Tag Archives: Amanda Balestrieri

Baroque Confections from Seicento Baroque Ensemble

A review by Betsy Schwarm Photo credits: Britt Ripley “The show must go on:” a time-worn mantra that doesn’t allow for global pandemics.  From the Berlin Philharmonic to jazz ensembles at brew pubs, live music experiences are on hold.  With concert cancellations came the regrets of audience members who had long had those concerts marked on their calendars.  Even more poignant are the sorrows […]

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Discovering Musical Treasures of the Baroque

A preview by Marc Shulgold The century-and-a-half known as the Baroque Era (1600-1750) has its undisputed musical superstars: Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. As great as they were, and as often performed as they are, those three tend to overshadow the hundreds – who knows? maybe thousands – of other composers of that day who are […]

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Seicento Baroque Courts Audience with a Royal Tour

A review by Betsy Schwarm Many ensembles make their mark in part by focusing on the music of the Baroque. Seicento Baroque Ensemble goes one step further, drawing its repertoire largely from the generations preceding the almighty Bach. It might seem a risky practice to build one’s programs around less familiar names. However, Seicento’s audiences […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: In Your Court: A Royal Tour

Seicento takes audiences on a fascinating European journey highlighting music created through royal patronage in the Baroque era. Sacred works by Johann Kaspar Kerll and Charpentier will be rounded out by secular and theatrical music by Rameau and Purcell. The Russian court will also be represented by the music of Diletsky. Enjoy a rich tapestry […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: In Your Court: A Royal Tour

Seicento takes audiences on a fascinating European journey highlighting music created through royal patronage in the Baroque era. Sacred works by Johann Kaspar Kerll and Charpentier will be rounded out by secular and theatrical music by Rameau and Purcell. The Russian court will also be represented by the music of Diletsky. Enjoy a rich tapestry […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: In Your Court: A Royal Tour

Seicento takes audiences on a fascinating European journey highlighting music created through royal patronage in the Baroque era. Sacred works by Johann Kaspar Kerll and Charpentier will be rounded out by secular and theatrical music by Rameau and Purcell. The Russian court will also be represented by the music of Diletsky. Enjoy a rich tapestry […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: Baroque Pairings: Voices and Violins

Seicento invites you to explore the marriage of sonorities between voices and strings. Baroque-era composers exploited the unique timbres of instruments and voices, and the effect is as direct today as it was four hundred years ago! This program focuses on works for voices paired with two baroque violins and continuo. These will be complemented […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: Baroque Pairings: Voices and Violins

Seicento invites you to explore the marriage of sonorities between voices and strings. Baroque-era composers exploited the unique timbres of instruments and voices, and the effect is as direct today as it was four hundred years ago! This program focuses on works for voices paired with two baroque violins and continuo. These will be complemented […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: Baroque Pairings: Voices and Violins

Seicento invites you to explore the marriage of sonorities between voices and strings. Baroque-era composers exploited the unique timbres of instruments and voices, and the effect is as direct today as it was four hundred years ago! This program focuses on works for voices paired with two baroque violins and continuo. These will be complemented […]

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Wonders of the Heart: Baroque Music about Love by J.S. Bach, Barbara Strozzi, and Charpentier (Longmont)

Baroque music for voice and strings, with Amanda Balestrieri.

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