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A Grand Tour - Ladyslipper Ensemble

  • The Baroque Room 275 4th Street East, Suite 280 Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)

Ladyslipper Ensemble
presents
A Grand Tour

Sahar Hassan, mezzo-soprano
Ginna Watson, violin
Paul Berget, baroque lute, baroque guitar, theorbo, viola da gamba
Phillip Rukavina, theorbo
Mary Virginia Burke, viola da gamba

$20 | $15 Seniors & Students | $10, 12 and Under

FEATURING: Songs, sonatas, and suites by ECCLES, VISEE, LAMBERT, BALLARD, BLOW, MOULINIE, PURCELL, KEISER, WEISS, CASTALDI, MARINI and KAPSBERGER.

The Ensemble travels between London and Paris, from the Isles to the Continent: Across the Channel and back. We continue our journey with Italianate Germans and Germanic Italians, focusing on the exchange of musical styles that came about when creative traffic, between Italy and Germany, truly took off in the course of cultural tourism.

This concert will include music from "The Mad Lover" by John Eccles, Suite for solo lute by Robert de Visée, in addition to songs by Michel Lambert, Robert Ballard, John Blow, Étienne Moulinié and Henry Purcell. Also on the program, "Geloso sospetto" from Reinhard Keiser's Octavia, as well as Suite from L'infidèle by Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Capriccio detto Spagnolino of Bellerfronte Castaldi, Sonata à Basso è Violino ò Concerto in d minor by Biagio Marini and a set by Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger.

Ladyslipper Ensemble was born when a group of friends, who share a deep passion for the same repertoire, came together to make music. We are dedicated to uncovering lost works and bringing more live music to the community. Our mission is to introduce our audiences to rarely heard works and we are committed to education through public libraries and schools. By offering innovative repertoire and engaging music lovers in discussions, Ladyslipper Ensemble presents programs that are friendly in a setting that challenges the listener to explore the unfamiliar, thereby creating a deeper appreciation for forgotten works. We strive to usher audiences beyond the realm of tradition, by breaking barriers between listeners and performers. The Ensemble has two components: early and modern. In this program you will hear works from the 17th century performed on period instruments.