Andreas Scholl, the extraordinary German countertenor, is an international superstar. His voice remains a wonder, transporting listeners to celestial spheres of emotion and beauty. Scholl brings a rare, intimate program to Boston on this Sunday afternoon, accompanied by stellar American musicians Victor Coelho (lute), David Dolata (theorbo) and Laura Jeppeson (viola da gamba). This is a one-time opportunity to experience these amazing musicians in the magnificent Old South Sanctuary, exploring Dowland, Caccini, Handel, and more.
Early Bird $40 tickets are available now through February 1st, with the kind assistance of Boston University's Center for Early Music Studies, and Goethe Institut - Boston. This extraordinary 1-hour performance will be followed by a leisurely meet-and-greet/CD signing by the artists.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, just your tickets. Admission is General, first come - first seated, and you are welcome to sit anywhere in this beautiful, resonant sanctuary. The acoustics are great.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Feel free to call 617.285.0448, email us here and also visit our Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/CameralMusicAriFrankel/
Can you tell me a bit about countertenor Andreas Scholl?
Andreas Scholl is an amazing singer. He has won numerous awards and prizes and has released a series of extraordinary solo recordings including: Wanderer – a disc of German Lied in partnership with pianist Tamar Halperin; O Solitude – an all-Purcell album with Accademia Bizantina which won the 2012 BBC Music Magazine award; Arias for Senesino, Heroes – a disc of arias by Handel, Mozart, Hasse and Gluck, Robert Dowland's; A Musicall Banquet, Arcadia – a collection of rare and unpublished cantatas by composers from Rome’s Arcadian Circle; Wayfaring Stranger – a selection of specially arranged English and American folksongs with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Bach cantatas with Kammerorchester Basel and Vivaldi Motets with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, all of which are released on Decca. His live performances mesmerize and his DVD releases include Giulio Cesare (opposite Cecilia Bartoli), Rodelinda (with Rene Fleming) and Partenope.
Can you tell me a bit about lutenist Victor Coelho?
Victor Anand Coelho has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe, and is co-director of the group Il Furioso, which specializes in Italian music of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. His recordings as lutenist and director appear on the Stradivarius, Toccata Classics, and Teldec labels. Victor is also Professor of Music and Chairman of the Department Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University, director of the Center for Early Music Studies, a Fellow of Villa i Tatti and The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence.
Can you tell me a bit about theorbist David Dolata?
David Dolata is Professor of Musicology at Florida International University. He has played at Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Boston Early Music Festival, Spoleto Festival’s Early Music Series, and on recordings for NPR, BBC, CBS Sunday Morning, and Ars Femina. His most recent recording was of Kapsberger's 1623 Book of Arias for Toccata Classics with Il Furioso (lutenist Victor Coelho, soprano Janet Youngdahl, and Italian tenor Gian Paolo Fagotto). David's critical edition of Italian theorbo virtuoso Bellerofonte Castaldi's “Capricci a due stromenti” appears as Vols. 142 & 143 in Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, and his work on Castaldi is included in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Can you tell me a bit about gambist Laura Jeppesen?
Laura Jeppesen is principal violist of Boston Baroque and plays viola and viola da gamba with the Handel and Haydn Society, Aston Magna, the Boston Museum Trio, the Carthage Consort, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and BEMF Chamber Ensemble, as well as rebec and vielle with Blue Heron. Her extensive discography includes music for solo viola da gamba, the gamba sonatas of J. S. Bach, Buxtehude’s Trio Sonatas opus 1 and 2, Telemann’s Paris Quartets, Rameau’s Pièces de Clavecin en concerts, and music of Marin Marais. Laura has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Woodrow Wilson Designate, and a Fellow of Radcliffe’s Bunting Institute.
What CD's will be available at the concert?
detailed answer coming soon
Can I bring my own Scholl, Coelho, Dolata or Jeppesen CD's for them to sign?