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2020 North Carolina HIP Music Festival INFO

February 4, 2020 - February 28, 2020


(ticket prices listed are single ticket or donation at the door prices if you do not have a HIPster pass)
HIPster passes give you access to all HIP events for $85 including Duke Performances concert on Feb 15. 
Instructions on how to reserve a seat for the Feb 15 concert will be sent after your HIPster pass purchase!

Friday, January 31, 3:00pm The Cedars, Chapel Hill

LECTURE: How the Early Music Movement Got to be HIP (FREE)
plus a period-instrumental Zoo!
Richard and Judith Fox – presenters
The Early Music Movement was mainly a post- WWII development, whose mission was to challenge and reform the repertoire and performance practices of Western Classical Music. Early music performers rediscovered forgotten repertoire, recovered premodern instruments , followed performance practices at variance from modern musicianship, and altered the relationship between performer and listener by their style, dress, and playing locales. Initially, the Early Music Movement, like all social movements, depended on “charismatic” zeal and attracted performers with diverse objectives and orientations.  Arnold Dolmetsch, David Munroe, and Noah Greenberg represent this diversity, and we will see/hear examples of the Early Music they championed. Over the last 75 years, many of their innovations have become accepted by contemporary performers, and we will see/hear examples of this new mainstream. “Historically informed performance” or “HIP” is their label today for a creative translation of past music that respects its differences from present practice. The talk will be illustrated with many musical examples and there will be a “petting zoo” of instruments from the past to try afterward (none that bite or claw, however).

Saturday, February 1, 3:00pm Hayti Heritage Center, Durham
CONCERT: Everywhere a Theorbo (Tickets $25/$10)
Mallarmé Chamber Players: Music of William Lawes, Thomas Baltzar, Bellerofonte Castaldi and Robert di Vesée
William Simms and Richard Stone – theorbo; David Wilson and Elizabeth Phelps – violin; Gail Ann Schroeder and Brent Wissick – viola da gamba

Saturday, February 1, 8:00pm, Baldwin Auditorium, Durham
CONCERT: A Retrospective Recital (FREE)

Works by Beethoven and Vorisek played on an 1815 Streicher copy by Thomas and Barbara Wolf
Randall Love – fortepiano and piano more

Sunday, February 2, 5:15pm Duke Chapel
CONCERT: Duke Bach Cantata Series
Philip Cave – conductor J.S. Bach -Cantata BWV 9 Es ist das Heil uns kommen her; BWV 55 Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht; BWV 151 Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt more
Elizabeth Joyner – soprano, Tamsin Simmill – alto, Daniel Shirley – tenor

Tuesday, February 4, 7:30pm Person Recital Hall, UNC Chapel Hill
LECTURE/CONCERT: Madama Europa di Rossi: A Jewish soprano in 16th century Mantua (FREE) more
Jeanne Fischer – soprano; Brent Wissick – viola da gamba; Jacqueline Nappi – harpsichord

Thursday, February 6, 7:30pm St Paul’s Lutheran, Durham
Sounds of Sacred Italia ($15 suggested donation)
Delve into the mysteries of Sacred Italia. Rarely performed music from turn-of-the-17th century Italy for soprano, sackbut and organ.
 Edith Moore – soprano; Michael Kris – sackbut; Jaqueline Nappi – harpsichord

Friday, February 7, 7:30pm St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Durham
CONCERT: Genuine George ($15 suggested donation)

Baroque and Beyond Music of Georg Phillip Telemann, Georg Muffat, George Frederic Handel
Tamsin Simmill – mezzo-soprano; Matvey Lapin – baroque violin; Chris Nunnally – baroque cello; Beverly Biggs – harpsichord

Saturday, February 8, 3:00pm Hayes Barton UMC, Raleigh
CONCERT: Bach to Mozart (Tickets: $20/$15/$5)
Raleigh Camerata Orchestra music of C.P.E. Bach, F.J. Haydn and W.A. Mozart

Sunday, February 9, 3:00pm Nelson Music Room, Durham
CONCERT: From Venice to Vienna ($15 suggested donation)
The Vivaldi Project String Trios by Vivaldi, Maddalena Sirmen, Francesco Zannetti, Paul Wranitsky, Ludwig van Beethoven and F.A. Hoffmeister
Elizabeth Field – violin; Allison Nyquist – violin/viola; Stephanie Vial – cello

Thursday, February 13, 7:30pm, St Paul’s Lutheran, Durham
CONCERT: Cor mio Madrigal settings on ardent poetry of G.B. Guarini. Rossi, d’India, Ward ($20 suggested donation)
Viola da Gamba Society of America – Central Carolina Consort of viols
Salomé Sandoval – soprano; Alison Crum; Roy Marks; Gail Ann Schroeder and Brent Wissick – viols

Friday, February 14, 7:30pm First Presbyterian Church Durham
 Bach (Tickets $25/$10)
NC HIP Festival Orchestra – Mallarmé Chamber Players and NC Baroque Orchestra
Music of J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerti Nos. 4-6, Orchestral Suite no. 2  Jaap ter Linden – cello and viola da gamba
(Sponsored by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and an Anonymous donor)

Saturday, February 15, 5:00pm HIPster Reception, Durham – Private Home (sponsored by Alley Twenty-Six)

Saturday, February 15, 8:00pm Baldwin Auditorium, Durham
CONCERT: Beloved Baroque (Tickets $25/10)
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Duke Performances)
Music of J.P. Lully, G. F. Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Pachelbel, C.P.E. Bach and J.S. Bach

Tuesday, February 18, 7:30pm St Paul’s Lutheran, Durham
CONCERT: German Baroque Sacred and Secular Cantatas ($20 suggested donation)
Nathan Medley – countertenor, Jennifer Streeter – organ

Thursday, February 20, 7:00pm St Paul’s Lutheran, Durham
LECTURE/CONCERT: Capturing Caravaggio ($15 suggested donation)

Capturing the essence of Caravaggio’s painting through music of the late 16th century and early 17th century Italy. Pre-concert lecture given by Richmond artist Miguel Carter-Fischer on Caravaggio’s works and perception through music.
Miguel Carter-Fischer – lecturer; Nicholas Di Eugenio & Elizabeth Phelps – violin; Oliver Weston – cello; Jacqueline Nappi – harpsichord.

Sunday, February 23 1:00pm Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham

Sunday, February 23 4:00pm Person Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill CANCELLED
CONCERT: Heroes or Villains? El Fuego

Friday, February 28, 7:00pm St Paul’s Lutheran, Durham
CONCERT: Waytes of England: Masses, Motets, and 
Music of the Watch ($10 suggested donation)
Forgotten Clefs presents sacred polyphony of the English Renaissance with music by William Byrd, John Dunstable, Robert Parsons, Thomas Tallis and more


February 4, 2020
February 28, 2020
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