Lunchtime Concert Series
Telemann in Paris with Flying Forms
Admission is FREE
Marc Levine, baroque violin
Tulio Rondón, viola da gamba
Tami Morse, harpsichord
Immanuel Davis, traverso
David Ross, traverso
Before traveling to Paris, Telemann prepared a set of works in the French style for traverso (baroque flute), violin, viola da gamba, and continuo called the Paris Quartets. Come hear Telemann beat the French at their own game with some of his best chamber works with guests Immanuel Davis and David Ross, traverso.
PROGRAM (selected from)
Selections from the Paris Quartets
Concerto Primo in G Major
Sonata Prima in A Major
Deuxième Suite in B Minor
Premiére Suite in D Major, Nouveaux Quators
BOISMORTIER Sonata à Quatre Parties, Op. 34, No. 6
BLAVET works for 2 flutes
FORQUERAY works for solo harpsichord
Flying Forms, formed in 2005, is a baroque chamber music ensemble based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Core members include Marc Levine, baroque violin, Tulio Rondón, baroque cello and viola da gamba, and Tami Morse, harpsichord. In Saint Paul, the group presents its own series of concerts each year at The Baroque Room, a performance space the group created in 2011. Recent programs have included complete sets of the Rameau harpsichord concerti, Corelli violin sonatas, J. S. Bach sonatas for violin or viola da gamba with obligato harpsichord, as well as larger programs featuring Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, the triple harpsichord concerti of J. S. Bach, and Handel’s The Messiah. Past performances have included concerts in notable venues and series including New York’s Symphony Space, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Twin Cities Early Music Festival, the DaeJeon Baroque music festival in Seoul, South Korea, and the Boston Early Music Festival, where the group produced a fully-staged production of Henry Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas.
A strong advocate for early music education, Flying Forms has, in addition to many visits and performances at colleges and secondary schools, been in residence with Lawrence University, the University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire), Minnesota Youth Symphonies, and Minnesota Public Radio as Class Notes artists. In these residencies, the group has given masterclasses, coached baroque orchestras and chamber ensembles, performed in side-by-side concerts, given classroom presentations, and ran a complete summer program in baroque music performance.
Flying Forms has been heard regularly on Minnesota Public Radio and is in demand as recitalists in the Twin Cities and across the region. The group also performs contemporary music written for historical instruments and has commissioned many new works for the ensemble or solo harpsichord. A testament to their commitment to new music is their debut CD, New Music for Old Instruments, featuring the music of Paris-based composer Nissim Schaul.
Flying Forms is committed to being a presence that transforms communities and inspires expression through excellence in performance, innovative education, and creative collaboration.
Immanuel Davis is one of the most versatile flutists of his generation. Equally at home on the modern and baroque flutes, Immanuel has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and abroad. In 2005 he received a Fulbright Fellowship to study baroque flute with Wilbert Hazelzet at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Since then he has performed as soloist and chamber player with such early music ensembles as Early Music New York, ARTEK, Lyra Baroque and the Bach Society of Minnesota and Mercury Orchestra of Houston. He has also had the pleasure of performing on NPR’s “Performance Today” and in recitals with baroque flute luminaries Barthold Kuijken and Wilbert Hazelzet.
Recently, Immanuel released his second CD, “On a Clear Morning”, a program of works by Philippe Gaubert performed on Period French Instruments – A 19th-century Louis Lot Flute and an Erard Grand Piano.
Immanuel has been the flute professor at the University of Minnesota since 2001. He is also an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.
Praised by the New York Times for the “limpid sweetness” of his baroque flute playing, David Ross performs frequently as a baroque flute soloist with the Sebastians in NYC, as principal flutist with Mercury in Houston, and many other ensembles including the English Concert, the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, REBEL, New York Baroque Incorporated, the Washington Baroque Consort, the Lyra Baroque Orchestra, and the Oregon Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra.
David earned historical performance degrees from both the renowned Koninlijk Conservatorium in Holland and the relatively new program at the Juilliard School in NYC. Prior to his specialization in early music he studied modern flute at the Cleveland Institute of Music. David's expertise in historical flutes ranges from the emergence of the one-key baroque flute around 1700 to the many-key conical flutes of the late 1800s that would have been familiar to Brahms.