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Baroque Flute Chamber Music with Bethany Gonella

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

Bethany Gonella, traverso
presents
Baroque Flute Chamber Music with Bethany Gonella

Admission is FREE

Bethany Gonella, traverso
Seulgee Lee Nelson, harpsichord and organ
Julie Elhard, viola da gamba
Lindsey Bordner, baroque violin
SungAe Song, traverso
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano

This concert features four contrasting, character-filled pieces for baroque flute with varying chamber ensembles. The flute is joined by harpsichord, gamba, violin, voice, organ, and another flute to tell expressive and engaging musical stories.

PROGRAM
Georg Philipp Telemann - Quartet in b minor from “Six Nouveaux Quatuors in Six Suites” for flute, violin, cello, and basso continuo, TWV 43:h2
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - Trio for 2 Flutes and Basso Continuo in D Major, F48
Johann Sebastian Bach - Aria for Soprano and Flute from Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: “Seele, deine Spezereien”
François Couperin - Second Concert from Concerts Royaux

Bethany Gonella is a flutist, piccoloist, and baroque flutist based in Saint Paul.  She performs as an extra/substitute musician with the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra and plays regularly in the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and the Winona Symphony Orchestra.  She holds degrees in flute performance from Northwestern University and the University of Southern California and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota. She enjoys playing chamber music of a wide variety of styles and historical eras, and she especially loves baroque music. In 2016, she received a grant from Metropolitan Regional Arts Council to purchase a baroque flute and pursue further study in that field. Bethany maintains an active flute teaching studio along with her performance work and enjoys working with students of all levels and ages. She teaches both privately in the Twin Cities and as adjunct flute professor at Winona State University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, biking, and gardening. You can read more and learn about upcoming performances at www.BethanyGonella.com.