Juilliard Baroque, the faculty ensemble in Juilliard’s Historical Performance Program, performs chamber music from the German Baroque with works by C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach, Handel, Telemann, and Zelenka, a 17th century Czech composer, on Thursday, January 23 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. Juilliard Baroque members performing on this recital are: violinist Robert Mealy, oboist Gonzalo Ruiz, bassoonist Dominic Teresi, and harpsichordist Jeffrey Grossman, an alumnus of the program. The January 23 program features G.F. Handel’s Trio Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 2, No. 3; C.P.E. Bach’s Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in G Minor, H 549; G.P. Telemann’s Fantasia for harpsichord, No. 2 in D Minor, TWV 33:2; J.D. Zelenka’s Trio Sonata in B-flat Major, ZWV 181/3; Telemann’s Trio Sonata in G Minor, TWV 42:g5, from Essercizii Musici; J.S. Bach’s Sonata for Violin and Continuo, BWV 1021; and J.S. Bach’s (arr. Ruiz) Trio Sonata in F Major, after BWV 525.
FREE tickets will be available January 9 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM.
For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu/springhistorical.
An encore performance takes place Sunday, January 26 at 3 PM as part of the annual concert series at Yale University’s Collection of Musical Instruments. This longtime and distinguished series of concerts presents performances of music in its historical context and often using appropriate examples from the Collection that have been restored to playing condition. For more information on the Yale concert, go to www.juilliard.edu/springhistorical.
The same program is repeated a third time by Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 15 at 8 PM in that city’s Synod Hall. Tickets range from $10-$35. For further information, please visit: www.rbsp.org/juilliardbaroque.aspx.
About Juilliard Baroque
Established in 2009, Juilliard Baroque, Juilliard Historical Performance’s faculty ensemble, brings together nine of the world’s most respected and accomplished period-instrument specialists. The members of Juilliard Baroque are virtuoso performers, award-winning recitalists, Grammy®-nominated recording artists, soloists, and/or principals with every major international early music ensemble. Juilliard Baroque features core members: Monica Huggett, Cynthia Roberts, and Robert Mealy, violins; Phoebe Carrai, cello; Robert Nairn, double bass; Sandra Miller, flute; Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe; Dominic Teresi, bassoon; and Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord. Juilliard Baroque performs in a number of guises and has a wide-ranging repertoire from intimate chamber music concerts with just a handful of performers to larger scale works that require orchestral forces. The group has recently performed on the Music Before 1800 series, Salon/Sanctuary concert series, and at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Jeffrey Grossman’s extensive musical activities include frequent performances as a harpsichordist, pianist, and conductor. As co-leader of the Sebastians, last summer Mr. Grossman was the music director for Monteverdi’s I’incoronazione di Poppea in collaboration with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, and this summer will lead Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with dell’Arte and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Connecticut Early Music Festival. In addition to frequent performances with the Sebastians, Mr. Grossman performs with numerous groups in the New York metropolitan area, including PHOENIXtail, the Bach Players of Holy Trinity, and Fire & Folly. He also tours parts of the rural United States with artists of the Piatigorsky Foundation. He can be heard on the Gothic, Naxos, Albany, Métier, and MSR Classic record labels. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he holds degrees from Harvard College, Juilliard, and Carnegie Mellon University. He currently resides in New York City.
Robert Mealy is one of America's most prominent historical string players. He has recorded and toured a wide variety of repertoire with many distinguished ensembles both here and in Europe. Mr. Mealy is concertmaster at Trinity Wall Street, as they embark on a complete cycle of Bach cantatas, and Orchestra Director of the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, with whom he has led three Grammy®-nominated recordings and many festival concerts, including a special appearance at Versailles. He has also led the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble in performances in the United States and in Moscow, and accompanied Renée Fleming on the David Letterman Show. He is director of Juilliard’s distinguished Historical Performance Program, and professor of early music at Yale, where he directs the postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble. Prior to teaching at Yale, he founded and directed the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra for a decade. In 2004, he received EMA’s Binkley Award for outstanding teaching and scholarship. He has recorded more than eighty CDs on most major labels.
Gonzalo X. Ruiz enjoys a busy international career as principal oboe and soloist with groups such as Philharmonia, Boston Early Music Festival, Sonnerie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The English Concert, Wiener Akademie, Kolner Akademie, Il Complesso Barocco, Carmel Bach Festival, and Portland Baroque Orchestra. In addition to teaching at Juilliard, Mr. Ruiz gives courses and master classes at Oberlin, Yale, Harvard, Longy, Indiana, University of Vienna, Royal College of Music Copenhagen, and others. He is an acknowledged expert in historical reed making techniques, and more than two dozen of his pieces are on permanent display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dominic Teresi is principal bassoon of Tafelmusik, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Carmel Bach Festival and a member of Quicksilver. In demand on dulcian, baroque, classical and modern bassoons, he has also enjoyed playing with Le Concert d’Astrée, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Philharmonia Baroque, Arion, Apollo’s Fire, Four Centuries of Bach and Ensemble Caprice. He teaches historical bassoons and chamber music at The Juilliard School and has given master classes at Oberlin, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Puerto Rico Conservatory. Mr. Teresi was invited to be a featured artist on CBC Radio, performing a nationally broadcast radio concert of bassoon concertos and sonatas, and has appeared as a concerto soloist in London, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Toronto, Vancouver, New York City and Los Angeles. He holds a master of music and an artist diploma from Yale University and a doctorate from Indiana University.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014, 8 PM, Juilliard’s Paul Hall (155 West 65th Street, NYC)
Juilliard Baroque Performs Chamber Music from the German Baroque
Robert Mealy, violin
Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe
Dominic Teresi, bassoon
Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord
G.F. HANDEL Trio Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 2, No. 3
C.P.E. BACH Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in G Minor, H 549
G.P. TELEMANN Fantasia for harpsichord, No. 2 in D Minor, TWV 33:2
J.D. ZELENKA Trio Sonata in B-flat Major, ZWV 181/3
TELEMANN Trio Sonata in G Minor, TWV 42:g5, from Essercizii Musici
J.S. BACH Sonata for Violin and Continuo, BWV 1021
J.S. BACH (arr. Ruiz) Trio Sonata in F Major, after BWV 525
FREE tickets will be available January 9 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard.
Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu/springhistorical.