I. Sunday, November 6, 2011
La Mascarade: Character Music of the French Baroque
Duo Maresienne (Carol Lewis, bass viola da gamba and pardessus de viole; Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo and Baroque guitar) perform sonatas, caprices, chaconnes and a dramatic scene by Marais, de Visée, Caix d'Hervelois, Dollé, Porre and others.
II. Sunday, December 11, 2011
The Roscher Guitar: More Music from the North European Parlor
Celebrating his recent CD release of music performed on this historic instrument, Olav Chris Henriksen plays the 1810 Roscher guitar in works by Giuliani, Diabelli, von Call, Molino, Carcassi and Carulli.
III. Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Tudor Consort: Music from the Courts of Henry VIII and Elisabeth I
Mezzo-soprano Pamela Dellal joins El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson, Alice Mroszczyk, and special guest Wendy Gillespie, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute and Renaissance guitar) in music by Ferrabosco I, van Wilder, Byrd, Parsons, and others.
IV. Sunday, March 4, 2012
The Sounds of Vermeer: 17th-century Instrumental Music from the Netherlands
Early Baroque instrumental gems by Schop, Sweelinck, Schildt, Schenck, van den Hove and others, performed by Hendrik Broekman, harpsichord; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute, cittern and Baroque guitar; and Carol Lewis, viola da gamba.
V. Sunday, April 15, 2012
Capricious Italians: a 17th-century Musical Journey
El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson and Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, archlute and theorbo), perform instrumental fantasies, dances and solos by Italian musicians who traveled to Austria and Poland, and Polish and Austrian musicians who made their way to Italy, including Ferro, Neri, Farina, Waesich, Cato, Kapsberger and others.
All concerts take place at the Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road (at Central St.), Somerville, MA, and begin at 3:00 p.m. For further information, call 617-666-8910. Admission is $17 for the general public, $12 for students, seniors and Museum members.
The Somerville Museum is supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and by generous contributions from the membership of the Somerville Museum.