DC Season Preview

DC Season Preview

The Hill Center (map)

Founder and Artistic Director Ryan Brown will perform on violin with tenor Patrick Kilbride, harpsichordist Andrew Appel and cellist Loretta O’Sullivan musical highlights from the upcoming season.

A reception will follow the performance.

NY Season Preview

NY Season Preview

The National Arts Club (map)

Founder and Artistic Director Ryan Brown will discuss the 23rd season, as well as play excerpts from the upcoming season on his violin with tenor Patrick Kilbride, harpsichordist Andrew Appel, and cellist Loretta O’Sullivan

DC An Evening of Monteverdi

DC An Evening of Monteverdi

Terrace Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)

Our season opens on October 24 with An Evening of Monteverdi featuring Il Combattimento di Tancredi et Clorinda and other works by Claudio Monteverdi, featuring, among other artists, the Opera Lafayette debut of three young luminaries of the early music scene – lutenist Thomas Dunford, harpsichordist Jean Rondeau, and mezzo-soprano Lea Désandre.

NY An Evening of Monteverdi

NY An Evening of Monteverdi

Elebash Recital Hall, the Graduate Center (CUNY) (map)

Our NYC season opens on October 25 with An Evening of Monteverdi featuring Il Combattimento di Tancredi et Clorinda and other works by Claudio Monteverdi, featuring, among other artists, the Opera Lafayette debut of three young luminaries of the early music scene – lutenist Thomas Dunford, harpsichordist Jean Rondeau, and mezzo-soprano Lea Désandre.

DC Double Bill: Scarlatti|Geminiani

DC Double Bill: Scarlatti|Geminiani

Terrace Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)

Our program pairs the American premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti’s last major secular vocal work with Francesco Geminiani’s most famous instrumental composition, performed in its original version as a ballet pantomime. The evening opens with Scarlatti’s Erminia, directed by Richard Gammon and featuring the return of three very special artists, soprano Julia Dawson (Emilia in 2014-2015’s Catone in Utica by Vivaldi) and bass-baritone André Courville (Dom Alvar in last season’s Les Indes Galantes by Rameau) as well as the debuts of mezzo-soprano Allegra De Vita and tenor Asitha Tennekoon. The program concludes with Geminiani’s Enchanted Forest, choreographed by the extraordinary Anuradha Nehru with Kalanidhi Dance. 

NY Double Bill: Scarlatti|Geminiani

NY Double Bill: Scarlatti|Geminiani

Gerald W. Lynch Theater, John Jay College (map)

Our program pairs the American premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti’s last major secular vocal work with Francesco Geminiani’s most famous instrumental composition, performed in its original version as a ballet pantomime. The evening opens with Scarlatti’s Erminia, directed by Richard Gammon and featuring the return of three very special artists, soprano Julia Dawson (Emilia in 2014-2015’s Catone in Utica by Vivaldi) and bass-baritone André Courville (Dom Alvar in last season’s Les Indes Galantes by Rameau) as well as the debuts of mezzo-soprano Allegra De Vita and tenor Asitha Tennekoon. The program concludes with Geminiani’s Enchanted Forest, choreographed by the extraordinary Anuradha Nehru with Kalanidhi Dance. 

DC Visitors to Versailles

DC Visitors to Versailles

Terrace Theater, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)

 Our final program is a musical journey through the reigns of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, featuring music from Lully’s Acis et Galatée to Grétry’s Richard, Cœur de Lion. Inspired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Visitors to Versailles (1682 – 1789), this concert features the return other favorites, such as mezzo-soprano Anna Reinhold (Marcia in Catone in Utica), tenor Aaron Sheehan, and baritone Victor Sicard (Adario in Les Indes Galantes).

NY Visitors to Versailles

NY Visitors to Versailles

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (map)

 Our final program is a musical journey through the reigns of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, featuring music from Lully’s Acis et Galatée to Grétry’s Richard, Cœur de Lion. Inspired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Visitors to Versailles (1682 – 1789), this concert features the return other favorites, such as mezzo-soprano Anna Reinhold (Marcia in Catone in Utica), tenor Aaron Sheehan, and baritone Victor Sicard (Adario in Les Indes Galantes).