We don't want to give away too many juicy details, but this special murder mystery concert will explore the music of 17th century violinist-turned-murderer Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi. Bring your finest detective skills. All we can tell you is...it wasn't Colonel Mustard in the ballroom with the candlestick!
Early Music Access Project Artistic Director and violinist David McCormick is joined by fellow violinist Dan McCarthy, countertenor Thomas Aláan, bass violinist Jeremy Ward, and archlute player Brian Kay. Matthew Davies of Mary Baldwin University will lead a small cast of actors bringing this murder mystery to life. A wide array of rarely-heard works by Maurizio Cazzati, Antonio Cesti, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Marco Uccellini, and Pandolfi himself will illuminate the murderous tale.
EARLIER THIS SEASON:
COMMUNITY BAROQUE GATHERING Municipal Arts Center, 1119 5th Street SW, Charlottesville VA Saturday, January 26, 1-5pm The 2nd Annual Community Baroque Gathering was held on Saturday, January 26, 1-5pm at the Municipal Arts Center in Charlottesville! Instrumentalists formed an orchestra coached by Artistic Director and baroque violinist David McCormick; vocalists formed a choir led by mezzo soprano Tracy Cowart. The two ensembles came together to rehearse and informally perform a major work during the second half of the event.
CROSSING BORDERS: EVOLUTION OF THE SONATA The Haven, 112 W. Market Street in Charlottesville Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30pm
Early Music Access Project artists David McCormick (violin), Sarah Darling (violin), Niccolo Seligmann (viola da gamba), and Brian Kay (theorbo), presented Crossing Borders, a look at the evolution of the baroque-era sonata as Italian, French, German, and Spanish influences merged to create a rich variety of textures and sounds. The program included music of well-known composers like Corelli, Couperin, and Geminiani alongside arrangements of Scottish and Spanish folk tunes.