Bach & Purcell
SUN, NOVEMBER 10 •3:00 PM
Durgin Hall at UMass Lowell
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
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.
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
Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 pm
Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm Street, Nashua
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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.