now Thank We All Our God Tune: Nun Danket alle Gott Text: Martin Rinckart (1586-1649); Tune: Johann Cruger (1598-1662) Blessing and glory, and wisdom William Boyce and thanksgiving (1711-1779) Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196 Johann Sebastian Bach 1. Sinfonia 2. Der Herr denket an uns und segnet uns - Chorus 3. Er segnet, die den Herrn fürchten - Soprano Aria 4. Der Herr segne euch - Tenor-Bass Duet 5. Ihr seid die Gesegneten des Herrn - Chorus Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Tune: Lobe den Herren Text: Joachim Neander (1650-1680); Tune: Erneuerten Gesangbuch (1665) Chandos Anthem No. 9, George Frideric Handel O Praise the Lord with One Consent (1685-1757) 8. Your voices raise, ye Cherubim and Seraphim, to sing his praise, Alleluja - Chorus Come Thou Almighty King Text: Anon. English, ca. 1757 Tune: Pub. London, 1744 (God save the King); Tune: Whitefield’s appears in the American colonies in Urania, 1761 Intermission Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Tune: St. George's Windsor Text: Henry Alford (1800s); Tune: George Elvey, in Psalms and Hymns (1844) Chandos Anthem No. 8, O come, let us sing unto the Lord George Frideric Handel 1. Sonata 2. O come, let us sing unto the Lord 3. O come, let us worship For the Lord is a great God - Tenor aria 4. Glory and worship are before Him 5. Tell it out among the heathen 6. O Magnify the Lord - Soprano aria 7. The Lord preserveth the souls of the saints - Countertenor aria 8. For look as high as the heaven is - Tenor aria 9. There is sprung up a light for the righteous All Creatures of Our God and King Tune: Lasst Uns Erfreuen Text: Francis of Assisi (11th century), trans. Wm. Draper ca. 1905; Tune: 1623 Our Thanks to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the Choir, and to Music Director/Organist Alan Depuy!
Hopkinson Smith

Hopkinson Smith:

The Elizabethan Lute

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower
2711 Indian Mound Trail
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Tickets for the performance are $20.00 General Admission, $30.00 Preferred seating. Students up to the age of 18 are admitted free of charge. College and graduate students pay $5.00. To obtain student tickets please email Info@MiamiBachSociety.org. All students will need to show a current school ID at the door

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John Dowland, though also a sprightly and humorous composer, is most famous for the darker side of his character and the pervading melancholy that nourished his unquiet soul. But he was in no way the inventor of highly charged melodic poignancy in solo lute music. Two important composers of the generation of English lutenists that preceded him clearly show signs of great invention including moments of tormented yearnings which led to music of extraordinary depth. John Johnson (died in 1594) and Anthony Holborne (died in 1602) were the most prominent lutenists to remain in England during the Elizabethan period (Dowland spent many years on the Continent). Their œuvre contains rhapsodic Pavans of lyrical intensity and richness of harmony, spirited Galliards, striking character pieces (one of which is entitled “Mad Dog”) and elaborate variations. They were both virtuosos if the highest calibre as the daring of their diminution techniques attests. This program will highlight theirs and Dowland’s works in an evening of masterpieces from the 1580s and 90s. Mr. Smith plays a Renaissance Lute made by Joel van Lennep, New Hampshire

Concert Calendar

November 10

A day in the life of Louis XIV

November 27

Praise & Thanksgiving

December 6

MAD DOG The Elizabethan Lute

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