Friday, December 14, 2012 7:30pm
Sundin Music Hall
Rhythm and Verse:
an Exploration of Pulse through Music and Poetry
Maria Jette has appeared with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Houston, Kansas City, San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa, Charlotte, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Austin and San Antonio Symphonies, New York Chamber Symphony and Portland Baroque Orchestra, and for many merry seasons with Ex Machina Antique Music Theatre in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis- St. Paul), where she's often heard locally with Vocalessence, Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and Lyra Baroque Orchestra. With conductor Helmuth Rilling, she’s sung Bach, Mozart and Haydn around the US, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Japan and Canada. She’s performed her own production of Seuss/Kapilow’s Green Eggs & Ham for over 40,000 kids around the USA. She has been a regular guest over many seasons at the San Luis Obispo Mozart and Oregon Bach Festivals and the Oregon Festival of American Music, and is often heard nationally on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.
Violinist Margaret Humphrey maintains a vibrant freelance schedule based in St Paul, Minnesota, and performs with orchestras and chamber ensembles around the country. A featured concerto soloist with several local orchestras, Ms. Humphrey is also a core member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra. Early music being her special focus, she has toured as guest of Tempesta di Mare in Philadelphia, and the Kingsbury Ensemble in St Louis, and in chamber ensembles in the Ancient Music Series of St. Savin, France. A founding member of Ladyslipper, a twin cities-based baroque trio performing a monthly chamber music series, she tours nationally for festivals as well. Ms Humphrey has recorded on the Chandos label.
Brazilian recorder player Clea Galhano is an International renowned performer of early, contemporary and Brazilian music. Galhano has performed in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe as a chamber musician, collaborating with recorder player Marion Verbruggen, Jacques Ogg, Belladonna, Lanzelotte/Galhano Duo, Galhano/Montgomery Duo, Kingsbery Ensemble, and Blue Baroque Band. As a featured soloist, Galhano has worked with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan and Emmanuelle Haim, World Symphony, Milwaukee Baroque and Lyra Baroque Orchestra. Ms. Galhano has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Tage Alter Music Festival in Germany and at Wigmore Hall in London,Weill and Merkin Hall in New York and Palazzo Santa Croce in Rome. A popular teacher and ensemble director, Galhano regularly conducts workshops across the United States, Europe and Brazil. Currently, Galhano is the Executive Artistic Director of the St. Paul Conservatory of Music and she is on the faculty of Macalester College.
A versatile and engaging musician, Barbara Weiss’ diverse musical experiences range from recording and performing ancient classical Cambodian music to directing a baroque opera company to chairing a university’s early music program. She has been on the faculty of both the Oberlin Conservatory and the Peabody Institute, as well as Concordia College and the University of Minnesota and Pennsylvania. She teaches at summer workshops such as the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, the Madison Early Music Festival, and Indiana University’s Recorder Academy. Ms. Weiss has performed at the Boston, San Antonio and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, and the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Her collaborations include Belladonna, the Newberry Consort, Quicksilver, Chatham Baroque, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, the King's Noyse, Apollo's Fire, the Chicago Opera Theater and Piffaro. Ms. Weiss has recorded with the Dorian, Flying Fish and Harmonia Mundi labels. She currently lives in Asheville, NC, where she performs with Muses Delight, Pan Harmonia and is teaching at the Mountain Collegium Early Music Workshop, and at Eastern Tennessee State University's Summer Piano Camp.
Cellist Rebecca Humphrey moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2009, is a founding member of Pleiades and performs regularly with Eclectus Consort, the Australian Chamber Choir and the Australian Baroque Ensemble. Prior to Melbourne, Rebecca lived in Philadelphia, PA, where she was an active freelancer, performing as a core member of Tempesta Di Mare, and as a founding member of Aurelio and The Merion Trio. She spent much of her time playing in Washington DC with the Washington Bach Consort, in Baltimore with the Handel Singers of Baltimore, and in New York City with Rebel and Quicksilver. Rebecca lived in Switzerland for three years where she was the principle cellist for Kammerensemble Luzerne and in Basel with Capriccio Basel. Her recordings with Tempesta di Mare on the Chandos Label have received wide acclaim, and the group has toured extensively performing their CD, Handel’s “Flaming Rose”, featuring soprano Julianne Baird.