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Concert Series to Present Tempesta Di Mare March 23

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Posted: Friday Mar 1, 2013

March 1, 2013

Tempesta di Mare will be the next presentation in the Saint Vincent College Concert Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center. Tempesta di Mare is a Baroque chamber music ensemble from Philadelphia comprised of Gwyn Roberts (recorder and flute), Emlyn Ngai (violin), Lisa Terry (viola da gamba and cello) and Richard Sone (lute).

Their program will be entitled” “From Venice to Leipzig: Vivaldi, Bach and beyond,” and include works by Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann. They will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major, Op. 37, No. 2 and Concerto in G Minor, RV 103; Bach’s Suite in A Major, BWV 1025 and Concerto in F Major, BWV 529; and Telemann’s Concerto No 2 in D Major, TWV 43:D1 and Trio Sonata in A Minor, TWV 42:a 7.

Tempesta di Mare performs Baroque music on Baroque instruments with what the Philadelphia City Paper describes as “zest and virtuosity that transcends style and instrumentation.” Led by artistic directors Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone with concertmaster Emlyn Ngai, Tempesta di Mare is named for baroque master Antonio Vivaldi’s concerto meaning “storm at sea,” a title reflecting music’s power to evoke drama. Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer for its “off-the-grid chic factor,” Tempesta’s Greater Philadelphia Concert Series has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence since its launch in 2002, with press endorsements from Philadelphia to Paris. The ensemble is supported by such funders as the Pew Charitable Trusts, the William Penn Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In a market dominated by European ensembles, Tempesta di Mare is the first and only American baroque music group to record for the prestigious British label Chandos. Tempesta has toured from Oregon to Prague, has appeared at the famed Göttingen Handel Festival, and recently made their New York City debut at the Frick Collection. National broadcasts of their live performances include Performance Today, Sunday Baroque, Harmonia and SymphonyCast.

Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at http://concertseries.stvincent.edu, by calling 724 805-2565, or at the door on concert evenings.

Flex passes, and group rates are also available.

A dinner concert package, A Classic Evening at Saint Vincent, is offered for $50 with advance reservations.

Continuing this season is a complimentary shuttle service between the parking areas and the performing arts center.

The final concert in the series will be Veit Hertenstein, viola, on April 20.

The Saint Vincent College Concert Series receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. These grant funds are administered in this region by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.

Further details are available by contacting the Concert Series Box Office, 724 805-2565 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu.

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Photo: Tempesta di Mare 

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