Organist of BRUNELLESCHI'S DOME Lucia Baldacci Makes American Debut at The Church of the Transfiguration, 11/17
The completion of The Duomo of Florence in 1436 marked a milestone in architectural history, while the structure later served as a focal point for several great composers.
With this program, we welcome an organist of "Brunelleschi's Dome," as she makes her New York and American debut with a program of works associated with Santa Maria del Fiore. Repertoire will include works of Frescobaldi, Zipoli, and others.
This concert is co-presented and co-produced by The Church of the Transfiguration.
Sunday, November 17th
The Church of the Transfiguration
1 East 29th Street
By subway: 1, N/R, or 6 to 28th Street; B/D/F/M to Herald Square
By bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M7
For reservations, call 1 888 718-4253 or go to http://www.salonsanctuary.org
Tickets $25 - $35
Guillaume Dufay (1400-1474)
Tibi, Christe, splendor patris
Aria di Fiorenza
From Fiori Musicali
Toccata avanti la Messa della Madonna, Kyrie, Christe
Toccata per l'Elevazione
From Secondo libro delle Toccate
Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)
From Sonate d'Intavolatura per Organo e Cembalo
Al Post Comunio
Anonimo pistoiese (sec. XVIII)
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in si minore K.87
Giuseppe Gherardeschi (1759-1815)
Gherardo Gherardeschi (1835-1905)
From Secondo libro delle Toccate
Organist and native Florentine Lucia Baldacci has served as organist to the Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore, known to us as "The Duomo," since 2010. She also serves as organist at the historic Orsanmichele, and since 2009, has maintained the same position at S. Maria Maggiore. Other Florentine churches where she serves as organist and choir director include the church of S. Pietro a Careggi, and the Abbazia S. Salvatore and S. Lorenzo a Settimo.
As Artistic Director and curator, she helmed the concert season I Maggi Fiorentini, La Tradizione in Musica al Giardino Bardini, participating also as a pianist, harpsichordist and ensemble director. In 2008, she founded the Summer Organ Festival L'Organo: Voce dell'Anima, housed to the Florentine church B. V. Madre Maria della Divina Providenzia. Frequently invited to play in international festivals, her appearances include the Christmas Concerts of the Organ Italian Music Academy of Pistoia (Italy); the organ festival Italiaanse Herfst in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam; the Estate Figlinese: Armonie Musicali housed to the collegiate church of Figline Valdarno (Italy); the International Organ Festival in Valdera (Italy).
As a collaborator with German violinist and curator Michael Stüve and the ensemble Musica Ricercata, she plays organ and harpsichord. In 2009, Stüve, his ensemble and the American soprano Jessica Gould joined Ms. Baldacci for a performance of French and English baroque repertoire at the Library of the San Marco Museum in Florence. With the same artists, Baldacci organized a music concert (soprano, violin and organ)The Sacred in Music: From Renaissance to Baroque, held in the church of S. Donnino to Campi Bisenzio (Florence) in 2011.
Her interest in historical-musical research has led to regular invitations to give lectures for historic city institutions. Most recently, she was invited by the Società di San Giovanni Battista to give a performance lecture, Passione di un Nobile Mecenate: La Musica e il Gran Principe Ferdinando, or Passion of a Noble Patron: The Music and the Grand Prince Ferdinand.