Single tickets $25
❪❪❪ Echoes ❫❫❫ from the 17th Century
Baroque & Beyond’s final concert of the 2022-23 season revels in the unrestrained drama of 17th-century instrumental music. From the improvisatory Stylus Fantasticus to more structured dance forms, echo effects and extravagant imitation abound. Violinists Allison Nyquist and David Sariti are joined by Billy Simms on Theorbo and Stephanie Vial on Cello. Program includes Marini’s Echo Sonata as well as works by Biber, Schemlzer, and Rosenmuller. Learn More
- Biagio Marini’s Sonata in Ecco, op. 8 in D major
- Heinrich Ignaz Biber’s Mensa Sonora Pars II in F major
- Fantasias and Ricercars by Francesco da Milano with Billy Simms on Renaissance Lute
- Giovanni Valentini’s Sonata a 5, no. 1 in G minor
- Isabella Leonarda’s Sonata for two violins op. 16, no. 9 in C major
- J. H. Schmelzer’s Serenata con altre arie
- Georg Muffat’s Armonico Tributo no. 5 in G major
Violinist David Sariti enjoys a multifaceted career, with performance and research interests that span four centuries, on both period and modern instruments. He has recently appeared as recitalist at universities across the country, as soloist with orchestra, and in diverse chamber collaborations. He has made a special study of the music collection of Thomas Jefferson, and has given numerous presentations at Jefferson’s Monticello. Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, Dr. Sariti directs the Baroque Orchestra and currently serves as the Music Department’s Director of Performance. He holds degrees from Ithaca College, the University of Akron, and the Hartt School.
William Simms is an active performer of early music. Equally adept on lute, theorbo and baroque guitar, he appears regularly with Apollo’s Fire, The Washington Bach Consort, The Arcadia Players, IndyBaroque, The Thirteen and Three Notch’d Road. He has performed numerous operas, cantatas, and oratorios with such ensembles as The Washington National Opera, The Cleveland Opera, Opera Lafayette, and American Opera Theatre. Venues include The National Cathedral, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Library of Congress, Tanglewood, The Kennedy Center and The Barns at Wolftrap. He has toured and recorded with The Baltimore Consort as well as with Apollo’s Fire. He performed on the
Grammy winning Songs of Orpheus with Apollo’s Fire and Karim Sulayman. His recording with Ronn McFarlane, Two Lutes, was the CD pick of the week on WETA in Washington DC in 2012. Mr. Simms received a Bachelor of Music from The College of Wooster and a Master of Music from Peabody Conservatory. He serves on the faculties of Mount St. Mary’s University and Hood College, and is the founder and director of the Hood College Early Music Ensemble. He has recorded for the Dorian, Centaur, Naxos and Eclectra labels.
Asa Zimmerman is a violinist and violist based in Cockeysville, Maryland. In this capacity, they perform with a number of ensembles, including The Smithsonian Chamber Players, The Washington Bach Consort, Tempesta di Mare, The Thirteen, The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Burning River Baroque, Musica Spira, Mallarmé Chamber Players, The Handel Choir of Baltimore, Baltimore Baroque Band, and Charm City Baroque. Asa holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a Master of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory. They are currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Peabody.
Violist Suzanne Rousso serves as the artistic director of the Mallarmé Music, an ensemble known for its eclectic programming and as one of the region’s most diverse collectives of musicians. She previously served as Director of Operations and Education of the Portland (Maine) Symphony and Director of Education for the North Carolina Symphony. Ms. Rousso was educated at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and at New England Conservatory. She has more recently pursued Baroque viola playing and historically informed performance. She has participated in both Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, is a member of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra and a regular player with Duke Chapel’s Bach Cantata Series in which Mallarmé is a musical partner. She has served on the boards of the American Federation of Musicians Local #500 and Arts North Carolina, an advocacy organization for arts and arts education in NC.
Artistic Director, Stephanie Vial, is a widely respected cellist, praised for her technical flair and expressive sense of phrasing. Vial is also Co-director of The Vivaldi Project and has given solo and chamber music concerts, lectures, and master classes at numerous universities and institutions throughout the US: The Shrine to Music Museum in South Dakota, The University of Virginia, Boston Conservatory, McGill University, and The Curtis Institute of Music. Vial holds a DMA in 18th-century performance practice from Cornell University where she studied with John Hsu. She is the author of The Art of Musical Phrasing in the Eighteenth Century: Punctuating the Classical “Period,” published by the University of Rochester Press, and the creator of DancingwithBach.com, a video project exploring performance practice and the solo Bach cello suites. She has recorded for the Dorian Label, Naxos, Hungaroton, and Centaur Records. Vial calls Durham, NC, home, where she is a lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ethan Glattfelder is a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill in the School of Information and Library Science, graduating with his master’s degree in May. A native of New Jersey, Ethan studied French Literature at Princeton University before moving to North Carolina. In his free time, he enjoys baking, reading, and doing the New York Times crossword. Ethan is a violist in the UNC Baroque Ensemble. At Princeton, he studied baroque viola with Nancy Wilson.