Mar012012

Tropical Baroque Music Festival XIII Comes to Coral Gables

Courtesy of The Miami Herald

I spotted this in The Miami Herald this morning and thought I’d share this terrific event with you. According to The Miami Herald, the Miami Bach Society’s Tropical Baroque Music Festival XIII returns to several venues in the Coral Gables area March 3-11. One of the highlights will be legendary viola da gamba player and conductor Jordi Savall, who will perform with his renowned ensemble Hesperion XXI on Monday, March 5, thanks to the generosity of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

There are many dates and artists to choose from. Hope you get to enjoy one or more of these concerts. I will be!

For ticket and more details click here.

Concerto Soave: Concerto Soave
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 3rd, 8:00 p.m. Concerto Soave from Marseilles, perform works of Scarlatti and Handel St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.

“Bach” to the Movies: MBS Tribute to Miami International Film Festival
Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 4th, Miami Bach Society’s Tribute to the Miami International Film Festival, offers 2 events during the day for the price of one.

Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI: Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI

Monday, March 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI, renowned Spanish early music icon brings his chamber ensemble to South Florida.

Asteria, American Duo, Eric Redlinger and Sylvia Rhyne: Songs from The Dijon Chansonnier
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Asteria, American Duo, Eric Redlinger and Sylvia Rhyne , living in France, give a lecture/musical demonstration of songs from the Dijon Chansonnier. In their presentation, Asteria will take us on a tour of some of the sites where music was written and performed in the late Middle Ages, including the last remaining palace belonging to the Dukes of Burgundy, to see what these sites tell us about the role of music in 15th century Europe.

Lautten Compagney from Berlin: Lautten Compagney
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Lautten Compagney from Berlin, one of the most renowned baroque ensembles in Germany, and performs in diverse chamber music formations that include baroque opera orchestra. Its repertoire covers a wide spectrum of works of the 16th to the 18th centuries. With concerts and opera performances, the ensemble performs at renowned festivals and events throughout Germany and abroad, constantly surprising with its original programs and new discoveries of unknown works.

Anonymous 4: Renowned American female quartet perform Mediaeval

Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Anonymous 4, from New York, renowned American female quartet perform Mediaeval works. In 2012, Anonymous 4 celebrates their 25th year of creating, touring, and recording innovative programs of medieval music, new music, and music from America. To mark the occasion, the group will re-visit some of their very favorite pieces and look forward toward new musical journeys as well, with a retrospective program.

 Fuoco e Cenere directed by Jay Bernfeld: Works of Monteverdi
Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Fuoco e Cenere, from Paris, directed by Jay Bernfeld, performs concert works of Monteverdi.

 Donal Fox: Jazz Bach

Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Donal Fox, noted jazz pianist from New York makes his South Florida debut performing Jazz Bach, Riviera Presbyterian Church, 5275 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables.

Brass Miami, led by Brian Neal: Festival Finale-Fireworks display
Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Brass Miami, Annual Fireworks Concert led by Brian Neal, the celebrated local ensemble performs Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music and Baroque favorites closing with a real fireworks display at the Biltmore Hotel. Celebrating its third season, Brass Miami has succeeded in producing a unique, unmistakable collective sound with nine individuals renowned as soloists. Led by former Dallas Brass solo trumpet Brian Neal, the members are drawn from outstanding orchestras and ensembles such as the Empire Brass, Naples Philharmonic, Boca Symphonia, Miami Symphony, and Miami City Ballet Orchestra. As an ensemble their musical finesse can produce a range from the most transparent chamber music sound to the symphonic magnificence and dynamics that only brass instrumentalists can produce. Their exciting program will range from the late Renaissance to High Baroque and beyond, including pieces by Gabrieli, Bach, Handel, Lully, and others.

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