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Andreas Scholl

Apr 23rd 2017 @ Old West Church

Boston, MA
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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
3:00 PM
Old West Church
131 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114
Andreas Scholl, the extraordinary German countertenor, is an international superstar. His voice is a wonder, transporting listeners to celestial spheres of emotion and beauty. Scholl brings a rare, intimate program to Boston on this Sunday afternoon, accompanied by stellar musicians Victor Coelho (lute), David Dolata (theorbo) and Laura Jeppesen (viola da gamba).This is a one-time opportunity to experience these amazing musicians in the magnificent Old South Sanctuary, exploring Dowland, Caccini, Handel, and more. General Admission ($40) and Student Discounts ($30) are made possible through the support of Boston University's Center for Early Music Studies, the Goethe Institut - Boston and Wellesley College. This rare 1-hour performance will be followed by a leisurely meet-and-greet/CD signing by the artists.FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?Student Discount ticket holders must present a valid Student ID. Seating is open and you are welcome to sit anywhere in this beautiful, resonant sanctuary. The acoustics are great.How can I contact the organizer with any questions?Feel free to call 617.285.0448, email us here and also visit our Facebook page, at you tell me a bit about countertenor Andreas Scholl?Andreas Scholl is an amazing singer. He has won numerous awards and prizes and has released a series of extraordinary solo recordings including: Wanderer – a disc of German Lied in partnership with pianist Tamar Halperin; O Solitude – an all-Purcell album with Accademia Bizantina which won the 2012 BBC Music Magazine award; Arias for Senesino, Heroes – a disc of arias by Handel, Mozart, Hasse and Gluck, Robert Dowland's; A Musicall Banquet, Arcadia – a collection of rare and unpublished cantatas by composers from Rome’s Arcadian Circle; Wayfaring Stranger – a selection of specially arranged English and American folksongs with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Bach cantatas with Kammerorchester Basel and Vivaldi Motets with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, all of which are released on Decca. His live performances mesmerize and his DVD releases include Giulio Cesare (opposite Cecilia Bartoli), Rodelinda (with Rene Fleming) and Partenope. Can you tell me a bit about lutenist Victor Coelho?Victor Anand Coelho has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe, and is co-director of the group Il Furioso, which specializes in Italian music of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. His recordings as lutenist and director appear on the Stradivarius, Toccata Classics, and Teldec labels. Victor is also Professor of Music and Chairman of the Department Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University, director of the Center for Early Music Studies, a Fellow of Villa i Tatti and The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence.Can you tell me a bit about theorbist David Dolata?David Dolata is Professor of Musicology at Florida International University. He has played at Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Boston Early Music Festival, Spoleto Festival’s Early Music Series, and on recordings for NPR, BBC, CBS Sunday Morning, and Ars Femina. His most recent recording was of Kapsberger's 1623 Book of Arias for Toccata Classics with Il Furioso (lutenist Victor Coelho, soprano Janet Youngdahl, and Italian tenor Gian Paolo Fagotto). David's critical edition of Italian theorbo virtuoso Bellerofonte Castaldi's “Capricci a due stromenti” appears as Vols. 142 & 143 in Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, and his work on Castaldi is included in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.Can you tell me a bit about gambist Laura Jeppesen?Laura Jeppesen received a master’s degree from Yale University and subsequently studied the viola da gamba at the Hamburg Hochschule and the Brussels Conservatory. She has been a Woodrow Wilson Designate, a Fulbright Scholar, and a fellow of the Bunting Institute at Harvard. A prominent member of Boston’s early music community, she has long associations with The Boston Museum Trio, Boston Baroque, The Handel and Haydn Society, the Boston Early Music Festival and Aston Magna. In 2015 she was part of the BEMF team that won a Grammy for best opera recording. She has performed as soloist with conductors Christopher Hogwood, Edo deWaart, Seiji Ozawa, Craig Smith, Martin Pearlman, Harry Christophers, Grant Llewellyn, and Bernard Haitink. She has an extensive discography of solo and chamber works, including the gamba sonatas of J.S.Bach, music of Marin Marais, Buxtehude, Rameau, Telemann and Clerambault. She teaches at Boston University, Wellesley College and Harvard University where she recently won an award of special distinction in the teaching of undergraduates.What CD's will be available at the concert?Detailed answer coming soonCan I bring my own Scholl, Coelho, Dolata or Jeppesen CD's for them to sign?Absolutely yes.
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