Phoenix Early Music Society

 
 
 

Argentinian guitarist Eduardo Isaac is “an artist with strength and transparent sensibility” (Folha da Tarde, Brazil) who "makes us breathe the six strings of his guitar” (Le Soir, Brussels).

 

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 7.30p

2011 PEMS Events

Eduardo Isaac, Guitar

Cost:

$8-$19

Ticket Information

Led by the renowned Baroque violinist Monica Huggett, Trio Sonnerie performs works by Baroque masters Jenkins, Froberger, Biber, Marais, Forqueray, and J.S. Bach.

This concert is co-sponsored by:

the Musical Instrument Museum, the Phoenix Early Music Society & the ASU School of Music

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 7.00p

Trio Sonnerie featuring Monica Huggett

Cost:

$25-$35

Ticket Information

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 10.00a-12.00p

Master Class with Trio Sonnerie

Cost:

FREE

Open to the Public

                                                    Featuring:

Monica Huggert, violin

Emilia Benjamin, viol

James Johnston, harpsichord

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 1.00p

PEMS Annual Kaleidoscope Concert

Cost:

FREE

Open to the Public

                                                    Featuring:

PEMS members and Arizona State University Student groups

perform an eclectic program of mostly early music

Annual PEMS Membership Meeting to Proceed

Other Early Music Events

in Central and Southern Arizona

October 2011


ASU Organ: When worlds collide: Music for saxophone & organ

Sunday, Oct 9, 2:30 p.m., ASU Organ Hall, Mill Av & Gammage Pkwy, Tempe

Saxophonist Timothy McAllister joins up with Kimberly Marshal to feature exciting new works and transcriptions, combining one of the newest musical instruments with one of the oldest.

Admission: $8 - $19

For more information: http://asuevents.asu.edu/organ-series-when-worlds-collide-music-saxophone-and-organ



Camelback Bible Performance series: The King of Instruments meets the Instrument of Kings

Thursday, Oct 13, 7:00 p.m., Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr, Paradise Valley Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski, trumpet and Guy Whatley, organ
500 years of music for brass and organ
Admission: Free



AZ Bach Festival: Special Event

Sunday, Oct 16, 2:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Av, Phoenix
Stephen Redfield, violin, and Kathleen McIntosh, organ
All German program: music of Froberger, Schmelzer, Ignaz, Biber, Muffat, Walther, Telemann, Handel, and J.S. Bach Admission: $20
For more information: http://arizonabachfestival.org/October-2011-Special-Event.html



ASU Organ Recital: Kristin Holton

Tuesday, Oct 18, 7:30 p.m., ASU Organ Hall, Mill Av & Gammage Pkwy, Tempe Organ music composed between1430 and1635 AD
Admission: Free



Camelback Bible Performance series: A Treasury of Music: Balkans and Beyond

Saturday, Oct 22, 7:00 p.m., Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr, Paradise Valley Riznica Chamber Choir and Pageon Orchestra (local performers)
Admission: $20 / Students $13 / Children under 7 free
For more information: http://www.riznica.us



ASU Organ: Reflections of Italy in Northern Europe

Sunday, Oct 23, 2:30 p.m., ASU Organ Hall, Mill Av & Gammage Pkwy, Tempe
Italian organist Matteo Imbruno explores the Italian influence in baroque organ music of Northern Europe
Admission: $8 - $19
For more information: http://asuevents.asu.edu/organ-series-reflections-italy-northern-europe
* The ASU Traeri organ is an original period instrument which is on extended loan to ASU. It was built the year that Vivaldi died, while JS Bach was still alive. It is tuned in meantone. The ASU Fritts organ, modeled after north German Baroque organs, was completed exactly 250 years later.



The Arizona State University Choral Union and Solis Camerata (Early Music Chamber Choir) present Voices and Pipes on Sunday, October 30th, 3 p.m.

Valley Presbyterian Church (6947 E MacDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona).

The concert will feature music for voices, organ and brass, including: In Ecclesiis by Gabrieli, Miserere Mei Deus by Allegri, excerpts from Coronation Mass by Mozart and excerpts from Monteverdi’s Vespers.

Tickets will be available at the door for $5 per person, $3 for students with valid student ID.



AZ Early Music Society: Corde à vide

Sunday, Oct 30, 3:00 p.m., St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N Campbell Av (at River Road), Tucson

Admission: $25 general / $22 seniors / $5 students with ID
For more information: http://www.azearlymusic.org/Corde.htm



November 2011



ASU faculty recital: Bach & His Contemporaries

Tuesday, Nov 1, 7:30 p.m., ASU Katzin Concert Hall, Mill Av & Gammage Pkwy, Tempe
The Chaconne from Bach's D Minor Partita is an undeniable benchmark in the history of unaccompanied violin music, seemingly eclipsing all other Baroque repertoire for unaccompanied violin. But it was not the first, nor the only work of its kind. Join violinist Jonathan Swartz as he performs solo violin works by Bach's contemporaries, Johann Georg Pisendel and Georg Philipp Telemann, alongside Bach's masterpiece, the D Minor Partita.
Admission: $5 - $9
For more information: http://asuevents.asu.edu/faculty-artist-series-bach-and-his-contemporaries



ASU Organ: Everything is Illuminated

Sunday, Nov 13, 2:30 p.m., ASU Organ Hall, Mill Av & Gammage Pkwy, Tempe
An ecstatic experience evoked by three pipe organs, hurdy-gurdy, rabab, tsimbl, violin, piano, sine waves and more. Organists Ilona and Jacob Adler will be joined by an eclectic group of improvising musicians from around the world
Admission: $8 - $19
For more information: http://asuevents.asu.edu/organ-series-reflections-italy-northern-europe
* The ASU Traeri organ is an original period instrument which is on extended loan to ASU. It was built the year that Vivaldi died, while JS Bach was still alive. It is tuned in meantone. The ASU Fritts organ, modeled after north German Baroque organs, was completed exactly 250 years later.



AZ Early Music Society: Hausmusik: Mapes, Jarvis, Sanders

Sunday, Nov 19, 7:30 p.m., in a private Tucson home near the UofA; location TBA Admission: $30, includes food and drink
For more information: http://www.azearlymusic.org/Mapes.htm




December 2011


MetHD: Rodelinda (Handel)

Saturday, Dec 3, 10:30 a.m., Metropolitan Opera live simulcast in HD, in select local theaters
Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth’s much-heralded production, Renée Fleming reprises the title role. She’s joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.
Local theaters: See first page of http://www.metoperafamily.org/uploadedFiles/MetOpera/watch_and_listen/Live_in_HD/11-12_Season/UStheaters.pdf, then check those theaters which are nearby for a given performance date
Admission: typically $20 - $24. Seating is very limited, and usually sells out completely at AMC Desert Ridge. Buy your tickets in advance and plan to arrive almost an hour early to have a good selection of seats.
For more information: http://www.fathomevents.com/performingarts/event/rodelinda.aspx



Vivaldi’s Gloria

Saturday, Dec 10, 7.00pm, Victory Lutheran Church, Mesa, AZ

The combined choirs of Victory Lutheran Church (Mesa) and St. Maria Goretti’s Catholic Church (Scottsdale) present Vivaldi’s Gloria along with the Tetra String Quartet and other local musicians.

Admission is Free.



Vivaldi’s Gloria

Saturday, Dec 17, 2.30pm, St. Maria Goretti’s Catholic Church, Scottsdale

The combined choirs of Victory Lutheran Church (Mesa) and St. Maria Goretti’s Catholic Church (Scottsdale) present Vivaldi’s Gloria along with the Tetra String Quartet and other local musicians.

Admission is Free.



ASU Organ: Christmas Concert

Sunday, Dec 11, 2:30 p.m., ASU Organ Hall, Mill Av & Gammage Pkwy, Tempe
Sunday, Dec 11, 5:00 p.m., ASU Organ Hall, Mill Av & Gammage Pkwy, Tempe
Kimberly Marshall and the ASU Organ Studio retell the age-old Christmas story with seasonal carols and noëls. The festively decorated Organ Hall is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
Admission: $8 - $23
For more information: http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/events/viewevent.php?eid=904



AZ Early Music Society: Hausmusik: Las Arenas del Canto

Sunday, Dec 17, 7:30 p.m., in a private home in the Tucson Foothills; location TBA Admission: $30, includes food and drink
For more information: http://www.azearlymusic.org/Arenas.htm



Phoenix Symphony: Handel’s Messiah
Wednesday, Dec 14, 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N Central Ave, Phoenix
Thursday, Dec 15, 7:30 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 17200 N Del Webb Blvd. Sun City
Friday, Dec 16, 7:30 p.m., Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa
Saturday, Dec 17, 7:30 p.m., Camelback Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5902 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix
Sunday, Dec 18, 3:00 p.m., Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale
with Michael Christie, conductor; Celena Shafer, soprano; Jamie Van Eyke, mezzo soprano; David Portillo, tenor; Levi Hernandez, baritone; and the Phoenix Symphony Chorus
For more information, see http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=5331, http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=5332, http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=5335, and http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=5333 and
http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=5334, respectively
Tickets: $31 general admission, except for the Ikeda Theater in Mesa event, where assigned-seat prices range from $51 to $21