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Heavenly Queens

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EST

It is rare to find works that feature five treble voices, and Gasparini’s Mass for Five Trebles is a wonderful addition to the literature. TENET Vocal Artists was inspired to explore it after the release of a new edition. Heavenly Queens celebrates music composed for convents in two halves: the first half features duets and trios by the prolific Italian nun Chiara Maria Cozzolani. The second half is dedicated to Francesco Gasparini’s mass. This mass is well-features all of the…

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Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Composed during the final weeks of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s life, the Stabat Mater is an important text that was widely set during the baroque era. Pergolesi’s Stabat mater is set for soprano and alto with strings and continuo, and we recorded one voice to a part to create an intimate rendition that is socially distanced. TENET has long held a tradition of offering TENEbrae performances, and this year’s Stabat Mater is a natural fit for Lent.

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Welcome to All the Pleasures! The Odes of Henry Purcell

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Free

Join us for a rerelease of two Purcell Odes, and other previously unreleased works, originally performed May 13, 2018. (soloists) Clara Rottsolk, Stefanie Moore, Jay Carter, Aaron Sheehan, Stephen Salts, Enrico Lagasca. This video will premier on Saturday, March 27 and will be available to be streamed until June 30, 2021.

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Jonathan Woody World Premiere, from Themes by Ignatius Sancho

April 18 - May 22
H+H Online Stream, Boston, MA

H+H will give the world premiere of a commission by Jonathan Woody based on themes of Ignatius Sancho. Born on a ship carrying enslaved people in the Atlantic, Sancho was sold into slavery in the Spanish colony of New Grenada, later making it to England to become a business owner, writer, composer, and the first Black man to vote in a British election. Woody, an acclaimed bass-baritone as well as a highly regarded composer, has performed across the globe and…

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Consider Yourself Warned

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT

17th century Venetian composer and performer Barbara Strozzi continues to be an anomaly to scholars today. She led a fascinating life in that she was an unmarried mother of four children, the illegitimate daughter of a courtly poet, and a wonderful composer whose work was unconnected to the church. Her thoughts speak through her music, and this performance gives listeners a piece of her mind as she sets poetry that highlights life's misfortunes and struggles. TENET’s beloved trio create this…

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Lumedia Musicworks presents the story of Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - May 10 @ 11:00 pm CDT
Free

DALLAS - For the third installment of its “Stories” series about women composers, Lumedia Musicworks presents the story of famed Parisian composer, Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. The short, lighthearted documentary film and performance will debut on Lumedia’s website at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30. The performance is offered at no charge. Registration is at https://www.lumediamusicworks.com/stories-de-la-guerre. Musicians performing Jacquet de la Guerre’s work include violinist Stephanie Noori of Westworth Village, Texas; Christopher Phillpott of Dallas and Molly Hammond of Houston. It…

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IndyBaroque Music | Watchful Hearts

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - May 14 @ 8:30 pm EDT
Glick Indiana History Center, 450
Indianapolis, 46202 United States
$25

Watchful Hearts: 17th Century Music at the Hapsburg Court The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra presents a program blending music and narrative that gives insight into the tumultuous landscape of the Thirty Years War and its effects on the musicians of the next generation. Experimental harmonies, improvisatory zeal and zest, and freedom of affect and form all characterize this “Stylus Phantasticus.” Music by the greatest architects of this style, Heinrich Biber, Georg Muffat, Johann Schmelzer, and Antonio Bertali is both brilliant and…

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POSTPONED Tempesta di Mare Artist Recital: Lisa Terry & Eve Miller | cello

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - May 9 @ 11:30 pm EDT
$25

Artist Recital Series Lisa Terry & Eve Miller | cello Virtuoso cello duets from baroque France  MAY 1–MAY 2 events & streaming thru MAY 9 Recorded Live & Streamed On Demand The violoncello was practically unknown in France at the turn of the 18th century. Lisa and Eve offer a delightful survey of duets by player-composers from Couperin to Offenbach. Works include sonatas by the “father of the French violoncello,” Martin Berteau, and by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, who was the first…

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Mozart A Little Night Music

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - May 31 @ 11:59 pm EDT
Free

Don’t miss this celebration of all things Mozart, including his beloved favorite, the effervescent Eine kleine Nachtmusik. You’ll understand its perennial acclaim when you hear the H+H Orchestra perform this cheerful jewel on the period instruments for which Mozart composed. You’ll also want to raise a glass to those you love while you enjoy Serenata notturna, Mozart’s serenade that is at times courtly, at times evocative of a high-flying country dance. Sparks are sure to fly as you savor these peerless Mozart…

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Grief of the Heart

May 6 @ 12:00 am - August 1 @ 12:00 am EDT
$20 – $60

Grief of the Heart features the dramatic repertoire of the High Baroque, with music by G. F. Handel and the lesser-known Agostino Steffani. Tenors Andrew Fuchs and Brian Giebler sing duets and solos filled with rich counterpoint, delicious dissonances, and beautifully expressive melodies from these two masters of the 18th Century. Concerts in TENET's 2021 Spring Series will be available online through the summer.

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