VALENTINES DAY: LOVE SONGS LIVE
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

VALENTINES DAY: LOVE SONGS LIVE

This Valentine's Day, singer, Catherine Hancock, and singer-guitarist, Doug Schmolze come together to offer an intimate evening of love songs from the Great American Songbook at the Stagecoach Tavern. This treasured repertoire features favorites like Gershwin's "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Embracable You", Berlin's "Cheek to Cheek", as well as lesser known gems from the period, including works by Kurt Weil, Michel Legrand, Hoagy Carmichael, and more. Enjoy a delicious meal with someone you love while being serenaded by this local and versatile duo. 

  • $55 Tasting menu with optional wine pairing

  • Menu & details TBA

Reservations at: https://rblodge.com/event-calendar/2019/valentines-day-love-live?fbclid=IwAR3Vt-RGgQHegE9p-EEnmq22YuTVgagTzIZaOv5erKfew6kEE025zwp8GK4

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“Concerto delle Donne—Consort of Ladies” Revolutionary Italian Vocal music of the Late Renaissance and Early Barqoue
Feb
16
to Feb 17

“Concerto delle Donne—Consort of Ladies” Revolutionary Italian Vocal music of the Late Renaissance and Early Barqoue

“Concerto delle Donne—Consort of Ladies” Revolutionary Italian Vocal music of the Late Renaissance and Early Barqoue
February 16 (snow date 22) at 6 pm - Saint James Place, Great Barrington, MA
February 17 (snow date 24) at 4 pm - Trinity Church, Lakeville, CT

In 1580 in Ferrara, Italy, an ensemble of professional female singers–probably the first one of their gender–became renowned for their technical and artistic virtuosity. This ensemble, the 'Concerto delle Donne', performed formal concerts for members of the inner circle of the Ferrara court and important visitors, and revolutionized the role of women in professional music.

Sopranos Catherine Hancock, Rebecca Palmer and Jennifer Tyo Oberto, accompanied and directed by Christine Gevert on the organ and harpsichord, and Hideki Yamaya on theorbo and lute, will perform works by the Ferrara court composer, Luzzascho Luzzaschi, as well as early Italian Baroque arias and duets by Monteverdi, Giacomo Carrisime, Barbara Strozzi and others.

Tickets are $10 (youth), $35 (general seating) and $60 (preferred seating). You can purchase tickets online at www.worldclassmusic.org/buy-tickets, by sending a check to Crescendo, PO Box 245, Lakeville, CT 06039, or at the door 45 minutes before performance begin. For more information, please call 860.435.4866.

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A Musical Bestiary: Renaissance and Baroque songs about animals, nature, and more! 
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

A Musical Bestiary: Renaissance and Baroque songs about animals, nature, and more! 

  • Racebrook Lodge: Down County Social Club (map)
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Hideki Yamaya and Catherine Hancock return to the Racebrook Lodge’ to share an entertaining and whimsical night of Renaissance and Baroque music from Italy, Spain, and England about animals, nature and more! This program explores a humorous and quirky side of early music through the music of Josquin, Marin, Willaert, Dowland and others. Come hear chickens cluck, bees buzz, frogs croak, and hear the beautiful sounds of the Renaissance Guitar, Renaissance Lute, and Baroque Guitar. 

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Songs about Fantastic Beasts: Very old music about animals on ancient instruments 
Mar
9
1:30 PM13:30

Songs about Fantastic Beasts: Very old music about animals on ancient instruments 

Bring your kids to the Mason library on March 9th at 1:30pm for an afternoon of Renaissance Music about animals! Hideki Yamaya (Renaissance Guitar, Renaissance Lute, and Baroque Guitar) and Catherine Hancock (Soprano) come together for a program of fun and accessible early music from Spain, Italy and England, specifically for families and children. Kids will learn about early instruments and singing, and hear music that includes chickens clucking, bees buzzing, and frogs croaking. Coloring handouts will also be available for kids with animals that correspond to the songs presented. Grown-ups will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music. 

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Songs about Fantastic Beasts: Very old music about animals on ancient instruments 
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Songs about Fantastic Beasts: Very old music about animals on ancient instruments 

Hideki Yamaya and Catherine Hancock return to the Southfield Church to share an entertaining and whimsical afternoon of Renaissance and Baroque music from Italy, Spain, and England about animals, nature and more! This program explores a humorous and quirky side of early music through the music of Josquin, Marin, Willaert, Dowland and others. Come hear chickens cluck, bees buzz, frogs croak, and hear the beautiful sounds of the Renaissance Guitar, Renaissance Lute, and Baroque Guitar. 

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A New Yeer's Gift: A Concert of Renaissance Yuletide Music
Jan
5
3:00 PM15:00

A New Yeer's Gift: A Concert of Renaissance Yuletide Music

Catherine is joined by The Arcadia Viols and lutenist Hideki Yamaya for an program of seasonal 16th and 17th century music from England and Germany. This concert will mark the 12th day of Christmas and welcome in the New Year, featuring the works of William Byrd, Thomas Campion, Franz Tunder, Johann Hermann Schein and more!

Hideki Yamaya is a performer of lutes, early guitars, and early mandolins based in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Born in Tokyo, Japan, he spent most of his career in the West Coast before settling in New Haven, where he is a freelance performer and teacher. He has a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studied with Robert Strizich, and an M.F.A. in Guitar and Lute Performance from University of California, Irvine, where he studied with John Schneiderman. He also studied with James Tyler at University of Southern California and with Paul Beier at Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan, Italy. In demand both as a soloist and as a continuo/chamber player, Hideki has performed with and for Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Opera, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Opera, California Bach Society, Oregon Bach Festival, Astoria Music Festival, Music of the Baroque, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. He is one half of the Schneiderman-Yamaya Duo and is the artistic director for Musica Maestrale, an early music collective based in Portland. He is an internationally acclaimed musician and has performed in Canada, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, and Italy.

Arcadia Viols, a consort of viols, or ensemble of violas da gamba, as been associated with the Arcadia Players of Western Massachusetts since its founding in 2009. The ensemble has performed in many venues in the North East and beyond, including Stratford Music in Ontario. In 2011 and 2015, the consort performed at the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Festival. Performances include J.S Bach's "The Art of the Fugue" at Clark University in Worcester, MA, and at Tufts University; "Lachrimae" in Hadley, MA, and "The Wonder of Will" with Stile Antico and the Folger Consort at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, and in the series "Music before 1800" at Corpus Christi Church in New York City. In 2016 the ensemble performed its program of adventurous music from the 17th and 21st centuries, "Viols on the Edge" at Bard College at Simon's Rock, Mount Holyoke Summit House Concerts and Tufts University, and joined the Crescendo chorus of Limerock, CT in performances of a program of "Elizabethan Music and the Sounds of Hamlet." In December 2017 the ensemble returned to Washington, DC to play a run of 11 concerts with the Folger Consort and Cathedra to sold out audiences at the Folger Shakespeare Library. January 2018 brought two performances of "A Musical Banquet" in Hadley, MA and Stonington, CT. Members: Alice Robbins, Jane Hershey, Robert Einstein, Douglas Kelley, Anne Legene.

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Anglica Antiqua at Yuletide
Dec
22
7:30 PM19:30

Anglica Antiqua at Yuletide

For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to invite you to Anglica Antiqua at Yuletide, a festive and uplifting night of music and poetry on Saturday, December 22nd at 7:30pm, followed by a wine and cheese reception.. 

The program will feature 16th and 17th century lute songs, motets, and madrigals, featuring works by Byrd, Dowland, Campion Taverner, alongside traditional Christmas music from the period. Paired with the music, you will also hear poetry by Donne, Milton and more. 

Featuring: 
Heather Boaz, Actor 
Christopher Baum, Lute and Tenor
Michael Conwill, Baritone 
Catherine Hancock, Soprano 
Sara Stone, Viola da Gamba 
Karin Weston, Soprano
Anna Willson, Mezzo-Soprano

Suggested Donation: $20 ($10 for Students) 

Anglica Antiqua is grateful to be the Ensemble in Residence at St. John's in the Village, located at 224 Waverly Place in the West Village. 

More information about Anglica Antiqua can be found here: http://www.anglicaantiqua.com

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The Sound Of The Trumpet - Celebrating Life In England And New England
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Sound Of The Trumpet - Celebrating Life In England And New England

This program features two “Requiems” and two “Jubilates” of different eras. From the 17th century: Henry Purcell’s “Funeral Sentences and Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary” and Purcell’s “Jubilate Deo,” also written for Queen Mary the year before her death. From the 20th and 21st centuries: composer Scott Perkins’ “A New England Requiem,” his “Jubilate Deo,” and Sir John Tavener’s “A Song for Athene,” that was performed at Lady Diana’s funeral.
The Crescendo Chorus will be joined by soloists including internationally renowned countertenor Nicholas Tamagna, bass Andrew Padgett and sopranos Mavis HsiehCatherine Hancock and Jennifer Tyo Oberto, with period brass players, including Chris Belluscio and Liza Malamut, strings, basso continuo and organ. Christine Gevert conducts.

This concert will also be performed the following day, November 11 at 4 pm at Trinity Lime Rock in Lakeville, CT

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MORLEY AND MORE: AN EVENING OF MADRIGALS AND MERRIMENT!
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

MORLEY AND MORE: AN EVENING OF MADRIGALS AND MERRIMENT!

This program explores the music of Thomas Morley, one of the greatest composers of the Elizabethan period in England. Building on the work of his mentor, William Byrd, Morley combined masterful technique and an intimate knowledge of the Italian madrigal style to develop the quintessentially English style on display in such beloved works as “Sing we and chant it”, “My bonny lass she smileth”, and “Fyer, fyer”. But there was more to Morley than this: he also composed sacred works and lute songs, and published important collections of works by his English and Italian contemporaries. Our program samples all of this music. Featured will be canzonets, madrigals, balletts, lute songs, and sacred works by Morley himself, along with music of other composers that were published by Morley, and Italian works that had a particular influence on him. Come join us for an evening of madrigals, merriment, and more!

Christopher Baum, Tenor and Lute
Michael Conwill, Baritone
Catherine Hancock, Soprano
Karin Weston, Soprano
Anna Wilson, Mezzo Soprano

$20 Suggested Donation ($10 for Students)

Wine and Cheese Reception Following the Performance

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When to her Lute Corinna Sings: An Afternoon of English Lute Songs
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

When to her Lute Corinna Sings: An Afternoon of English Lute Songs

  • The Southfield Church aka The United Church of New Marlborough (map)
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Catherine Hancock, Soprano, and Hideki Yamaya, Renaissance Lute, come together to offer an exciting and unique night of 17th century English lute songs to the beautiful Southfield Church in the heart of the Berkshires. 

We are looking forward to leading you on a musical journey through British 17th century song, a dynamic, beautiful, and often underrepresented genre. The music of Robert Johnson, John Dowland, William and Henry Lawes, Thomas Campion and their contemporaries offer a wide variety of textures, emotions and a peek into history. 

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New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2018
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2018

Program Notes by Chaz Underriner
Catherine Hancock, Soprano
Madeleine Shapiro, Cello
Beyza Yazgan

The 8th NYCEMF will take place July 2018, again bringing to NYC audiences a vibrant panorama of the most recent trends of electroacoustic music.


The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival is dedicated to bringing the finest electroacoustic music from all over the world to New York City, through annual, multi-day festivals in a variety of venues. The festival is designed to expose audiences to current trends in electroacoustic music, to support the innovative nature of the field and to celebrate its music. With participants coming from all over the world, the festival also serves to provide a time and place for composers, performers and engineers to gather, exchange ideas and share their works.

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Tuneful & Well-Measur'd Songs - Music of Shakespeare's England
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Tuneful & Well-Measur'd Songs - Music of Shakespeare's England

The Élan Concert Series closes their season with an intimate evening of music, poetry and refreshments in the museum gardens. 

This open air concert will feature NYC's Early Music troupe, Anglica Antiqua. Join us for wine and merriment as they bring to life music of 17th century England through exciting interpretations of dramatized sung recitation of poetry.

Elissa Edwards & Catherine Hancock, sopranos
Michael Conwill, baritone
Christopher Baum, lute

In this program we explore songs, dialogues, and ensemble pieces by Henry Lawes and John Wilson, the two most important English song composers of the mid-17th century. These men lived and worked during a transitional time, when the lute-song tradition epitomized by John Dowland had long since fallen out of fashion, but the Baroque masterpieces of Henry Purcell still lay some time in the future. Lawes, Wilson, and their contemporaries knew and worked with some of the greatest poets of their day -- which is to say, some of the greatest poets in the history of the English language -- so it is no surprise that they cultivated the "declamatory song," a uniquely English genre that aimed for the clearest, most expressive treatment of the text, but in a manner quite distinct from the more well-known Italian style of the period. Lawes, in particular, was widely praised for his "tunefull and well-measur'd song," as his friend the poet John Milton put it, while Wilson enjoyed a reputation as a brilliant lutenist, singer, and tunesmith. Join us as we celebrate this rich and unjustly neglected repertoire!

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Anglica Antiqua at Yuletide
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Anglica Antiqua at Yuletide

It is with great joy that we invite you to an upcoming concert with the early music group and Ensemble in Residence at St. John's in the Village, Anglica Antiqua.

Anglica Antiqua at Yuletide takes place Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 7:30pm, followed by a reception full of drink and merriment. 

This will be a festive and uplifting night of music and poetry. Some of the tunes you might recognize: You'll hear 16th and 17th century lute songs, motets, and madrigals, featuring works by Byrd, Dowland, Campion Taverner, alongside traditional Christmas music from the period. Paired with the music, you will also hear poetry by Donne, Milton and more. 

Featuring: 
Catherine Hancock, Soprano
Karin Weston, Soprano
Anna Willson, Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Conwill, Baritone
Christopher Baum, Archlute and Tenor
Heather Boaz, Actor
Matthew Cohn, Actor

Reception following the performance. 

Suggested Donation: $20 ($10 for Students, Children, Seniors or Artists). 

More information about Anglica Antiqua can be found here: http://www.anglicaantiqua.com/about/

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Semmelweis by Ray Lustig
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Semmelweis by Ray Lustig

SEMMELWEIS, Concert Showing (NEARLY SOLD OUT)
Monday September 11, 2017, 8pm | The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY

A concert performance (music only, unstaged) of SEMMELWEIS, hosted by the historic National Arts Club on New York’s Gramercy Park. Reception with the artists to follow in the club’s Grand Gallery.

Ray Lustig (music), Matt Doherty (libretto)

Vocalists: Charlotte Mundy, Emi Ferguson, Marcy Richardson, Brett Umlauf, Catherine Hancock, Charlotte Dobbs, Jennifer Panara, Guadalupe Peraza, and the composer Ray Lustig.

Ryan McAdams - Music Director and Conductor
Instrumentalists: Katelan Trần Terrell (Piano), Peter Flint (accordion), Sam Katz (violin)

Erwin Maas - Dramaturgy and Direction
Chris Botta - Sound Design

This special National Arts Club showing is nearly SOLD OUT, but there may be new seats opening up. Please reach out to Ray Lustig if you would be interested! And please note that the National Arts Club has a dress code (see their website).

Ana Berlin - Consulting Producer

Eszter Nemethi - Executive Assistant, and Hungarian/English translations 

In co-production with Carmina Slovenica

Special thanks to National Arts Club members Ted Andrews, the event's Executive Producer, and Inge Ivchenko, Chair of the NAC Roundtable Committee, for their passionate leadership in hosting this event.
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Shakespeare's 400th!
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Shakespeare's 400th!

In acknowledgement of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, soprano Catherine Hancock and lutenist Christopher Baum will be returning to St. Johns in the Village to present a program exploring Shakespeare's plays in an evening of music and drama. The performance will feature scenes and monologues from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet and music by John Wilson, Henry Purcell, Thomas Morely, Robert Johnson and more. They will be joined by actors Heather Boaz and Matthew Cohn, as well as baritone Michael Conwill and Dan McCarthy playing the vola da gamba.

 

St John's in the Village
224 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014

http://www.stjvny.org/

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The Grey Gallery: A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1950's and 1960's
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Grey Gallery: A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1950's and 1960's

Catherine joins cellist Madeleine Shapiro and percussionist Tom Beyer in a performance of Earle Brown's Synergy and December 1952 at NYU's Grey Gallery, presented by composer Joel Chadabe. 

https://greyartgallery.nyu.edu/program/gallery-conversationjoel-chadabe-composer-professor-music-technology-steinhardt-nyu/

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