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SEASON 2017/2018

CONCERTS –  MASTERCLASSES – LECTURES – AND MORE

Early Music Alberta presents:

ITALIAN MUSIC for lute and theorbo

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017, 7:30 PM

MICHELE CARRECA, lute & theorbo (Italy)

Michele Carreca was born in Foggia and graduated in lute at “Conservatorio Santa Cecilia” in Rome with Andrea Damiani in 2006. He attended master classes held by Paul O’Dette and in particular by Hopkinson Smith, wich has been a main point of reference for his studies.

As a soloist and as chamber musician Michele Carreca has played for Gesellscahft der Musikfreunde in Wien in the Musikverein Wien, Brahms Saal, “I Concerti del Quirinale di Radio 3” (Rome), “La Stanza della Musica” and “Piazza Verdi” (Rai Radio 3),  “Stockholm Early Music Festival” (Sweden), “Festiwal Muzyki Dawnej” Jarosław (Poland), “Festivalul Baroc” Timisoara (Romania), “Festival Camino de Santiago” (Spain), Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York City (United States), Festival “Musique et Memoire” (France), the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt (Germany), the Alte Pinakothek in Munich (Germany), the Italian Cultural Institute in Munich (Germany), Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum Braunschweig (Germany), Festival Antiqva, Barcelona (Spain), the Juan March Foundation in Madrid (Spain), for the National Gallery in London (Great Britain), “Festival international de musique andalouse et des musiques anciennes” in Algiers, (Algeria) “Mostra Internacional de Musica Antigua” in Curitiba, Brazil, for Universidade Federal in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), for the European Early Music Day of Rema, in Uzghorod (Ucrain), “Festival der Laute” in Dresden (Germany), “Nuove Settimane Barocche” in Brescia, “Urbino Musica Antica”, “Accademia Filarmonica Romana” in Rome, “World Bach-Fest” in Florence, “Echi Lontani” Festival in Cagliari, “Segni Barocchi” in Perugia, the concert season of “Centro di Musica Antica Pietà dei Turchini” in Naples, “Musica ai Frari” in Venice, etc.

In Baroque operas and orchestras he played under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner, Andrea Marcon, Alessandro De Marchi, Chiara Banchini, among others.

He has made recordings both as a soloist and as a continuo performer for BrilliantClassicsClassic Voice-AntiquaIpsarRai Trade, Urania RecordsContinuo Records. He has given master classes and concert-lessons for numerous institutions, such as Conservatorio di Foggia, Conservatorio di Pescara, Dams Univeristà Roma Tre, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

Michele Carreca lives in Rome and is Professor of Lute and early plucked instruments at the Conservatory V.Bellini, Palermo.

His last recording works available in 2017 are “Henriette the Princess of the Viol” with Maddalena Del Gobbo viola da gamba, for Deutsche Grammophon, and  “Giacomo Gorzanis : Solo lute music” as a soloist for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. This album is the first monography dedicated to Gorzanis, a famous Renaissance lutenist and composer born in Apulia.

PROGRAM

Francesco da Milano (1497-1543)
Dolcissima et amorosa
Ricercar 4 – Fantasia 15
De mon triste desplaisir (J.Richafort ca1480-1547-F.Da Milano)- Fantasia 64 – Fantasia 30
Ricercare 1 – Fantasia 51
Fantasia 31 – Fantasia 32 – Ricercar 7
Fantasia 33 -Fantasia 34 “la compagna”

Giacomo Gorzanis (ca 1525-after 1574)
Fantasia quinta-Saltarello dito l’Imperial
Recercar primo-Marta gentile
Pass’e mezo dela bataglia/Padoana del ditto/Saltarello del ditto

————-Intermission————

Giacomo Gorzanis (ca 1525-after 1574)
Fantasia seconda- Pass’e mezo ditto La dura partita/Padoana del ditto
Fantasia sesta – Pas’e mezo sopra una Canzon Francese
Recercar secondo-Saltarelo detto Sona Baloni
Pas’e mezo sopra gie vo desser d’un bois ah
Fantasia quarta-Balo todesco
Pas’e mezo ditto L’orsa core per el mondo-Padoana del ditto-Saltarello del ditto
Occhi lucenti assai più che le stelle

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (ca 1580-1651)
Improvvisations on Toccatas and basso ostinato

Concordia Seminary Chapel
7040 Ada Blvd, Edmonton
General: $40
Seniors/Members: $30
Students: $10

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Friday January 26, 2018

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