Sanctum et Saeculare
VIELLE and TENOR VIOL
SATURDAY • FEBRUARY 4, 2017 • 9 PM
Program will be repeated at Bruno Walter Hall at the Lincoln Center Library for Performing Arts on Saturday, February 11, at 2:30 pm.
SATURDAY, FEB 6, 2016 | 7 PM
Works by Bertoli, Storace, Salaverde, and Böddecker; and the premiere of a work for dulcian by American composer Thomas Dempster
Respondent: James Kopp
Clayton Zeller-Townson is an energetic and versatile performer who performs widely on many types of bassoons. Recent concerts have brought him to Japan, Singapore, France, Germany, and much of North America. He performs frequently with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, in Toronto; Mercury Baroque, in Houston; and the Trinity Wall Street baroque orchestra, the Sebastians, the Clarion Society, Holy Trinity's Bach Vespers series, and the Helicon Foundation, in New York. He can be heard as principal bassoon on the ArchivMusic recording of the Stravinsky Octet with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. In addition to performing, Zeller-Townson teaches and conducts at The North Carolina Governors School, an interdisciplinary residential summer institution for gifted and talented high school students. He studied at the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2016 | 7:30 PM
I Come to the Garden Alone: German Music for Solo Violin
“Choice flowers … of charming rarity.” So Handel described the contents of his gift to Telemann in 1754. So too might we describe this assortment of (mostly) German works for solo violin, by Telemann, Bach, Vilsmayr, and Montanari. This program begins with disorderly, manic virtuosity from Montanari. It moves on to the civilized and touching music of Telemann, a rhapsody from Biber’s little-known student Vilsmayr, and finally Bach’s all-encompassing Ciaccona.