Music from before the Baroque & Beyond
January 15, 2017 @ 4:30pm
California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison @ Shattuck, downtown Berkeley
A program displaying the kinship between instrumental and vocal music of multiple Mediterranean traditions: lively Italian medieval dance, Aragonese Renaissance ostinato bass improvisations, tantalizing Arabic tunes, and a complete 13th century Galician love song cycle from a woman's point of view by Martim Codax.
Karen Clark, contralto
Frances Feldon, recorders/medieval flute
Sarah Michael, qanun
Roy Wheldon, viola da gamba and vielle
and Peter Maund, percussion.
For tickets and information:
Our recording of the complete Op 37 trio sonatas for baroque flute, viola da gamba and chamber organ by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier on CD Baby
Frances Feldon, baroque flute
David Morris, viola da gamba
Katherine Heater, chamber organ
Frances Feldon (baroque flute & recorders) lives in Berkeley, CA, and has performed with American Bach Soloists, California Bach Society, Sonoma Bach, Ensemble Mirabile, in conjunction with Berkeley Early Music Festival, and the SF Boys Choir. She is the music director of Flauti Diversi, a baroque/contemporary chamber music ensemble; and a principal conductor for The Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra. She teaches recorder and baroque flute at her studio in Berkeley, and conducts the recorder program at City of Albany Community Services. She is a regular conductor and faculty member at recorder workshops. Ms Feldon directed the SFEMS Recorder Workshop for twenty years; founded and directed SFEMS Collegium series; and has directed its Evening Class programs. She conducted her recorder orchestra arrangements of Gershwin and Ellington classics at festivals in Montreal and Holland. Among her current projects: writing on jazz and pop recorder players for the magazine American Recorder. She studied recorder and baroque flute at Indiana University’s Early Music Institute, where she completed a doctorate in collegium directing. She has taught at Indiana University, UC Davis, Albany Adult School, and The Greenwood School in Mill Valley, CA. For more information: http://tackk.com/rm44b9
David Morris (viola da gamba & violoncello) performs with the renaissance violin band The King’s Noyse, the 17th-century ensemble Quicksilver, the Galax Quartet and the New York State Baroque Ensemble. He has performed with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Tragicomedia, Tafelmusik, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Musica Pacifica, American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Mark Morris Dance Company, and Seattle's Pacific Musicworks. He was the founder and musical director of the Bay Area baroque opera ensemble Teatro Bacchino, and has produced operas for the Berkeley Early Music Festival and the San Francisco Early Music Society series. Mr. Morris received his B.A. and M.A. in Music from U.C. Berkeley, and has been a guest instructor in early music performance-practice at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mills College, Oberlin College, the Madison Early Music Festival and Cornell University. He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, New Albion, Dorian, New World Records, Drag City Records (with Joanna Newsom) and New Line Cinema.
Katherine Heater, (harpsichord & chamber organ) frequently plays with early music groups such as Magnificat and the Voices of Music. She has performed throughout the United States, including with Catacoustic Consort in Ohio, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho and at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the Bloomington Early Music Festival, and the Tropical Baroque Festival of Miami. She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley in music, and Masters of Music in historical performance from Oberlin Conservatory. At the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam Ms. Heater studied harpsichord with Bob van Asperen and fortepiano with Stanley Hoogland. Also an active teacher, Ms. Heater teaches harpsichord at UC Berkeley and privately.