Camerata Tinta Barocca presents: FOLK BAROQUE
18 October 2018 19:30
Odeion, Bloemfontein Campus

Camerata Tinta Barocca presents: FOLK BAROQUE

Bridget Rennie-Salonen (traverso)
Darryn Prinsloo (recorder)
Annien Shaw (Baroque violin)
Uwe Grosser (theorbo, Baroque guitar)
Cheryl de Havilland (Baroque cello)
Erik Dippenaar (harpsichord, director)

Camerata Tinta Barocca (CTB), founded in Cape Town by violinist Quentin Crida (July 2004), is the leading South African Baroque ensemble playing on period instruments. Its name is derived from the musicians' passion for Baroque music and red wine. The members include some of Cape Town's finest musicians who embrace a historically informed performance practice approach. CTB's concerts have been broadcast on Fine Music Radio and have received critical acclaim in the Cape Times and Die Burger. Mostly playing music from the 18th century, CTB has worked with leaders in their fields, such as Baroque violinists Antoinette Lohmann and Pauline Nobes; violinists David Juritz, Darragh Morgan and Zoe Beyers; countertenor Christopher Ainslie; male soprano Philipp Mathmann; recorder player Stefan Temmingh; mandolin player Alon Sariel and conductor Arjan Tien. 

Apart from CTB's annual concert series in their home, St Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Cape Town), the ensemble regularly accompanies opera and oratorio performances, and performs in festivals throughout South Africa. CTB also has an active outreach component, which includes an annual education tour to the West Coast (the Matzikama Music Week), the Sunshine Concerts (an outreach programme for people unable to attend concerts because they are elderly, indigent or disabled in some way), as well as a regular collaboration with the Keiskamma Music Academy (Eastern Cape).

Since 2011 CTB has gradually moved towards playing on period instruments. Currently it is the only period ensemble in South Africa that regularly plays in orchestral format, performing most of its annual concerts on period instruments. In 2013 CTB, in collaboration with the Cape Consort, gave the first South African period performance of Handel's Messiah. During November 2016 CTB played for Cape Town Opera's first production to use a period instrument orchestra: Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, directed by Jaco Bouwer and conducted by Erik Dippenaar. In December 2016 CTB was nominated for a kykNET Fiesta award for a programme titled Handel in the Drawing Room presented during the 2016 Klein Karoo Klassique festival.  In September 2017 CTB successfully launched the first annual Cape Town Baroque Festival.

In 2015 CTB set up a collaboration with the early music ensemble Collegium Musicum at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town, through which two student cadets annually receive hands-on training in period performance in CTB projects. The cadet scheme is generously supported by the Claude Leon Foundation. In July 2015 Erik Dippenaar was appointed Artistic Director of CTB, Michael Maas (former CEO of the Artscape Theatre Centre) as Administrative Coordinator and Cheryl de Havilland as Outreach Coordinator.

Marco Uccelini (c.1610 – 1680): Bergamasca
Trad. Scottish, Orpheus Caledonius (1733): The bush aboon tranquair
Francesco Barsanti (1690 – 1775): The bush aboon tranquair from A Collection of Old Scots Tunes (1742)
Francesco Geminiani (1687 – 1762): The bush aboon tranquair from A treatise of good taste in the Art of Musick (1749)
Gaspar Sanz (1640 – 1710): Canarios
Francesco Barsanti (1690 – 1775): Lochaber from A Collection of Old Scots Tunes (1742)
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757): Sonata in C minor, K.99
Gaspar Sanz (1640 – 1710): Zarabanda
Tarquinio Merula (1595 – 1665): Ciaconna
Trad. Scottish, Orpheus Caledonius (1733): Lady Ann Bothwell's lament 
Francesco Geminiani (1687 – 1762): Lady Ann Bothwel’s Lament
Francesco Veracini (1690 – 1768): Scozzese from Sonata IX, Opus 2 (1744)
Niel Gow (1727 – 1807): Lament for the Death of his 2nd wife

R120 (adults)
*R80 (pensioners)
*R70 (UFS staff)
*R50 (students, learners and block bookings of 10+)
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Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 401 2504)


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