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Bach & Purcell I Lowell

  • Durgin Hall at UMass Lowell 35 Wilder Street Lowell, MA, 01854 United States (map)

Bach & Purcell

SUN, NOVEMBER 10 •3:00 PM
Durgin Hall at UMass Lowell

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Tiffany Lu, conductor
Maryse Carlin, harpischord

CORELLI Concerto Grosso #4, D Major
BACH Harpischord Concerto #1, D Minor feat. Maryse Carlin
PURCELL
Abdelazer Suite
PURCELL Dido & Aeneas Final Act
GEMINIANI LA FOLIA
Concerto Grosso #12

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Maryse Carlin, harpsichord

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music.

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music. As soloist with orchestra, she has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, , Roger Norrington, Nicholas McGegan, Raymond Leppard and José-Luis Garcia. In 1992 she performed as fortepianist on the "Great Performers at Lincoln Center: Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall." Her performance of the "Goldberg Variations" in Saint Louis was proclaimed one of the most memorable performances of the year by the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch. Maryse Carlin has appeared on French Television and on radio stations such as WGBH and WBUR in Boston, WQXR in New York, as well as on public television in Saint Louis. Recent concert appearances have taken her to France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany and Italy. Maryse Carlin lives in St. Louis, where she directs the Kingsbury Ensemble, one of the premiere early music groups in the midwest. She is the founder of the "Festival de Musique Ancienne" in Saint Savin, France. She has recorded music of Rameau and Forqueray on the harpsichord, as well as Schubert four hands works with Seth Carlin on the Naiad label, and lately a CD of Italian cantatas and sonatas with the Kingsbury Ensemble. Review excerpts: "Her use of register coloration was subtly effective. Five sonatas by Scarlatti (were) dispatched with an enlivening flair." NEW YORK TIMES "Maryse Carlin was impressive...The sound she drew was warm and flowing ; she knew how to sustain sonorities with a slight rolling of chords and a close-to-the-keyboard touch. Her changes of registration were judiciously applied for dynamic variety." "One of the most admirable qualities of her playing is an ability to sustain long lines, to give an eloquent focus to phrases." SAINT LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Tiffany Lu, conductor

Conductor and violinist Tiffany Lu currently serves as the Conducting Associate at the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival. She is in her fourth season as Music Director of the Wilmington Community Orchestra in Wilmington, DE and also serves as assistant conductor of the Capital City Symphony in Washington, D.C. She has been cover and assistant conductor of the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra as well as the Maryland Opera Studio, where she presented Weill’s Zaubernacht in Spring 2019. Tiffany has also served as producer on recordings with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Smithsonian Chamber Players.

Previous positions include cover conductor and principal librarian at the 2016 and 2017 National Orchestral Institute, and conductor of the Young Artists' orchestra at the DC Youth Orchestra Program. She has performed in master classes led by Jeffery Meyer, Mark Stringer, Carl St. Clair, Alan Gilbert, Larry Rachleff, David Effron, Lior Shambadal, Mark Shapiro, Marin Alsop, and Victor Yampolsky. She regularly performs as a section violinist with Annapolis Symphony and The Florida Orchestra, and enjoys teaching, writing, and cooking. Tiffany earned her doctorate degree in orchestral conducting in Spring 2019 at the University of Maryland.

Corelli Concerto Grosso #4, D Major

Noted for its overall joyfully charged sound, this concerto is frequently used as an example when demonstrating Corelli’s renowned cantabile style.

Bach Harpischord Concerto #1, D Minor, feat. Maryse Carlin, harpischord

The first of Bach’s harpiscord concertos, it is one of Bach’s greatest concertos. In the words of Richard Jones, it “conveys a sense of huge elemental power.”

Purcell Abdelazer Suite

Although the play is no longer performed, the music for it remains one of Purcell’s most enduring creations. The dance rhythms and character songs are deftly rendered, with moods ranging from slow and gentle to brisk and lively and with nimble passage work for the string ensemble.

Purcell Dido & Aeneas Final Act

The aria is unquestionably among the most beautiful arias in the operatic literature, and is an example of how an aria does not advance the plot, but focuses on the expression of emotion.

Geminiani La Folia Concerto Grosso #12


CONCERT INFORMATION

Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 pm

Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm Street, Nashua
(Parking and Directions)

 

TICKET PRICES

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Programs are subject to change. Tickets are nonrefundable. Group rates are available. Children age 5+ are welcome. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled concert date. Please call for availability. Online ticket sales are available until 4 pm on the day of the concert. The box office at the concert venue opens one and a half hours before the concert.
*Free youth tickets available with purchase of an adult or senior ticket.

Earlier Event: November 9
Bach & Purcell I Nashua