2013 – 2014 Season

October 13, 2013     3:00 PM

Vanish ev’ry torment

Baritone James Weaver & soprano Florence Peacock take the spotlight in J.S. Bach’s Cantata 32, Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen – a beautiful cantata portraying the Soul and Jesus, accompanied by oboe, strings and continuo. Weaver enjoys an international career, performing and recording with American Bach Soloists and other groups world-wide. With Andrew Bonner, baroque violin; Joey O’Donnell, baroque viola, Robbie Link, bass viol, and William Thauer, baroque oboe. Instrumental works include trio sonatas by Telemann and Graun.

James Weaver, baritone







January 26, 2014     3:00 PM

Zephyr ~ gentle winds

The talented baroque wind players of our region join forces to recreate the magic of works by Telemann, Zelenka, and Boismortier for large and small ensembles. The concert features multiple baroque recorders, flutes, and oboes; Sally Merriman, baroque bassoon, from Boston; Barbara Krumdieck, baroque cello; and Beverly Biggs, harpsichord. This performance launches the 2014 HIP Festival, a celebration of historically informed baroque concerts produced by a collaborative of early music organizations and ensembles.






March 2, 2014

Waking the Spirit:  Andrew Willis & friends

Andrew Willis will play on two fortepianos, after Stein (1784) and Dulcken (1815).  Joining him will be Rebecca Troxler, baroque flute, and Stephanie Vial, cello, in trios by CPE Bach and Haydn; and Sally Renée Todd, fortepiano, in the Grande Sonate for four hands by virtuoso composer Ignaz Moscheles. Each instrument is uniquely well suited to awaken the spirit of the compositions on the program.

Andrew Willis, fortepianist