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CANCELLED: Fetes Galantes Concert
Start Date: 9/15/2016Start Time: 7:30 PM

Event Description

A concert of French and Italian Baroque music performed on period instruments by three internationally known artists.

Fêtes Galantes: A Baroque Celebration

with Tina Chancey, Pardessus de Viole
John Mark Rozendaal, bass de Viole
Webb Wiggins, Harpsichord

Additional Event: University Convocation: Thursday, September 15, 11:30am-12:30pm
In Cone Chapel, in Waller Hall
Free and open to the public

Three world famous musicians specializing in music of the Baroque period will present a concert of French and Italian  music from this period. This will be one of several concerts the group will perform as part of their west coast tour to promote an upcoming CD.  

It sounds like a story from The Voice, a shy instrument treated like a poor step-child comes into its own and blows the competition away. But that’s what happened to the pardessus de viole, a small baroque string instrument invented for wealthy women amateurs who would NEVER be seen playing the violin. Why did this little fiddle spark such a Cinderella story? You’ll understand if you come to Fétes Galantes: A Baroque Celebration. Tina Chancey has brought three tiny, antique string instruments, plus musicians John Mark Rozendaal on viol and Webb Wiggins on harpsichord, to recreate the heady atmosphere of Versailles. They’re playing music by Couperin, Marais, Corelli, as well as the first modern performance of Forqueray’s fiendishly difficult bass viol suites, all on pardessus.

ABOUT TINA CHANCEY: Director of the world-traveled early/traditional music fusion group Hesperus since 1979, her particular specialty is the pardessus de viole; with support from the National Endowment for the Arts she presented pardessus debut concerts at Carnegie Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has released four pardessus recordings, most recently Couperin Concerts Royaux in February, 2016. She is the director of an International Pardessus Conference, consisting of scholarly papers, lecture demonstrations and concerts, to take place at the Boston Early Music Festival in June, 2017.

Tina Chancey returned home in quiet splendor last night. Playing together with easy rapport and mature musicianship [her ensemble] brought the antique music brilliantly to life.  
— Cleveland Plain Dealer

She played quick movements deftly and there was much to admire in her stylish ornamentation and in her careful shaping of the adagios and sarabandes.  
—New York Times

To hear this instrument played by a specialist with Chancey’s proficiency was a rare and delightful experience. —Washington Post

John Mark Rozendaal is founding Artistic Director of the Chicago Baroque Ensemble. Both a baroque cellist and viola da gambist, Rozendaal has made numerous recordings on the Cedille and Centaur labels, and is a frequent clinician at Viols West and the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave.

Webb Wiggins,  recognized and lauded internationally for his innovative and musical continuo realizations, has performed and recorded with many US ensembles, including the Folger Consort, the Dryden Ensemble, Kings Noyse, Chatham Baroque, Hesperus, the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, the Catacoustic Consort, the Baltimore Consort, Violins of Lafayette, Apollo’s Fire, the Smithsonian Chamber Players and Orchestra, The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony, and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.  His collaborations with soloists, both vocal and instrumental, have earned him high respect among his colleagues in the world of baroque music. Wiggins is also one of the foremost teachers of harpsichord as well as a coach for chamber music and director of baroque opera.  He has been associate professor of harpsichord at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and serves on the faculty of the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.

COUPERIN with John Mark Rozendaal and Charles Weaver /> LECLAIR  with Webb Wiggins and Susie Napper /> BOISMORTIER with the Trio Pardessus
Location Information:
*WU Campus

*WU Campus - Waller Hall  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300

*WU Campus - Waller Hall  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300
Room: Cone Chapel
Contact Information:
Name: Diane P Trevett-Sedoruk
Phone: (503) 370-6687
Fetes Galantes
Admission / Ticket Info:
Admission is free and without ticket. Contributions will be accepted to support summer study for Willamette University music students. Suggested $8 Adult; $5 Student.
Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University Dept of Music and Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series.
Other Details:
Additional Event:
University Convocation
Thursday, Sept. 15, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cone Chapel
Fee and open to the public.

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