Jordi Savall, viol master and conductor, returns for a residency at Juilliard from October 10-15, culminating in a concert, “The French Influence in Europe”, on Saturday, October 15 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Mr. Savall’s concertmaster,Manfredo Kraemer, will be joining the ensemble as first violinist. Mr. Savall leads Juilliard415 in a program featuring Muffat’s Florilegium II, Suite IV “Impatientia”; J.S. Bach’s Ouverture, Suite IV in D Major, BWV 1069; Handel’s Water MusicSuite; and Rameau’s Les Boréades Suite d’orchestre.
FREE tickets will be available beginning September 30 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM – 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.
Jordi Savall is an exceptional figure in today’s music world. For more than thirty years, he has been devoted to the rediscovery and performance of neglected musical treasures as a soloist and director of his three ensembles – Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and Le Concert des Nations - all were founded together with Montserrat Figueras. He brought recognition to the viola da gamba and to music that had fallen into oblivion, earning him a place as a leading champion of early music. His career as a concert performer, teacher, researcher, and creator of new projects, makes him one of the principal architects of the current revaluation of historical music. Mr. Savall performs over 140 concerts a year and records. His discography includes more than 170 CDs. His CD, Don Quijote de la Mancha, Romances y Músicas, won him a prize in the early music category and was selected as Record of the Year 2006 by Gramophone magazine. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award. Mr. Savall contributed to Alain Corneau’s film, Tous les Matins du Monde (winner of a César for best soundtrack album). He is a UNESCO Artist for Peace.
Manfredo Kraemer was one of the founders of Concerto Köln and from 1986 to 1991, was a member of the Musica Antiqua Köln. He currently performs with various ensembles, including engagements as principal violinist in productions led by Mr. Savall, René Jacobs, and others. He has taught in Caen, France, and Hilversum, Holland, as well as at summer institutes in the United States, France, and Spain. A Biber recording with his ensemble, The Rare Fruits Council, received the French Diapason d’Or prize.
About Juilliard Historical Performance
Juilliard Historical Performance, the School’s newest degree program, enters its third year. Established in 2009, the program is open to master of music degree and graduate diploma candidates and offers comprehensive study focusing on music from the 17th and 18thcenturies. The performance-oriented curriculum fosters an informed, vital understanding of the many issues unique to period instrument performance with the level of technical excellence and musical integrity for which Juilliard is renowned. Joint projects and collaborations with Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and with modern instrument students outside of the Historical Performance program are an integral part of the program.
The master of music degree program requires a two-year residency; the graduate diploma program with a major in Historical Performance is a two-year, non-degree course of study. Along with weekly lessons and frequent performances, the curriculum also includes core classes covering a broad range of issues related directly to performance, including style and interpretation, historical and cultural contexts, analytical methods and treatises, historical dance, continuo improvisation/figured bass reading, and ornamentation. Secondary lessons for modern instrument majors are offered in flute, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, viola da gamba, cello, trumpet, horn, harpsichord and double bass.
The program features residencies and master classes with many of the leading figures in early music. Recent guests have included Fabio Biondi, William Christie and members of Les Arts Florissants, Dame Emma Kirkby, and Jordi Savall. Mr. Christie and Mr. Savall are returning guest artists, who work intensively with students in repertoire-focused residencies that culminate in public performances. This season, early music experts Richard Egarr, Steven Fox, Ton Koopman, and Masaaki Suzuki lead musicians from Juilliard Historical Performance.
For more information about Juilliard Historical Performance, please visit: www.juilliard.edu/historicalperformance.
Saturday, October 15, 8 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater
“The French Influence in Europe”
Jordi Savall, conductor
Manfredo Kraemer, first violin
Muffat – Florilegium, Suite IV “Impatienta”
J.S. Bach – Ouverture, Suite IV D major, BWV 1069
Handel – Water Music Suite
Rameau – Les Boréades Suite d’orchestre
FREE tickets will be available beginning September 30 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM – 6 PM.
For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu