Music @ North Church — July 13 & 14, 2019:
An early music festival consisting of two early music performances by six members of the New York Baroque Incorporated ensemble was held the weekend of July 13 and 14, 2019 at TIMA’s acclaimed historic 1819 North Church building. The North Church building is located at 82 High Street in Eastport, Maine. The main space with its 23 foot ceiling is known for its exceptional acoustics (considered the best in the region) and high volume art space in a very historic setting. An evening early music performance of works by Telemann by the New York Baroque Incorporated ensemble was held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 beginning at 7 pm. A contrasting mid-afternoon program by the ensemble was held beginning at 3 pm on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Performers for the two concerts were in residence for rehearsals for three days prior to the concerts.
Program details can be found below. Tickets were $20 per concert and could be obtained from TIMA’s main building, by phone (207-853-4047) or online (Tickets). Plans for a round trip ferry service for the Saturday, July 13, 2019 evening concert from Lubec, Maine to Eastport, Maine were not successful this year.
2019 Early Music Festival Program
Saturday, July 13, 2019, 7 pm, New York Baroque Ensemble:
Quatuor No. 2 from Nouveaux quatuors en six suites, TWV 43:a2 (23’)
Concerto a 4 in D Minor, TWV 43:d2 (10’)
——— Intermission ———
Quatuor No. 1 from Nouveaux quatuors en six suites, TWV 43:D3 (18’)
Sonata en Sol Majeur pour travers, 2 violes et basse continue, TWV 43:G12 (14’)
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 3 pm, New York Baroque Ensemble:
Corelli – Trio sonata, op 3 no. 2 (7’)
CPE Bach – Trio sonata in A major (12’)
Buxtehude – Trio sonata, op 2 no 5 in A major (9’)
——— Intermission ———
Geminiani – Cello sonata, op 5 no 5 (8’)
Corelli – Violin sonata, op 5 no 3 (12’)
Handel – Trio sonata, op 2 no 6, HWV 391 (9’)
Telemann – Quatuor No. 6: “chaconne” from Nouveaux quatuors en six suites (4’)
Members of New York Baroque Incorporated who will be performing in both the July 13 & 14 concerts:
Flûte Traversière: Immanuel Davis
Violon: Andrew Fouts, Daniel S. Lee
Basse de Viole: Wen Yang
Violoncelle: Ezra Seltzer
Basse Continue: Elliot Figg
About the New York Baroque ensemble:
Hailed as “truly excellent” and “studded with stars in the making” (New York Times), New York Baroque Incorporated (NYBI) is a conductorless orchestra of period instruments in New York City, bringing vital, informed, and fresh performances of a wide range of 17th and 18th-century repertoire, as well as creating a vibrant landscape for collaborations between historical performance and living composers. NYBI has collaborated with renowned soloists including Richard Egarr, Vivica Genaux, Monica Huggett, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Spoleto Festival USA. Striving to make period instruments a living art form, NYBI has premiered works by Nico Muhly, Hollis Taylor, and Huang Ruo. The orchestra also dedicates itself to bring to life unknown works of the Baroque, and has revived and presented modern-day premieres of Cavalli’s Veremonda (1652), Aliotti’s Santa Rosalia (1687) and Seckendorff’s Proserpina (1777).
The 2019-20 season will see NYBI’s debut performance at the Miller Theatre. The orchestra returns to Saint Thomas Church for 2 concerts: the annual holiday tradition of Handel’s Messiah, and CPE Bach’s Die letzten Leiden des Erlösers (The Last Sufferings of Christ). For information and upcoming events visit New York Baroque.
Early Music Concerts at North Church, 2015-
2015 (August 13, 7 pm): Joachim Woitun (baroque cello), soloist.
2016 (July 23, 7 pm): Baroque quartet with Geoffrey Burgess (baroque oboe), Eve Friedman (baroque flute), Leon Schelhase (harpsichord), and Joachim Woitun (baroque cello).
2017 (August 12, 7 pm): Mozart quintet with Anna Maria Baeza (clarinet), Trond Saeverud (violin), Consuela Sherba (violin), Joachim Woitun (baroque cello), Alexandra Zaburdaeva Lorimer (violin).
2018 (July 14, 7 pm & July 15, 3 pm): Ensemble Abendmusik with Gigi Turgeon (violin I), Laura Papandrea (violin II), Anne Black (viola), Sarah Freiberg Ellison (violoncello), Andrew Arceci (bass), Teresa Wakim (soprano), Joshua Cohen (baroque trumpet), and James David Christie (organ).