HIP Festival

HIP = Historically Informed Performance

2020 HIP Festival

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February 7, 2020 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 82 Kimberly Drive, Durham, NC.

Genuine George
Music of Georg Ph. Telemann, Georg Muffat, George Frideric Handel
Tamsin Simmill, mezzo-soprano; Matvey Lapin, baroque violin; William Thauer, recorder and oboe; Chris Nunnally, baroque cello; Beverly Biggs, harpsichord
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at 7:30 PM
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
82 Kimberly Drive, Durham NC 27707
Donation at the door
This concert is a part of the 2020 North Carolina HIP Music Festival, the hippest musicians on period instruments hipmusicfestival.org.
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2018 HIP Festival

Mozart & Bach: Music from Dresden – Feb. 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 82 Kimberly Drive, Durham, NC

A program of newly unearthed works from a Dresden collection of music during the reign of Friedrich Augustus I, including works by J. C. Bach and Mozart, in arrangement for two harpsichords. These pieces were played by the king himself with his court composer and arranger, Peter August. The program also includes J.S Bach’s Concerto for Two Harpsichords in C-major, BWV 1061. Elaine Funaro & Beverly Biggs, harpsichords. The duo will be joined on the J.S. Bach by a baroque string ensemble:  Allison Edberg Nyquist, Elizabeth Field, Suzanne Rousso, Stephanie Vial, and Robbie Link.

Suggested donation: $15 at the door

2016 HIP Festival: A Tale of Two Cities

A joint concert by Baroque & Beyond and Voices of a New Renaissance, showcasing choral and instrumental music from the opulent royal palaces of London and Paris. Featuring a popular composition by King Henry VIII himself, famous choruses from Purcell’s The Fairie Queene, madrigals to honor Queen Elizabeth, and two-harpsichord dance music from her court.

Also on the program are a brilliant two-harpsichord performance of Premier Concert by Rameau (from Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts) and scenes from Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s dramatic and charming mini-opera Les Plaisirs de Versailles.

Baroque & Beyond produces concerts of period music on original instruments. Voices of a New Renaissance is the Triangle’s dynamic chamber choir. This concert is presented as part of the 2016 North Carolina HIP Music Festival.

Feb. 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm
St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Durham, NC
Suggested donation $15

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   Voices of a New Renaissance

Queens Alman & La Volta – William Byrd
Madrigals for the Queen
Pastyme with Good Company  – King Henry VIII
Selections from The Faerie Queene  – Henry Purcell
Premier Concert from Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts – Jean-Philippe Rameau
Selections from Les Plaisirs de Versailles  – Marc-Antoine Charpentier


The 2014 HIP Festival includes Baroque & Beyond’s  Zephyr ~ Gentle Winds.  We are excited to present a large ensemble of baroque winds (oboes, recorders, flutes, bassoon) with two continuo cellos and harpsichord, featuring musicians from the Triangle and visiting guests from around North Carolina, New York City, and Boston.

Music includes two works by Telemann; a concerto for multiple flutes by the French composer Boismortier; a stunning sonata for two oboes, bassoon & continuo by Zelenka; and Vivaldi’s show-stopping Follia.

Zephyr Concert

Tickets are $20. They are available at the door; or online through Jan. 23. Click here to order tickets online from Preservation Chapel Hill, using PayPal.

The North Carolina HIP Music Festival includes concerts and related events from a collaborative of Triangle arts organizations and ensembles. Sixteen events are scheduled for 2014. The performances take place at various venues in Durham and Chapel Hill between Jan. 21 and Feb.7. Music lovers can purchase a HIP Festival Pass to all events for only $100 from this link:    http://www.mallarmemusic.org/NCHIPMusicFestival_000.html

Participating organizations and ensembles are Aliénor, Armonia Celeste, Baroque & Beyond, Carolina Performing Arts, Duke Performances, Duke Vespers Ensemble, Mallarmé Chamber Players, Raleigh Camerata, Gail Schroeder & Friends, UNC Department of Music, Voices for a New Renaissance, and The Vivaldi Project.