January 7, 2019

New York Baroque Incorporated (NYBI) rings in 2019 with the ensemble’s second appearance on the Carnegie Hall campus this season. On January 31, 2019 the innovative period instrument performers will appear on the Weill Recital Hall stage alongside countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński in a program of sacred vocal and instrumental works hailing from the first half of 18th-century Italy.

NYBI debuted in Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium in the 2016-17 season and returned in November 2018 to perform in a multi-media presentation of George Frederic Handel’s Israel in Egypt with MasterVoices. This occasion marks NYBI’s first performance in Weill Recital Hall as part of Carnegie’s Early Music at Weill Recital Hall series. The program opens with Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater then traverses rarely heard arias and concertos by contemporaneous composers Francesco Durante, Nicola Fago, Johann Adolf Hasse, Gaetano Maria Schiassi, Domènec Terradellas and Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri.

The upbeat “Tam non splendet sol creatus” (‘The sun of Creation shines not as bright’) is the opening aria of Fago’s Latin-language cantata of the same name in which Christ is likened to the sun. In the same composer’s “Alla gente a Dio diletta Aronne” (‘To the people of beloved God’) from Il Faraone Sommerso (The Drowning of Pharaoh), Moses’ brother Aaron unwaveringly beseeches Pharaoh to let their people go.

Two arias depict disciples’ responses to Christ’s crucifixion: Schiassi’s mournful “L'agnelletta timidetta” (‘Timid little lamb’) from Maria Vergine al Calvario (The Virgin Mary at Calvary) which describes John’s lament; and the dramatic “Mea tormenta, properate!” (‘Hasten to me my torments!’) from Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Maria Magdalena (Saint Peter and Saint Mary Magdalene) by German-born Hasse, a transplant devoted to the Neapolitan style, portraying St. Peter’s anguish.

Another foreigner who found his footing in Naples was Barcelona-born Terradellas whose reflective aria “Donec ponam inimicos tuos” (‘Until I make thine enemies thy foot-stool’) is from his Dixit Dominus.

Terradellas studied with Durante who predominantly composed sacred music but his Concerto No. 2 in G Minor for Strings casts the spotlight on NYBI’s instrumentalists, as it does in violinist/composer Zavateri’s energetic Concerto No. 9 in F Major for Strings and Continuo, “Teatrale”.

NYBI’s high-profile New York season continues on April 4, 2019 when the ensemble inaugurates “Alchemy,” a curated series of four concerts taking place at Trinity Wall Street’s St. Paul’s Chapel. Further information about “Alchemy” can be found here.

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For further information about New York Baroque Incorporated please visit http://www.nybaroque.org

For further information, image or interview requests please contact Melanne Mueller, MusicCo International, +1 917 907 2785, melanne@musiccointernational.com

Thursday, January 31, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) Stabat Mater in F Minor, RV 621

Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri (1690 – 1764)
Concerto No. 9 in F Major for Strings and Continuo, “Teatrale”

Nicola Fago (1677 – 1745)
“Tam non splendet” from Motet for Alto and Orchestra
“Alla gente a Dio diletta Aronne” from Il Faraone Sommerso

Gaetano Maria Schiassi (1698-1754) "L'agnelletta timidetta" from Maria Vergine al Calvario

Francesco Durante (1684 – 1755) Concerto No. 2 in G Minor for Strings

Domènec Terradellas (1713 – 1751) “Donec ponam inimicos tuos” from Dixit Dominus

Johann Adolf Hasse (1699 – 1783) “Mea tormenta, properate!” from Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Maria Magdalena

with Jakub Józef Orliński countertenor

Carnegie Hall
Weill Recital Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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