La Grande Bande, Concert II: A Casual Concert
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

La Grande Bande, Concert II: A Casual Concert

Sometimes concerts can be stuffy and filled with too many “rules of conduct.” Clap here. Don’t clap here. Wear something nice. Stand there. Don’t stand there! Only cough here. For this concert we're loosening concert “etiquette.” Hosted at the Arlington Haus, this concert will feature music used for light entertainment in the seventeenth century.

A Bach harpsichord concerto, a Telemann flute sonata, and two secular cantatas: one, about the horrible effects of coffee on young people; the other, about love and betrayal. Please eat, drink, and enjoy a spectacular concert.

The concert will be presented using Baroque strings and continuo instruments. Texts will be sung in German and Italian with projected English translations projected.

Admission: $5. You can purchase tickets at www.lagrandebande.org/tickets

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La Grande Bande, Concert III: Lively Entertainments
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

La Grande Bande, Concert III: Lively Entertainments

With no Netflix, video games, or television, seventeenth-century entertainment was much different than ours today. Operas, ballets, horse ballets (yes, seriously!), cards, and banquets were but a few entertainment options. Now considered great musical treasures, Handel’s Sinfonia in B-flat, his cantata Apollo e Dafne, and Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.1, were examples of entertainment for many common people. These selections will also feature baroque flute, baroque oboe, and baroque bassoon. The cantata will be sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Much of the Baroque music we think of as high art was used as background music or was regarded as “popular” music. Handel’s famous Water Music acted as iTunes for King George I’s summer trip down the River Thames in 1717. Even Telemann’s famous Tafelmusik entertained diners at his patron’s banquet.

The concert will be presented using Baroque oboes, Baroque bassoon, Baroque strings, and Baroque continuo instruments. Texts will be sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Admission: $5. Purchase tickets at www.lagrandebande.org/tickets

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La Grande Bande, Concert IV: Bach's Circle
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

La Grande Bande, Concert IV: Bach's Circle

Our fourth concert will be the most intimate concert of the season: one instrument and one player. Performing in the Sibley County Courthouse Rotunda, our Music & Artistic Director will take the stage as soloist with a program of solo harpsichord music. The concert will feature music written by Johann Sebastian Bach and his circle of influencers, family, and students. Due to venue size, ticket availability for this concert will be limited to 28 patrons.

Admission: Free
Suggested Donation: $15 per person

Purchase tickets at www.lagrandebande.org/tickets.

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La Grande Bande, Concert V: Charpentier's Te Deum
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

La Grande Bande, Concert V: Charpentier's Te Deum

Whether in times of celebration, times of war, or times of peace, the Te Deum had important liturgical and extra-liturgical functions within France and much of Europe. These ceremonies grew to great prominence during the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715). This concert will be a musical exploration of French Te Deum ceremonies—one of the most important displays of the French Crown’s authority during the ancien régime. The concert will utilize music written by the prolific Marc-Antoine Charpentier, who lived and worked during the reign of Louis XIV.

Charpentier was employed as a singer and composer by the Marie de Lorraine, Duchesse de Guise, for 17 years. Although he was never an official court composer, Charpentier and his music were well-known by Louis XIV, the Dauphin, their courts, and the Parisian public. Eight singers and ten instrumentalists will perform the works.

The concert will be presented using Baroque recorders, Baroque strings, and Baroque continuo instruments. Texts will be sung in Latin with translations available in the program booklet.

Admission: $5. Purchase tickets at www.lagrandebande.org/tickets.

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La Grande Bande, Concert I: La musique de la chambre
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

La Grande Bande, Concert I: La musique de la chambre

The first concert of the 2019-2020 Concert Season will feature violin sonatas, viola da gamba sonatas, and trio sonatas by French composers. Among the composers on the program is Jean-François Dandrieu, a composer and organist lauded by his contemporaries. After his death, his music fell into obscurity. Combining an Italianate compositional style with French flavor, Dandrieu’s Trio Sonata and Violin Sonata are sure to remind you of Corelli and Handel.

Many of the pieces selected for this program were likely heard in the apartments of Versailles and other noble houses throughout France. Musical engravers and printers in France were one of the most important sources for disseminating music throughout the country. The sources for many of the pieces on this program are their seventeenth- and eighteenth-century printings.

The concert will be presented using Baroque strings and continuo instruments.

Admission: $5. You can purchase tickets at www.lagrandebande.org/tickets

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La Grande Bande: A Baroque Banquet
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

La Grande Bande: A Baroque Banquet

At the culmination of our SE Ed Project, we will perform a varied program of Baroque pieces. These include works by Handel, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and many more. Come to hear a unique and unknown piece by Georg Christoph Strattner. This concert will be a feast for your ears.

Our afternoon rehearsal on May 10 will be open to the public. Come to see and hear us prepare for our evening concert.

The concert will be presented using Baroque strings and continuo instruments. Texts will be sung in English, German, and Latin with translations available in the program booklet. Download it here (coming soon).

Admission: $5-10 (Available March 15)
Concessions Available for Purchase

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La Grande Bande: Sibley East Educational Project
May
9
to May 10

La Grande Bande: Sibley East Educational Project

  • Sibley East Middle/High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the first time in our history, we will be partnering with the Sibley East Middle/High School Music Department to present an exceptional educational program for its students. This project is unique because it provides the students the rare opportunity to learn directly from some of the America’s, and the world’s, best up-and-coming talent in the Historical Performance field.

Our Project will

  1. Provide an interactive Performance/Lecture session for the students which will

    • introduce the students to Baroque music

    • allow the students to see and hear replica Baroque instruments

    • introduce the students to important figures from the Baroque era

  2. Provide selected students an opportunity to learn directly from our NY Artists in three Masterclass sessions

  3. Afford students the option to observe our rehearsals; this is a rare opportunity for students to see how professional musicians rehearse

You can read the full project proposal here.

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Rose Ensemble: Voices of Angels

Medieval plainchant and magnificent, virtuosic vocal compositions by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna in honor of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. This program includes works for voices and instruments by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), and others.
 
One night only in the Twin Cities - April 13th at Basilica of Saint Mary.
 
Greater Minnesota Tour funded in part by the Otto Bremer Trust.

(roseensemble.org)

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ICWF 2018: Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz
Jul
27
to Aug 12

ICWF 2018: Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz

From July 27 through August 7, 2018 the International Conducting Workshop and Festival will present a workshop in Lviv, Ukraine in partnership with the Lviv Philharmonic, Taras Krysa, Music Director. This workshop will focus on the music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Berlioz and will be led again by two of the most internationally esteemed conducting teachers: Larry Rachleff (Rice University) and Donald Schleicher (University of Illinois). They will be assisted by Benjamin Loeb (ICWF Artistic Director). Susan Lorette Dunn (Rice) and Russell Miller (Eastman) will be returning as well. 

Immediately following this workshop from August 8-12, 2018, ICWF will present ICWF 2018: Performance led by Lviv Philharmonic Music Director Taras Krysa and ICWF Artistic Director Benjamin Loeb during which participants will give public performances of the repertoire from the previous workshop.

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DMA Recital II
Feb
18
to Feb 21

DMA Recital II

  • Staller Center For the Arts (map)
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Join us for a wonderful program of Baroque chamber and orchestral works. La Grande Bande will be joined by Catherine Sandstedt (soprano), Alina Tamborini (soprano), and Kristin Starkey (alto). The orchestra includes incredible colleagues from Stony Brook Univ. and from around the area (see below).

The recital is free and acts as a degree requirement for our Music Director's DMA program.

BACH , Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
MUFFAT, Concerto Grosso No. 12 in G
CHARPENTIER, Première Leçon de Ténèbres de Vendredi Saint

La Grande Bande
Lucas Balslov, baroque trumpet ; Natalie Kress, Jennifer Gersten, Anna Tsukervanik, and Robert Warner, violins ; Chelsea Wimmer, viola ; Nellie Smith, Treble/Bass Violas da Gamba ; Alison Rowe, violoncello ; Tommy Mangfong Wu, violone ; T.J. Dalton, theorbo ; Mīng-Jùi Līu, baroque guitar ; Michael Thomas Asmus, conductor/continuo.

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Conducting Workshop, String Orchestra of Brooklyn
Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

Conducting Workshop, String Orchestra of Brooklyn

"The SOB Conducting Workshop offers participants conducting training in a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere with highly professional teaching and an accomplished and critically acclaimed community orchestra. The workshop will be limited to 15 participants to ensure that each participant receives at least 45 minutes of podium time with the orchestra. The focus of the workshop will be on baton technique, leadership psychology, and orchestral pedagogy" (http://www.thesob.org/workshop/1457/). 

The workshop is lead by Tito Muñoz and Eli Spindel.

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Conducting Workshop, String Orchestra of Brooklyn
Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

Conducting Workshop, String Orchestra of Brooklyn

  • 152 West 66th Street New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"The SOB Conducting Workshop offers participants conducting training in a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere with highly professional teaching and an accomplished and critically acclaimed community orchestra. The workshop will be limited to 15 participants to ensure that each participant receives at least 45 minutes of podium time with the orchestra. The focus of the workshop will be on baton technique, leadership psychology, and orchestral pedagogy" (http://www.thesob.org/workshop/1457/). 

The workshop is lead by Tito Muñoz and Eli Spindel.

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Conducting Workshop, String Orchestra of Brooklyn
Jan
27
7:15 PM19:15

Conducting Workshop, String Orchestra of Brooklyn

  • 152 West 66th Street New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"The SOB Conducting Workshop offers participants conducting training in a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere with highly professional teaching and an accomplished and critically acclaimed community orchestra. The workshop will be limited to 15 participants to ensure that each participant receives at least 45 minutes of podium time with the orchestra. The focus of the workshop will be on baton technique, leadership psychology, and orchestral pedagogy" (http://www.thesob.org/workshop/1457/). 

The workshop is lead by Tito Muñoz and Eli Spindel.

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Conducting Recital
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Conducting Recital

Conducting recital which serves as the final exam for an independent study in conducting.

Room 0111, Music Department
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Personnel:
Stony Brook University ad hoc Orchestra
Janani Sridhar, soprano
Michael Thomas Asmus, conductor

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Keyboard Project: Stony Brook University
Mar
22
5:00 PM17:00

Keyboard Project: Stony Brook University

Various keyboard players (piano and harpsichord) playing selections from Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II and Dimitri Shostakovitch's 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87.

There are two concerts: one at 5:00 and one at 8:00.

For a complete list of performers and their biographies, please visit the website for the performance here: www.stonybrookpianoproject.org.
 

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