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SERIES CONCERT – My Daughter the Singer

May 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$10 – $25

Heartland Baroque blends music and narrative in a concert celebrating Venetian-born composer Antonia Bembo (c. 1640-c. 1720). Giving insight into the lives of women composers of the Baroque, as they often overcame excruciating circumstances, Heartland Baroque is eager to tell Bembo’s inspiring story through her music and readings of documents from her life. Bembo survived personal tragedy and creatively reinvented herself. A student of Cavalli, admired for her singing, Bembo had a tumultuous family life. She suffered abandonment and abuse from her unfaithful husband, and though she brought him to trial for his crimes, he was found not guilty. With the help of guitarist Francesco Corbetta, Bembo fled Venice for France. Once established in Paris, Bembo became revered by King Louis XIV for her exquisite compositions, and he later granted her a pension. Bembo’s ability to continue her career in spite of adversity shows her profound versatility.


Molly Quinn – soprano
Martie Perry and David Wilson – violin
Barbara Krumdieck – cello
Billy Simms – theorbo, lute, guitar
Keith Collins – dulcian

Antonia Bembo:
    Per il Natale (In braccio di Maria) from Produzioni Armoniche (1701)
Amor mio, facciam la pace from Produzioni Armoniche (1701)
Les sept Psaumes de David, Volume 4 (1694) – Psalm 50: Fais-moy misericorde
Biagio Marini: Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 8, No. 1 (1629)
Giovanni Legrenzi: Sonata La Benaglia Op. 4, No. 3 (1656)
Francesco Cavalli: Menfi, mia patria, regno from La Statira (1655)
Francesco Corbetta: Two Ciaconnas from Varii scherzi di sonate per la Chitara spagnola (1648)
Johann Rosenmüller:  Sonata Seconda à 2 in E Minor (1682)
François Couperin:  L’ Apothéose de Lully-Sonade en Trio (1725)

Bound by a passion for playing music of the 17th and 18th-Centuries, Heartland Baroque members, Martie Perry and David Wilson, baroque violins, Keith Collins, dulcian, Barbara Krumdieck, baroque cello, and Billy Simms, theorbo, hail from North Carolina, Indiana, California, and Maryland, and often perform together in other well-known historically-informed period instrument ensembles around the country. Heartland Baroque dives into the baroque musical world with vigor, showing off the immediacy and technical brilliance, the vivacity and profundity, the lilt, complexity, and spontaneity of its composers.  Most recently Heartland Baroque completed a residency at the esteemed Avaloch Farm Music Institute, and were featured in concert at the 2018 North Carolina H.I.P. Music Festival. They have also performed concert tours in North Carolina, and have presented concerts at the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals. The group’s debut CD, The Benevolent Monarch, will be released in 2022.

Tickets $10-$25 https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=136697

This concert is performed in memory of John Hsu


May 14, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 – $25
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First Presbyterian Church Durham
305 E Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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