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The NC HIP Festival continues with a lighter weekend, but this week's lineup should be just as vibrant and unique as ever! A robust roster of musicians will band together to present everything from self-accompanied vocal works to a full choral program playing with Baroque orchestra - in just three nights of music (one of which is totally free)!
La Cecchina: Italian 17th Century for Voice and Archlute, February 17, 7:30pm
A selection of works by Caccini, Strozzi and Archilei, music that was performed by singers who self-accompanied in 17th-century Italy. Curated and performed by Salomé Sandoval, voice and archlute.
$20 donation at the door or HIPster pass
Black Fiddlers of Monticello, February 18, 5:00pm - FREE
Black Fiddlers of Monticello tells the story of the three fiddle-playing sons of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, as well as their fiddling cousins, the Scotts. Both families played for important events at Monticello and lived in downtown Charlottesville for a time. This multimedia program will teach participants about these fiddlers’ important musical contributions, and you will hear what the music sounded like through a performance demonstration by David McCormick - violinist, scholar, and 2020 Fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies.
Baroque violinist David McCormick is artistic director of Early Music Access Project, founding member of Brooklyn-based medieval ensemble Alkemie, and the executive director of Early Music America.
2023 NC HIP MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT: Might, Magnificence, and Jubilation, February 19, 4:00pm
Choral and orchestral works to inspire today’s youth! Featuring the Raleigh Camerata, Voices of a New Renaissance, Capital City Girls’ Choir, and the NC Master Chorale Youth Choir; Nathan Leaf, conductor.
Music to include:
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. For a more depth explanation: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Explore/Articles/2022/04/29/Historically-Informed-Performance
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.
Additional concerts and information on HIPster passes (a one-time fee of $90 for access to almost all HIP Festival events!) are available on the organization's website. Check the sidebar for links to individual listings, contact info, and more.