The Worlds of Eighteenth-Century Music

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 7:30pm

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 7:30 pm, at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, Friends of Mozart presents music illustrative of the distinct variety of styles prevalent in the eighteenth century, from the vivid idiom of Jean-Marie Leclair, considered the founder of the French violin school of playing, to the highly expressive nature of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach—the eldest of the many children of J.S. Bach—whose music Mozart studied as a child.  C.P.E. Bach served Frederick the Great, the Prussian monarch and accomplished flutist.  Mozart’s flute quartets were written in the late 1770’s, likely to fulfill a commission, and reflect a gracious quality and assured craft of a young master.  The music on this program is performed on period instruments, including flute, which reveals a singular sound world.

Artists:

Emi Ferguson, flute
Emi Ferguson performs in concerts and festivals throughout the world as well as in New York City, where she is a member of AMOC (American Modern Opera Company), the New York New Music Ensemble, New York Baroque Incorporated (NYBI), Argento Ensemble, New Vintage Baroque, and the Manhattan Chamber Players. Her debut album, Amour Cruel, released by Arezzo Music, enjoyed four weeks on the Billboard Charts.  Ms. Ferguson has spoken and performed at several TEDX events and been featured on Discovery Channel, Vox, and TouchPress apps music in today’s world. Emi Ferguson serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School. Born in Japan and raised in London and Boston, she now resides in New York City

Theresa Salomon, violin
a native of Germany who came to New York in 1993, performs on baroque and modern violin. She has participated in numerous international festivals, including Festival Presence, Paris; Gulbenkian Festival, Lisbon; and the Prague Spring Festival.  Ms. Salomon performs in New York with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, REBEL Baroque Orchestra, New York Collegium, American Classical Orchestra, and the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra. Theresa Salomon serves on the adjunct faculty of Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music, where she teaches performance practice and baroque violin.

Jessica Troy, viola
performs widely on period as well as modern instruments. On baroque viola she appears regularly with the Sebastians, New York Baroque Incorporated, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and Clarion. She has toured frequently and extensively with the Mark Morris Dance Group, including performances with Yo-Yo Ma across the United States and Japan. A member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Westchester Philharmonic, and New York City Opera, she also performs with other New York-area ensembles, including the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and NOVUS NY. She has recorded quartet tracks for Lou Reed and Ani DiFranco, appeared on television, and on film with David Byrne. 

Lindy Clarke, cello
is a founding member of the Claring Chamber Players, the Hudson Trio, and the New York Baroque Consort.  She has also been a guest artist with the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Bargemusic, and the North Country Chamber Players.  Lindy Clarke performs with numerous period instrument ensembles and orchestras, including the Classical Band, American Classical Orchestra, Grand Tour Orchestra, and Trio Pasqualati.  Ms. Clarke coaches chamber music groups through Alaria, the DiMenna Center, and Summertrios.  

Dongsok Shin, forte-piano
has specialized in historical performance practice on early keyboard instruments, including fortepiano, harpsichord, and organ, since the 1980's. He has been a member of the internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble REBEL since 1997. Mr. Shin has appeared with the American Classical Orchestra, ARTEK, Concert Royal, Dryden Ensemble, EMNY, and Pro Musica Rara, among others. He has appeared in recital with Renée Fleming, Rufus Müller, Jed Wentz, Marion Verbruggen, and Barthold Kuijken, and received acclaim as music director of baroque opera productions with the Mannes Camerata.  He tunes and maintains early keyboard instruments in the New York area, including for the  Metropolitan Opera and Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Dongsok Shin is featured in the Met Museum YouTube videos demonstrating the earliest known Cristofori fortepiano, which has had more than 300, 000 views.