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Fall Baroque Orchestra Concert

Venue

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Performed from Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
 

 

 

 

What's cool about this concert:

  • Rocío López Sánchez ‘21, winner of 2019-2020 Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition, performs Vivaldi.
  • Music and movement meet. Dancer Jennifer Meller performs during Passacaille from Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Armide.

 

Who's Who

Corey Jamason and Elisabeth Reed, directors
Jennifer Meller, dancer
Rocío López, baroque cello

Program

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Passacaille from Armide (1686)

Jennifer Meller, baroque dancer
Gabriel,Anker, Idunn Lohne, Carla Moore, 
Ryan Cheng, Emily Nardo, violin
Taylor Cooksey, viola, Rocío López, Sebastian Fraser, cello
Caitlyn Koester, harpsichord

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for Cello and Strings in B-flat Major 
     Allegro
     Largo
     Allegro
Rocío López Sánchez ‘21, baroque cello
Winner of 2019-2020 Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition

Emily Nardo, Carla Moore, Ryan Cheng, Gabriel Anker, Idunn Lohne, violin
Taylor Cooksey, viola 
Sebastian Fraser, cello
Kody Thiessen, double bass 
Caitlyn Koester, harpsichord


Michael Praetorius  (1571-1621)
Dances from Terpsichore (1612)
     Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen                                                    
     Courante
     Spagnoletta
     Passameze pour les cornetz
     Volte
     Ballet
     Courante
     La Bourree 1 and 2
Emily Nardo, Gabriel Anker, Idun Lohne, Ryan, Carla Moore, violin
Taylor Cooksey, viola
Elisabeth Reed, Rocío López, Sebastian Fraser, cello
Caitlyn Koester, harpsichord
 
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)
 Sonata in G Major for Two Violins (1800)
     (Allegro)
     Gratioso con variatione
Ryan Cheng and Gabriel Anker, violin

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Suite of Dances by Handel danced by Marie Sallé  
     Musette from Alcina 
     Minuet from Alcina
     Sarabande from Terpsichore
     Chaconne from Terpsichore
     Ballo from Terpsichore
     Gigue from Terpsichore
Ryan Cheng, Emily Nardo, Idunn Lohne, Gabriel Anker, Carla Moore, violin
Taylor Cooksey, viola
Rocío López, Sebastian Fraser, cello
Kody Thiessen, double bass
Caitlyn Koester, harpsichord

Artist Profile

Jennifer Meller is a musician and dancer, and enjoys exploring connections between the two disciplines. She started ballet, art, and mime classes at an early age as well as piano and singing lessons with her father, a jazz pianist. As a teenager her favorite things were musicalJennifer Meller is a musician and dancer, and enjoys exploring connections between the two disciplines. She started ballet, art, and mime classes at an early age as well as piano and singing lessons with her father, a jazz pianist. As a teenager her favorite things were musical theater, progressive rock, graphic design, and dancing like Bob Fosse. After many years of writing and playing music professionally in Los Angeles, Jen moved to San Francisco, enrolled in ballet classes again and soon fell into historical music and dance activities in the Bay Area. She founded her own early dance company in 2012 and became co-artistic Director of Dance Through Time in 2019. She is also the Director of Creative Development for the New York Baroque Dance Company. She works with early music ensembles in the Bay Area to create performances, reconstruct ancient operas, teach classes and organize workshops and events centered around early dance and music. Ms. Meller has taught master classes at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, St. Mary’s College, Dominican University, and College of the Pacific. She especially enjoys collaborating with the Educational Department of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, and working with children every summer at the San Francisco Early Music Society’s Music Discovery Workshop. She is honored to be invited to join Corey Jamason, Elisabeth Reed, and the students at SFCM on this creative journey into the Passacaille d'Armide.
 

About SFCM’s Historical Performance Department:

Historical Performance at SFCM traverses all eras of music history, allowing for an environment that enables the study of period performance practice and produces contemporary performances that are relevant, vibrant, and provocative. In this program, which offers a professional studies diploma in historical performance and bachelor's and master's music degrees in harpsichord and organ, you’ll develop and refine your skills in historical styles, whether on keyboards, baroque violin, viola, cello, or viola da gamba, and historical plucked strings. Historical Performance opportunities are open to all SFCM students, and our acclaimed Baroque Ensemble performs regularly throughout the year.

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