Continuing our survey of the vast literature of the concerto grosso, NYBI turns to a collection of firsts to start our third season. Beginning at the genre’s roots with Stradella, Il Grosso Nuovo features innovative Baroque music, and concludes with Huang Ruo’s brand new Distant Mountain for period instruments.
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Stradella Sonata di viole
Telemann Viola Concerto, TWV 51:G9
Vivaldi Concerto for Viola d’amore and Lute in D minor, RV 540
Telemann Concerto for Recorder and Viola da Gamba, TWV 52:a1
Huang Ruo Distant Mountain
Il Grosso Primo
NYBI’s Housewarming Concert and Benefit Party
Come party with us as NYBI inaugurates its residency at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, and wraps up its second season! This kick-off event brings you Il Grosso Primo, the first installment of a multi-season exploration of the archetypal form of Baroque orchestral music, the concerto grosso.
Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Concert at 7:00 P.M. Reception at 8:30 P.M.
Saint Ignatius of Antioch 552 West End Avenue, NYC
Telemann Overture-Suite in D major from Tafelmusik
Vivaldi Concerto in b minor for 4 violins and cello
Locatelli Concerto grosso op. 7, no. 6
Corelli Concerto grosso op. 6, no. 1 in D major
Il Barocco Italiano
Gentlemen of NYBI play toccatas, chiaconas and sonatas of Italia
Presented by May in Montclair
Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. Free Admission
Central Presbyterian Church 46 Park Street, Montclair, NJ
Daniel S. Lee violino
Ezra Seltzer violoncello
Jeffery Grossman cimbalo
Stradella Sinfonia in D
Fontana Sonata sesta
Frescobaldi Toccata settima
Corelli Sonata a violino e violone e cimbalo, op. 5 No.2
Geminiani Cello Sonata in F major, op. 5 No.5
Scarlatti Variations on La follia
Bertali Ciaconna per violino solo
Music of the Jewish Diaspora: Ghetto to Court
Presented by Music Before 1800
From the ghetto of Prague to the courts of Venice and Mantua, Jewish composers left a rich but rarely-heard legacy of Baroque music. New York Baroque Incorporated will give sound to these muted voices. Program includes repertoire of the 17th century Prague ghetto orchestra, as well as works of Salomone Rossi, Benedetto Marcello, and Felix Mendelssohn.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 7:30 P.M.
The Kosciuszko Foundation 15 East 65th Street, NYC
Love, Betray, Sacrifice, Die: Thematic Music of the Italian Baroque
Experience imaginative reveries as NYBI presents some of the most evocative music from the early 18th Century. Dramatic overtures, concerti grossi, and a full-blown battle piece will immerse you in images of passion, duplicity, warfare, and valiant death.
Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.
Antonio Vivaldi Sinfonia from L’Olimpiade, RV 725
Francesco Geminiani Concerto grosso in E minor, after Arcangelo Corelli’s op. 5, no. 8
Vivaldi Sinfonia from Ercole su’l Termodonte, RV 710
Giovanni Battista Ferrandini Concerto a 5 in E Minor
Pietro Antonio Locatelli Concerto grosso in C minor, op. 1 no. 11
Vivaldi Sinfonia in B minor “al Santo Sepolcro,” RV 169
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Battalia
The Virtuosi of Cöthen
presented by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts
Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.
The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium 417 East 61st Street, New York, NY
Berlin’s loss was music’s gain. In 1713, the king of Prussia fired many of his finest musicians, unwittingly sending them into the employ of the court at Cöthen. Upon J.S. Bach’s arrival a few years later, he had a pool of virtuoso instrumentalists at his disposal unlike anything he had worked with before. A rich flowering of instrumental music followed. Monica Huggett will lead New York Baroque Incorporated in orchestral music from Bach’s Cöthen years, when some of the most beloved works of the baroque were produced.
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1067
Violin concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor, BWV 1060
Violin concerto in E major, BWV 1042
Triple violin concerto in D major, BWV 1064
March 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
This spring, NYBI will explore the styles of jazz, rock, and folk in the music of the 17th and 18th century. The program features Groove Theory, a concerto written for eminent baroque violinist Monica Huggett by jazz violinist Hollis Taylor in 2000. The composition features a fusion of jazz, rock, blues, and folk styles, all written idiomatically for Baroque strings and percussion, recontextualizing both the sonorities of the Baroque and the 20th century. NYBI will also explore the styles of jazz, rock, and folk in the music of the 17th and 18th centuries.
George Frideric Handel (spurious) – Suite in D major for trumpet, strings, and continuo
Georg Philipp Telemann – Ouverture-Suite “Burlesque de Quixotte”
Antonio Vivaldi – Violin Concerto “Il Favorito,” RV 277
Georg Muffat – Sonata No. 2 from Armonico tributo (1682)
Hollis Taylor – Groove Theory (2001)
The Big Bang
December 9th, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.
NYBI tells a creation story in the music of:
Jean-Fery Rebel Les Elemens (1737–8)
Georg Philipp Telemann Wassermusik, Ouverture “Hamburger Ebb und Fluht,” TWV 55:C3 (1723)
George Frideric Handel Overture from Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11 (1715)
Carlo Farina Capriccio Stravagante (1627)
Jean-Philippe Rameau Entrée d’Abaris (from Les Boréades, 1763)
The Red Priest at the Red Fish
August 19, 2012 at 7:30 P.M
Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer) (Daniel Lee, violin)
Overture in E minor Tafelmusik
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto in F Major, RV 433 “Tempesta di Mare” (Priscilla Smith, recorder)
La Folia (trans. for concerto grosso)