International Tropical Baroque
Music Festival XIV

 

EL MUNDO

EL MUNDO

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM

EL Mundo , Grammy Nominee, Directed by world-renowned guitarist and lutenist Richard Savino. “El Mundo plays with a refreshing lack of rigidity or dogmatism,” says the New York Times, and Savino is a baroque guitarist hailed as “a player of high technique and sensitivity to style” (Gramophone).  Read More

Dmitry Sinkovsky and Friends

Dmitry Sinkovsky and Friends

Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM

A phenomenal musician, giving himself entirely to music and with incredible energy and absolutely dazzling technique, Dmitry has combined two very rare gifts – as a baroque violin virtuoso and as a unique singer. A passionate Russian artist, Dmitry is the rapidly emerging star of the next generation of baroque violinists. He became completely enamoured of baroque repertoire while still a student at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Dmitry is a current beneficiary of the international Jumpstart Jr Foundation which provides him with an original Francesco Ruggeri violin made in Cremona in 1675. A highly regarded laureate in numerous European competitions over the last eight years, his beautiful voice will shine in between his performances of the exciting violin concertos of Antonio Vivaldi.  Read More

Thomas Dunford

Thomas Dunford

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 8:00 PM

"a teenage rock star of the lute"... Tom started playing the lute when he was five years old, and has been playing professionally since he was 14. Growing up he had posters on his wall of this really famous lutenist, Paul O’Dette, who’s an enormous bearded kind of hobbit figure. Where other kids had Baywatch posters in their bedrooms, he had this elfin king, Tolkien image. When people listen to Glenn Gould playing the piano — Bach or something like that — they hear him humming in the background as if he was creating the music from scratch. It’s like that with actors, too. Al Pacino described Mark Rylance as someone who speaks Shakespeare like it was written last night, and Tom plays the lute like that. He plays in a very free style. It feels very improvisatory.  Read More

Tempesta di Mare

Tempesta di Mare

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM

March 3, 2016, 8:00 PM: Tempesta di Mare, Fanfare magazine has hailed Tempesta di Mare for its "abundant energy, immaculate ensemble, impeccable intonation, and an undeniable sense of purpose." Led by directors Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone with concertmaster Emlyn Ngai, Tempesta performs baroque music on baroque instruments with a repertoire that ranges from staged opera to chamber music. The group performs all orchestral repertoire without a conductor, as was the practice when this music was new. Tempesta's Philadelphia Concert Series, noted by the Philadelphia Inquirer for its "off-the-grid chic factor," emphasizes creating a sense of discovery for artists and audiences alike. Launched in 2002, the series has included 31 modern world premieres of lost or forgotten baroque masterpieces, leading the Inquirer to describe Tempesta as "an old-music group that acts like a new-music group, by pushing the cutting edge back rather than forward." Its supporters include the Pew Charitable Trusts, the William Penn Foundation, the Presser Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In a marketplace dominated by European ensembles, Tempesta is the only American baroque music group to record for the prestigious British-based Chandos label. Releases include Weiss: Lute Concerti (2004), Handel: Flaming Rose (2007), Scarlatti: Cantatas and Chamber Music (2010), Fasch: Orchestral Music, vol.1 (2008), vol.2 (2011) and vol.3 (2012), Mancini: Solos for a Flute (2014), Bach Trio Sonatas (2014), and Comédie & Tragédie, vol. 1 (2015). Comédie & Tragédie, vol. 2 will be released in 2016. Live performances have been broadcast nationally on SymphonyCast, Performance Today, Sunday Baroque and Harmonia. Tempesta di Mare's concert recordings are distributed worldwide via the European Broadcasting Union, the world's foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond. Tempesta di Mare has toured from Oregon to Prague. Notable recent appearances have included the International Handel Festival in Göttingen, Germany; the group's New York debut at the Frick Collection; the orchestra's first European tour to the International Fasch Festival in Zerbst and a sold-out appearance on the Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series in Hartford, Connecticut.  Read More

QuickSilver

QuickSilver

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM

QuickSilver, “Revered like rock stars within the early music scene” (New York Times), Q u i c k s i l v e r brings together leading historically-informed performers today. "enlightening...the audience was on its feet cheering and hooting as if it were a rock show" - New York Times "the pinnacle of what chamber music can be“ -Milwaukee Shepherd Express  Read More

Echoing Air

Echoing Air

Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Echoing Air, Echoing Air is a dynamic ensemble specializing in the repertoire of the English Baroque, with an emphasis on chamber works featuring countertenor voices with baroque ensemble.  Read More