Performance Today Highlights Early Music Performances

Cleveland-based baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire will be featured Friday on Performance Today playing music of Claudio Monteverdi.(Photo: Roger Mastroianni)
Cleveland-based baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire will be featured Friday on Performance Today playing music of Claudio Monteverdi.(Photo: Roger Mastroianni)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Early Music America (EMA), and to celebrate, American Public Media’s Performance Today will be broadcasting a number of performances from selected EMA member concerts this week (June 13-17).

The performances are drawn from over 100 concerts in 25 states over the past season in an effort by EMA members to raise awareness of “the widespread and vibrant activity in early music in North America.”

Performance Today airs weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. on Classical 101.

Here’s the schedule, the EMA performances will be in the second (6 p.m.) hour of the program each day:

Monday, June 13th
Telemann: Quartet No. 5 in A Major, TWV 43:A3 – V. Pas vite
Telemann: Quartet No. 3 in G Major, TWV 43:G4 – VII. Lentement – Vite
Stephen Schultz, baroque flute; Andrew Fouts, baroque violin;
Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba; Andrew Appel, harpsichord
Chatham Baroque (Fouts and Halverson are regular members)
Renaissance and Baroque

Ben Hardt: Avalanche (encore)
Chatham Baroque
With Danny Mallon, percussion; Julie Andrijeski, baroque violin;

Tuesday, June 14th
Boccherini: Symphony in d minor, Op. 12, No. 4, G. 506 “La Casa del Diavolo”
Mercury Baroque
Antoine Plante, conductor

Wednesday, June 15th
Anonymous: Las Huelgas Codex: Benedicamus domino
Anonymous 4

Anonymous: La Manfredina/Rotto/Trotto
Folger Consort

Juan del Encina: Hoy comamos y bebamos
Rose Ensemble
Jordan Sramek, founder/artistic director

Thursday, June 16th
Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 (Vespro della Beata Vergine)
Magnificat anima mea to the End
Apollo’s Fire; Apollo’s Singers, & vocal soloists
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor

Friday, June 17th
Anonymous (early 17th century): Pavana e Gagliarda Ferrarese
The Newberry Violin Band

Giuseppe Torelli: Sinfonia in D Major (G. 9) for trumpet, strings, and continuo
IV. Allegro
Kris Kwapis, baroque trumpet
Seattle Baroque Orchestra
Ingrid Matthews, music director

(published by Gasparo Zanetti): Courtly Entertainment IV
Piffaro & King’s Noyse

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