Baroque Chamber Concert by Ensemble Gaudior | Modern Musick
This is the second in a series of four chamber concerts by Ensemble Gaudior.
Sunday, June 10: Modern Musick (Risa Browder and John Moran, directors)
All-Vivaldi program, featuring a concerto for two cellos and another for viola d’amore and lute
(To see the full program, click here.)
Risa Browder, violin and viola d’amore
Leslie Nero, Marlisa Woods, and Caroline Levy, violin
Stephanie Zimmerman, viola
John Moran and Stephen Moran, violoncello
Jessica Powell Eig, double bass
William Simms, lute and theorbo
Patrick Merrill, harpsichord
Ensemble Gaudior is dedicated to performing masterpieces of chamber music from the Baroque and Classical eras, using instruments from those periods or careful modern copies. By presenting this repertoire to modern concert audiences, we hope to contribute to the process of moving our world toward greater harmony. (The name Gaudior is borrowed from the musical unicorn in Madeleine L’Engle’s book A Swiftly Tilting Planet, who time-travels through the universe joyfully harmonizing with the music of the stars and planets.) Founded in 2000 and based in the Washington D.C. area, the group is built around a core instrumentation of violin and basso continuo, but frequently collaborates with guest artists in order to allow a greater variety of repertoire.