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HIP = Historically Informed Performance
North Carolina is fortunate to be home to musicians and early music authorities who perform on period instruments, or instruments as they were in the time-period when music was written. Here's a link to a more detailed explanation.
The North Carolina HIP Music Festival was born in 2013 after several years of successful Historical Bach concerts which included violist Suzanne Rousso (Mallarmé), cellists Brent Wissick (UNC-CH), Stephanie Vial (The Vivaldi Project) and Barbara Krumdieck (NC Baroque Orchestra), and harpsichordists Elaine Funaro (Aliénor) and Beverly Biggs (Baroque & Beyond). Between the 2013 and 2014 NC HIP Music Festivals, the offering of high-quality early music concerts doubled, including performances by prominent international groups such as the Hilliard Ensemble and the English Concert.
Opening Weekend: Mallarmé and More
There will be two chances to catch the opening program, "Biber Bowl Revisited", on February 4th and 5th, programmed in remembrance of the performance of all 16 Mystery Sonatas in 2016. This concert comes to both Durham and Raleigh, highlighting the Music of H.I.F Biber through his various collections of music for strings and trumpet. Featured artists are Martha Perry & David Wilson, violin; Joey O’Donnell & Suzanne Rousso, viola; Barbara Krumdieck, cello; Jennifer Streeter, harpsichord; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; David Faircloth, baritone; and Kathryn Adduci, trumpet.
Mallarmé Music is a flexible ensemble of professional musicians based in Durham, North Carolina, whose mission is to enrich the lives of its community through outstanding chamber music performance and education. The ensemble distinguishes itself by its innovative educational programs, its commitment to creative collaboration with musicians and other arts organizations, its creation of significant new work, and its dedication to serving a diverse population. Mallarmé is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c) 3 organization. The 2022-23 concert season is made possible in part by grants from the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the North Carolina Arts Council.
Chamber Music and a Baryton Feature Concert
Next Tuesday, Gail Ann Schroeder (viola da gamba) and Juilliard School Faculty Member Daniel Swenberg (Baroque lute & theorbo) will present "Gems of the Obscure": a chamber music concert in Durham featuring works by Cappus, Kühnel and Schenck. Schroeder is a member of L'Académie du Roi Soleil, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2013 by Nicolas Haigh and Margaret Carpenter Haigh. Now based in Charlotte, North Carolina, its mission is to shed fresh light on old music for modern ears.
On Wednesday, UNC Chapel Hill's Department of Music presents "The Baryton: 15 Strings to Bow or Pluck" featuring Brent Wissick on the eponymous instrument. The Baryton is a unique member of the viol family with 6 bowed strings, and 9 sympathetic strings that can also be plucked. This concert will sample a variety of chamber music written for it in the 18th Century, including Haydn who composed over 200 works for Baryton! Wissick will perform alongside Suzanne Rousso, viola; Stephanie Vial, cello; Rachel Niketopoulos & Chris Caudill, horns; Jeanne Fischer, soprano; Mimi Solomon, fortepiano; and Nick DiEugenio, violin.
Next weekend, the festival kicks things up a notch with 5 more programs, including a newly-announced Baroque Brunch with Salomé Sandoval! We will have a roundup early next week for more information.
Want to see it all? HIPSTER Passes are just $100!
These special passes allow entrance to ALL events, plus a special HIPSTER Dessert Reception featuring Italian Baroque music performed on the fortepiano by Elaine Funaro. HIPSTER Passes may be purchased by calling the Mallarmé office or by ordering online at http://hipmusicfestival.org. Individual tickets are available through each ensemble’s website or at the door. A HIPSTER pass is nearly 150% less than the individual ticket price and will include an invitation to an exclusive HIPster reception.
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