The Soraya Presents Tempesta Di Mare & Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center

The Soraya Presents Tempesta Di Mare & Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center

Baroque masters, Tempesta di Mare and interationally acclaimed Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform this winter in two intimate onstage performances at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya). Due to the Onstage Sessions popularity, seating for both concerts is limited with tickets available only through the Box Office at (818)...

"Our intimate Onstage Sessions for chamber music are proving to be some of our most popular performances," said Thor Steingraber, Executive Director for The Soraya. "This season we are lucky to present on our stage two of the world's finest chamber ensembles-Tempesta di Mare and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center-within weeks of each other which I think may even further our reputation."

About Tempesta di Mare
These musical sleuths from Philadelphia scour the world in search of little-known works by Baroque composers. Their performances, on period instruments, are truly "storms at sea," much like the name of the ensemble: Tempesta di Mare. This Valentine's Day concert will feature romantic fare sourced from the north and south poles of Italian music in the Baroque era - Venice and Naples. Miami Herald said, "Tempesta's brilliant playing made the best case for the rarely-played repertoire."

In an article on the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center website, Laura Keller explains, "Russians pack a ton of passion and drama into their chamber music. Though it is sometimes eclipsed by music for larger, flashier ensembles, Russian chamber music tells a story of its own. The history of this music is as complicated as the history of the country itself but it reveals a uniquely personal, deeply emotional aesthetic that is sometimes overlooked in Russian music."

Program for Tempesta di Mare
Vivaldi: Lute Concerto and La Pastorella
Castello: Sonata 15 in 4 parts
Scarlatti: Concerto in A minor
Falconieri: Folías para mi señora Doña Torolilla

Performers are Gwyn Roberts, recoder & flute; Emlyn Ngai and Rebecca Harris, violin; Lisa Terry, viola da gamba; Richard Stone, lute; Adam Peral, harpsichord.

Tempesta di Mare is named after a concerto by Antonio Vivaldi. Translated to mean "storm at sea," Tempesta di Mare reflects the composers' view of instrumental music as a vivid, rhetorical craft, capable of conveying emotional drama to its listeners. The orchestra performs self-led-no conductor-just as they did when the music was new.

Baroque composers imbued their chamber and orchestral music with the powers of language, letting every listener experience as full a range of human emotion as from a play or poem. Tempesta di Mare craft their performances to bring baroque music's most speech-like and emotive qualities front and center.

Whether as an orchestra or a chamber ensemble, the players transform the musical notes into dynamic, wordless dialogues in sound that win over audiences everywhere we play. To experience Tempesta is to experience nonstop discovery of repertoire both in and outside the canon: groundbreaking, modern rediscoveries, essential music by forgotten composers, overlooked works by famous composers, and even famous works by famous composers revealed in new ways.

Led by directors Gwyn Robertsand Richard Stone, with concertmaster Emlyn Ngai, Tempesta defines itself by this rhetorical approach to baroque music through concerts, recordings and broadcasts, including more than 280 concerts by more than 70 composers, 31 modern world premieres and dozens more U.S. and regional premieres, European and U.S. tours, 10 acclaimed CDs on Chandos, where Tempesta remains the only American baroque orchestra on a roster of European ensembles, and more than 55 million annual broadcast-listeners in the U.S., with millions more in over 56 countries worldwide.

About the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Led by artistic director, pianist Wu Han, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will present an evening where three generations of Russian composers come together, capped by the rarely performed Piano Quintet by Alexander Taneyev, once a student of Tchaikovsky and later a mentor to Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff. Chinese pianist Wu Han leads the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, who are not only in residence at the largest performing arts complex in the world, they are known nationally for regular broadcasts on SiriusXM and appearances on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center.

Program for Chamber Music of Lincoln Center
Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Tchaikovsky Souvenir d'un lieu cher for Violin and Piano, Op. 42
Prokofiev Sonata in C major for Two Violins, Op. 56
Taneyev Quintet in G minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 30

Performers are Wu Han, piano; Arnaud Sussman and Alexander Sitkovetsky, violins; Matthew Lipman, viola; and Nicholas Canellakis, cello.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of the largest performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which includes the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. CMS has its home in Lincoln Center's magnificent Alice Tully Hall. Through its many performance, education, recording, and broadcast activities, it brings the exhilarating experience of great chamber music to more people than any other organization of its kind. Under the inspired leadership of Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS presents a wide variety of concert series and educational events for listeners of all ages, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. The performing artists constitute a revolving multi-generational and international roster of the world's finest chamber musicians, enabling CMS to present chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period. Annual activities include a full season in New York, an equally full season of national and international tours, nationally televised broadcasts on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center, an international radio series, and regular broadcasts on SiriusXM and American Public Media's Performance Today. Audiences worldwide enjoy an extensive selection of New York performances through live stream on the CMS website.

About Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya)
The 2018-19 Season marks the eighth year the award-winning Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts which has quickly become one of the cultural jewels of the greater Los Angeles region. Under the leadership of Executive Director Thor Steingraber, The Soraya continues to expand its programming and outstanding multidisciplinary performances. The mission of The Soraya is to present a wide variety of performances that not only includes new and original work from the Los Angeles region but also work from around the world that appeal to all of LA's rich and diverse communities.

Located on the campus of California State University, Northridge, The Soraya's season offers a vibrant performance program of nearly 50 classical and popular music, dance, theater, family, and international events that will serve to establish The Soraya as the intellectual and cultural heart of the San Fernando Valley, and further establish itself as one of the top arts companies in Southern California. The award-winning, 1,700-seat theatre was designed by HGA Architects and Engineers and was recently cited by the Los Angeles Times as "a growing hub for live music, dance, drama and other cultural events."

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