MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

New Season from American Classical Orchestra

Chaconne Poster copy (1)

On Tuesday, 17 November, New York City’s American Classical Orchestra opens its 2020-21 season with the first part of Chaconne, a virtual program of chamber music in two parts.

Part One becomes available online starting at 7:30 PM EST on; the second part will be available on Friday, 20 November. It was filmed at Harlem Parish, a neo-Gothic church celebrated for its fan vaulting and fine acoustics. Along with the award-winning Mexican mezzo-soprano Guadalupe Peraza, the performers include the violinists Karen Dekker and Chloe Fedor, gambist Arnie Tanimoto, theorbo player Charles Weaver, and
Thomas Crawford on harpsichord. Suggested donation for virtual event: $25. Additional information here

Here’s the complete lineup:


Part One: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 7:30 PM (Pre-recorded)

Part Two: Friday, November 20, 2020, 7:30 PM (Pre-recorded)

Filmed at the Harlem Parish

Karen Dekker and Chloe Fedor, Baroque violin

Maureen Murchie,viola

Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba and cello

Charles Weaver, theorbo and Baroque guitar

Guadalupe Peraza, mezzo soprano

Thomas Crawford, harpsichord

Juan Arañés: Chacona a la vida bona     

Nicola Francesco Haym: Ciaccona in E Major

Barbara Strozzi: L’Eraclito amoroso

Marin Marais: Chaconne in A Major, from Pièces de Viole, Book 4

Santiago de Murcia: Marionas

Arcangelo Corelli: Trio Sonata, Opus 2, No. 12     

Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne from Partita for Solo Violin, BWV 1004

François Couperin: La Favorite   

Claudio Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa

Henry Purcell: Chaconne from King Arthur

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