Tempesta di Mare Co-Founders In Intimate Duo Recital To Continue Ensemble’s Anniversary Celebration

Tempesta di Mare continues its 20th anniversary season with programs: Artist Recital: Founders’ Picks, Season XX: Chamber (available On-Demand from Feb 20 – Mar 19), and the mainstage Season XX: Orchestra form a three-program focus from Tempesta di Mare’s twenty years of rediscovery and championing rarely played masterworks that continues to the present day.

Artist Recital: Founders’ Picks will be performed in-person on February 26-27, 2022. Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, Tempesta co-founders and Artistic Directors, bring their signature dynamic synergy in this program of music for flute and lute. Featured works include recorder sonatas and lute concerti by Francesco Maria Veracini and Silvius Leopold Weiss, two composers with whom Gwyn and Richard founded their baroque music ensemble twenty years ago. The program also includes a sonata by Georg Philipp Telemann and music from Gwyn and Richard’s current favorites, William Babell and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.

The duo will perform on flute and recorder (Gwyn), and lute and theorbo (Richard).

Two in-person performances of Artist Recital: Founders’ Picks will take place in February.

Saturday, Feb 26, 5:00 pm – Chestnut Hill

Sunday, Feb 27, 3:00 pm – Center City

In-Person performances require proof of vaccination and masking. For the latest health & safety requirements, visit: https://tempestadimare.org/covid-19/.

There are no scheduled on-demand performances for this recital at this time.

Season XX: Chamber will be available On-Demand beginning Feb 20 through March 19. More information can be found here.

Tempesta di Mare’s Season XX: Orchestra, brings the 20th anniversary celebration to a close with orchestral scores by Fasch, Reutter, Janitsch, Telemann and Couperin, performed at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on May 21, 2022. The on-demand film of that program premieres on June 20, 2022 and streams through July 19, 2022.



Fanfare magazine has hailed Tempesta di Mare for its “abundant energy, immaculate ensemble, impeccable intonation, and an undeniable sense of purpose.” Led by directors Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone with concertmaster Emlyn Ngai, Tempesta performs baroque music on baroque instruments with a repertoire that ranges from staged opera to chamber music. The group performs all orchestral repertoire without a conductor, as was the practice when this music was new. Tempesta’s Philadelphia Concert Series, noted by the Philadelphia Inquirer for its “off-the-grid chic factor,” emphasizes creating a sense of discovery for artists and audiences alike. Launched in 2002, the series has included over 35 modern world premieres of lost or forgotten baroque masterpieces, leading the Inquirer to describe Tempesta as “an old-music group that acts like a new-music group, by pushing the cutting edge back rather than forward.” Its supporters include the Pew Charitable Trusts, the William Penn Foundation, the Presser Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In a marketplace dominated by European ensembles, Tempesta is the only American baroque music group to record for the prestigious British-based Chandos label, where it has released 13 titles, including first recordings and premieres. Live performances have been broadcast nationally on SymphonyCast, Performance Today, Sunday Baroque and Harmonia. Tempesta di Mare’s concert recordings are distributed worldwide via the European Broadcasting Union, the world’s foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond.

Tempesta’s international appearances have included the Prague Spring Music Festival, the Göttingen Handel Festival, the Mendelssohn-Remise Berlin and the International Fasch Festival in Zerbst. Notable North American presenters have included the Frick Collection, the Oregon Bach Festival, Abbey Bach Festival, Whitman College, Cornell Concerts, the Yale Collection, the Flagler Museum, and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. In spring 2016, the orchestra performed on the Miami Bach Festival. A five-concert orchestral Germany tour is scheduled for March 2022.


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General Admission: $25.00

Concert + General Museum Admission*: $35.00

*Pricing for event in the Museum of the American Revolution*

Performance Information:

Artist Recital: Founders’ Picks: Music for Flute & Lute.


Saturday, February 26, 2022 – 5:00 pm

Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.

Saturday, February 27, 2022 – 3:00 pm

Museum of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall, 101 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA.


  • Veracini: Sonata No. 1 in F, ms. 1716
  • Weiss: Suite in D minor, WSW 35
  • Babell: Sonata No. 6 in G minor, Op. Post., Book 2
  • Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonata No. 4 in G
  • Telemann: Sonata in e minor TWV 41:e4


Blog Post about Tempesta’s 20th Anniversary Season by Anne Schuster Hunter: https://tempestadimare.org/blog/dancing-with-those-who-brought-you-happy-20th-anniversary-tempesta/

“Making it Live”—Tempesta’s Most Magical Moments by Anne Schuster Hunter: https://tempestadimare.org/blog/making-it-live/


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