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Baroque Riches: The Kennebec Early Music Festival — Dynamic Classical Chamber Music
August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT$10 – $25
A BAROQUE MUSIC LOVER’S DELIGHT! The dynamic trio of Vicki Boeckman, Baroque recorders, Sarah Freiberg, 1784 Merlin violoncello, and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, French harpsichord perform chamber music spanning the entire Baroque era, from van Eyck to Vivaldi, from Italy and France.
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Trio Sonata in e minor, op. 37 no. 2
Francesco Barsanti – Sonata in C major
Anonymous – Selections from The Bird Fanciers Delight (1717)
Jacob van Eyck – The Nightingale, from Der Fluyten Lust-hof (1644)
Georg Philipp Telemann – Sonata in d minor from Essercizii Musicii
Antonio Vivaldi – Sonata No. 6 in Bb Major, RV 4
Nicolas Chedeville – Sonata IV in A major from Il Pastor Fido (1737)
François Couperin – From Pieces de clavecin, XIV Ordre, Book 3
Le Rossignol en amore – Le Tic Tic Choc – Musete de Taverni – Musete de Choisi
Vicki Boeckman is playing on copies of alto recorders by Denner and Bressan, made by the late Fred Morgan of Australia.
Sarah Freiberg’s violoncello was crafted by John Joseph Merlin (London, 1784), an ingenious mechanic whose inventions included various types of intricate clocks and automata, a perpetual-motion machine, inline skates, and mathematical and keyboard instruments which he displayed in Merlin’s Mechanical Museum in London.
Jillon Stoppels Dupree is performing on a double-manual harpsichord with two eight-foot and one four-foot stops, as well as a buff stop transposing keyboards, built in the William Dowd workshop (Cambridge, MA) and modeled on the instruments of Pascal Taskin (Paris, 1777-93).
VICKI BOECKMAN is an active and passionate performer of all styles of music and plays all sizes of recorders. Her travels and performances have taken her across the United States as well as Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England, Scotland, and Germany. In the Pacific Northwest, she has performed with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra and Opera, and the Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra. In great demand as a teacher of the recorder and related performance practices, Vicki coaches and teaches at workshops and seminars all over the United States and in British Columbia. She taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen for 12 years, and at the Ishøj Municipal School of Music for twenty-three years. She co-founded a regional recorder youth orchestra that continues to flourish and grow in Denmark. Her students from the Royal Academy are all now professional performers and teachers passing on the tradition. She was the recorder-in-resident at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in 2005 and 2010. She is the new Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop and is the Music Director of the Portland Recorder Society. Vicki has been on the faculty of the Music Center of the Northwest in Seattle since 2005, and with her colleague, Darlene Franz, is the resident recorder teacher for the third-grade recorder program at West Woodland Elementary School. Vicky was also co-founder of two Danish-based ensembles: Opus 4 and WoodNFlutes and continues to perform with both of these ensembles as often as she can in spite of the geography.
Enjoy Vicki’s playing with WoodNFlutes at http://www.vickiboeckman.com (click on Videos)
SARAH FREIBERG is principal cellist of Boston Baroque and a tenured member of the Handel and Haydn Society. She has performed with the New York Collegium, the Philharmonia (San Francisco), Portland (Oregon), and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, the Boston Early Music Festival, and Arion (Montreal). As a corresponding editor for Strings magazine, she has contributed dozens of articles and reviews on a wide range of subjects. Sarah edited the long-forgotten Guerini cello sonatas for both PRB Productions and Broude Brothers, and recorded both Guerini and Laurenti cello sonatas for Centaur. As well as teaching in the Historical Performance department at Boston University, she is Chair of Strings and Chamber Music at the Powers Music School in Belmont and teaches at the Amherst Early Music Festival. Sarah can be heard on numerous recordings, including as soloist on the Boston Baroque CD of works by Vivaldi and Geminiani.
Enjoy Sarah’s playing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGkg5fbfUuc and www.sarahfreiberg.com
Harpsichordist JILLON STOPPELS DUPREE, described as one of the most outstanding early musicians in North America (IONARTS) and a baroque star (Seattle Times), has captivated audiences in cities ranging from London to Amsterdam, New York to San Francisco. Her world premiére recording of Philip Glass’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra (heralded as superb by the New York Times) was released to high acclaim in fall of 2006 on the Orange Mountain Music label. Her playing can also be heard on the Meridian, Wild Boar, Decca, and Delos record labels; and she has appeared live on BBC England, Polish National Television, CBS Television, and National Public Radio. Jillon is currently the harpsichordist with Magnificat Baroque Ensemble, based in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as with the Seattle Symphony. Recent activities include a residency at Stanford University, a performance at the Bloomington Early Music Festival, participation in the Gustav Leonhardt Tribute recital at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, and a solo Bach recording project. A recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalists grant, Jillon has taught at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, the University of Washington, the University of Michigan, and Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts. She is the founding director of the Gallery Concerts early music series in Seattle.
Enjoy Jillon’s playing at https://vimeo.com/185070444
The Kennebec Early Music Festival is supported by grants from the
MAINE ARTS COMMISSION
EDGARD AND GERALDINE FEDER FOUNDATION
GEORGE P. DAVENPORT TRUST FUND
BATH SAVINGS TRUST COMPANY
WILLIAM RAVEIS/CARLETON REAL ESTATE