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Juilliard Historical Performance Announces 2016-17 Season

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Juilliard415 Welcomes Esteemed Guest Artists Kristian Bezuidenhout, William Christie, Laurence Cummings, David Hill, Ton Koopman, Rachel Podger, and Masaaki Suzuki; New Season Includes Collaborations With Yale and The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and Tours to Holland, India, and New Zealand

Start Date

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Juilliard415 and conductor Ton Koopman (photo by Nan Melville)
Juilliard415 and conductor Ton Koopman (photo by Nan Melville)
William Christie (photo by Denis Rouvre)
William Christie (photo by Denis Rouvre)
Rachel Podger (photo by Jonas Sacks)
Rachel Podger (photo by Jonas Sacks)
Laurence Cummings (photo by Robert Workman)
Laurence Cummings (photo by Robert Workman)

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NEW YORK –– Juilliard Historical Performance, the school’s graduate-level, full-tuition scholarship program for early music, enters its eighth performance season with a full schedule of concerts, tours, residencies, and master classes anchored by performances from its primary period-instrument ensemble, Juilliard415, and a roster of distinguished guests artists. The new season includes collaborations with Yale and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague as well as tours to Holland, India, and New Zealand. Guest artists in the 2016-17 season include Kristian Bezuidenhout, William Christie, Laurence Cummings, David Hill, Ton Koopman, Rachel Podger, and Masaaki Suzuki. The academic year will include residencies and master classes by Richard Egarr, Monica Huggett, Béatrice Martin, Rachel Podger, and the London Haydn Quartet.

The new season opens with Masaaki Suzuki conducting Juilliard415 and Yale Schola Cantorum with concertmaster Robert Mealy in a program entitled “Mourning in Dresden,” with music by Hasse, Bach, and Fasch on Saturday, October 8, 2016, in New Haven, Conn., and on Sunday, October 9, 2016, in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Later in the season, Suzuki and Juilliard415 tour two programs of Bach and Telemann to New Zealand from May 22 to June 12, 2017, with Cynthia Roberts as concertmaster.

Juilliard welcomes back violinist Rachel Podger on Sunday, October 16, 2016. She will lead Juilliard415 in “A più stromenti: The Italian Concerto” with works by Veracini, Vivaldi, Valentini, and Corelli, as part of the Music Before 1800 series at Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street, New York City.

Making his annual Juilliard visit, guest artist William Christie conducts a French Baroque program on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, in Alice Tully Hall. Paul Agnew, joint musical director of Les Arts Florissants, will also conduct. The program features suites by Rameau from Dardanus and Castor et Pollux with singers from Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.

Ton Koopman conducts Juilliard415 and musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor on Friday, November 18, 2016, co-presented by the Boston Early Music Festival, at St. Paul’s Church in Cambridge, Mass.; on Saturday, November 19, the program will be repeated in Alice Tully, and it will tour in Holland from December 3 to 12, 2016.

Keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout leads Juilliard415 in works by Mozart and Haydn on Monday, January 23, 2017, in Alice Tully Hall.

Juilliard415 and Juilliard singers will present both staged and concert versions of Handel’s rarely performed opera, Agrippina. Making his first appearance at Juilliard, Laurence Cummings conducts Juilliard415 and Juilliard singers in the concert version on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in Alice Tully Hall with fully staged performances, directed by Louisa Proske and conducted by Juilliard alumnus Jeffrey Grossman, on Saturday, February 18; Monday, February 20; and Wednesday, February 22, 2017, in Juilliard’s Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater. Tickets are limited for the Willson Theater performances. The opera is presented as part of Carnegie Hall’s festival, La Serenissima: Music and Arts From the Venetian Republic.

David Hill conducts Juilliard415 and Yale Schola Cantorum in J.S. Bach’s Magnificat and a newly commissioned work by Indian-American composer Reena Esmail on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Alice Tully Hall and Friday, March 3, 2017, in New Haven. They tour India March 9 to 21, 2017.

Monica Huggett, artist in residence in Juilliard’s Historical Performance program, leads Juilliard415 in works by Haydn and Luigi Tomasini on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Alice Tully Hall.  

Free Lunchtime Concerts at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church – Tuesdays at Twelve

Juilliard Historical Performance continues its free lunchtime concert series, Tuesdays at Twelve, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (65th Street and Central Park West, N.Y.C.). The hourlong concerts take place on October 25, December 20, February 21, and April 25, all on Tuesdays at noon, and feature chamber music performed on period instruments in the 110-year-old church, the home of the celebrated Bach Vespers series. These concerts are free, and no tickets are required. The series is an extension of Juilliard’s long-running, free lunchtime performance series that takes place during the school year on Wednesdays in Alice Tully Hall.

Residencies and Master Classes

Residencies are an important part of the Juilliard Historical Performance program and give Juilliard musicians a chance to work closely with a who’s who list of early music specialists. Among the distinguished artists who will have residencies or give master classes during the 2016-17 season are Richard Egarr, Monica Huggett, Rachel Podger, Béatrice Martin, and London Haydn Quartet.

Juilliard's full-scholarship Historical Performance program was established and endowed in 2009 by the generous support of Bruce and Suzie Kovner.

2016-17 Juilliard Historical Performance

Calendar of Events

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 4pm in New Haven

Sunday, October 9, 2016, at 5pm in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Juilliard415

Yale Schola Cantorum

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Robert Mealy, concertmaster

 

“Mourning in Dresden”

Johann Adolf HASSE Miserere in E Minor

J.S. BACH Trauerode, BWV 198

Johann Friedrich FASCH Concerto in D Minor for two flutes, two oboes, two bassoons, and strings, FaWV L:d7

 

Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 4pm at Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street, N.Y.C.

Juilliard415

Rachel Podger, leader/violin

Presented by Music Before 1800

Francesco Maria VERACINI Overture No. 6 in G Minor

Antonio VIVALDI Violin Concerto in D Major, RV 234

Giuseppe VALENTINI Concerto for Four Violins in A Minor, Op. 7, No. 1

VIVALDI Concerto in D Major for two violins, two cellos, and strings, RV 564

VIVALDI Concerto in C Major for two flutes and strings, RV 533

Arcangelo CORELLI Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 7

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at noon at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (65th Street and Central Park West, N.Y.C.)

Free lunchtime concert featuring Juilliard Historical Performance musicians in a chamber music concert.

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 7:30pm in Juilliard’s Paul Hall

Juilliard Historical Performance Faculty Concert

Elizabeth Blumenstock, Robert Mealy, and Cynthia Roberts, violins

Phoebe Carrai, cello

Charles Weaver, plucked instruments

Avi Stein, harpsichord

“Sprezzatura: Virtuoso Music for Three Violins From the 17th Century

Featuring works by G.B. Buonamente, Giovanni, Gabrieli, Henry Purcell, and Johann Schmelzer

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard415

Singers from Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts

William Christie, conductor

Paul Agnew, tenor

French Baroque program featuring suites by Rameau from Dardanus and Castor et Pollux.

 

Friday, November 18, 2016, at 8pm at St. Paul Church in Cambridge, Mass.

Co-presented by the Boston Early Music Festival

Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall

December 4 to 11, 2016 - tour to Holland

Juilliard415

Musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague

Ton Koopman, conductor

J.S. BACH Mass in B Minor

 

Monday, January 23, 2017, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard415

Kristian Bezuidenhout, keyboard

Classical works by Mozart and Haydn.

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard415

Singers from Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts

Louisa Proske, director

Laurence Cummings, conductor for the Alice Tully Hall concert

HANDEL Agrippina (concert version)

The opera is presented as part of Carnegie Hall’s festival, La Serenissima: Music and Arts From the Venetian Republic.

 

Saturday, February 18; Monday, February 20; and Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in the Willson Theater

Juilliard415

Singers from Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts

Louisa Proske, director

Jeffrey Grossman, conductor for the Willson Theater performances

HANDEL Agrippina (fully-staged version)

The opera is presented as part of Carnegie Hall’s festival, La Serenissima: Music and Arts From the Venetian Republic.

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall

Friday, March 3, 2017, at 7:30pm in New Haven, Conn.

March 9 to 20, 2017, tour to India

Juilliard415

Yale Schola Cantorum

David Hill, conductor

Robert Mealy, concertmaster

J.S. BACH Magnificat

Reena ESMAIL (newly commissioned work, t.b.a.)

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard415

Monica Huggett, leader/violinist

Franz Joseph HAYDN Overture to Acide e Galatea, Hob. XXVIII:I

Luigi TOMASINI Concerto for Violin in A Major

HAYDN Symphony No. 96, Hob. I:96 “The Miracle”

 

May 22 – June 10, 2017

Tour to New Zealand

Juilliard415

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Cynthia Roberts, concertmaster

Two programs featuring works by J.S. Bach and Telemann.

 

Ticket and Box Office Information

Tickets for Juilliard Historical Performance concerts in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater and concerts in Paul Hall are $20 and will be available at events.juilliard.edu or in person at the Juilliard Box Office. Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard students with valid ID may purchase tickets for $10, only at the Juilliard Box Office.

Tickets for Alice Tully Hall concerts are $20 and will be available at events.juilliard.edu, through CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office. Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard students with valid ID may purchase tickets for $10, only at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office.

About Juilliard415

Since its founding in 2009, Juilliard415, the school’s principal period-instrument ensemble, has made significant contributions to musical life in New York and beyond, bringing major figures in the field of early music to lead performances of both rare and canonical works of the 17th and 18th centuries. Among the many distinguished guests who have led Juilliard415 are William Christie, Ton Koopman, Harry Bicket, Nicholas McGegan, Christopher Hogwood, Jordi Savall, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, and Monica Huggett. In 2011 the ensemble made its Carnegie Hall debut accompanying David Daniels and Dorothea Röschmann in a program of Handel arias, a concert that was cited as one of the 10 best of the season by The New York Times. A 2012 performance of Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo led by William Christie earned the same distinction.

Juilliard415 tours extensively both nationally and internationally, and has given concerts along the East Coast and throughout Italy, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the U.K., where one of its performances with its close musical partner the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. The 2016-17 concert season takes the group on extensive tours to India with Yale under the direction of David Hill; to Holland for Bach’s Mass in B Minor in a historic collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, Ton Koopman conducting; and to New Zealand with Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki for a 10-concert tour throughout that country. Other highlights of 2016-17 include a celebration of the Italian concerto led by Rachel Podger on the Music Before 1800 series, symphonies of Haydn with Monica Huggett, fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout leading symphonies and concertos by Mozart, an all-Rameau program with William Christie and Paul Agnew, and music of Bach conducted by Masaaki Suzuki.

Together with Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, Juilliard415 presents fully-staged operas and full-scale oratorios annually. Recent offerings include Handel’s Radamisto, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, both Passions and the Magnificat of Bach, and Cavalli’s La Calisto. In a joint venture between the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and the Marcus Institute, Jane Glover conducted Juilliard415 in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide. This season will see performances of Handel’s Agrippina, conducted by Laurence Cummings in his Juilliard debut.

In previous seasons, members of Juilliard415 have collaborated with the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum for concerts in Augsburg and Munich, and have appeared in the summer festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie in France, where they have perform with members of Les Arts Florissants every year since the festival’s founding in 2012. The ensemble has given concerts at the Utrecht Early Music Festival in the Netherlands, where Juilliard was honored to be the first-ever conservatory-in-residence, and has been presented by the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, the Leipzig Bachfest in performances with the Royal Academy of Music, Vancouver’s Music in the Morning series, Music Before 1800, the Miami Bach Society, and on multiple occasions in partnership with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, in Berkeley, Calif.

About Juilliard Historical Performance

Established in 2009, Juilliard Historical Performance is a full-tuition scholarship program open to candidates for Master of Music, Graduate Diploma, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, and it offers comprehensive study focusing on music from the 17th and 18th centuries. A high-profile concert season of opera, orchestral, and chamber music concerts is augmented by a performance-oriented curriculum that 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. Juilliard Historical Performance students have the opportunity to tour and perform with the program. The faculty comprises many of the leading performers and scholars in the field. Frequent collaborations with Juilliard’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and the integration of modern-instrument majors outside of the Historical Performance program have introduced new repertories and increased awareness of historical performance practice at Juilliard.

The program maintains close relationships with professional ensembles and presenting organizations, and has helped establish the English Concert American Fellowship and the summer festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie. Residencies and master classes with the leading figures in early music are an integral part of the student experience. Recent guests have included Harry Bicket, Fabio Biondi, William Christie and members of Les Arts Florissants, the late Christopher Hogwood, Dame Emma Kirkby, the London Haydn Quartet,
Nicholas McGegan, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, and Jordi Savall, among many others. Graduates of Juilliard Historical Performance perform many of the leading ensembles around the world, including the English Concert, Les Arts Florissants, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and with emerging ensembles they have created themselves, such as the Diderot String Quartet, the Sebastians, New York Baroque Incorporated, and House of Time.