Divisions: The Art of Variation & Imagination

The Art of Variation & Imagination
Followed by a Buffet of English Cheeses & Mulled Wine

Saturday, November 5, 2016 8:00 p.m.
William Lawes, The Harp Consorts
17th-Century Italian & Spanish Variations for Solo Harp
Marin Marais, Sonata à la Maraisienne
Johann Schmelzer, Sonata Quarta

Special Guests:
Cheryl Ann Fulton, Baroque Harp
Krista Bennion Feeney, Baroque Violin
Charles Weaver, Theorbo & Mark Kramer, Viola da gamba

With unbridled imagination, a handful of remarkable composers in the British Isles and on the Continent pushed the very limits of art, creativity and virtuosity. They were revolutionaries who quietly cultivated profound and unique points of view that stood far apart from the mainstream. It is said that such visionaries were ahead of their time, and this certainly rings true in Williams Lawes’ ingenious broken consort for harp, theorbo, violin and viol. Beautiful, brainy and sometimes shocking, this rare assemblage of instruments becomes increasingly virtuosic through an intricate labyrinth of variations known as ‘divisions.’ Marin Marais brings his refined elegance to the art of variation and Johann Schmelzer’s stunning pyrotechnics, set over a ground bass, transforms a simple melody into something otherworldly.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The Historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, New York 10514
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Times: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Presenter: Ars Antiqua
Presenter Phone: 914-238-8015
Presenter Website: www.ars-antiqua.org