La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble

Baroque Kaleidoscope: A Concert of German Quartets and Trios

Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord will be joined by Rebecca Harris, baroque violin; and Amy Leonard, baroque viola to perform German quartets and trio sonatas by Bach, Telemann, and Quantz. Each trio will feature a different combination of instruments creating a beautiful musical kaleidoscope of colors and textures.  Join us at Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square as part of their noontime concert series and later in the season during the first evening of the Amherst Early Music Winter Weekend Workshop.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 12:30 pm
The Church of the Holy Trinity
1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103
free will offering

Friday, January 16, 2015, 8:00 pm
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
313 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
free will offering

Harpsichord Music of the Low Countries in the Age of Vermeer

The flowering of trade, science and industry in the Netherlands during the seventeenth century made it fertile ground for the visual and musical arts.  This program features harpsichord music of indigenous composers such as Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, religious refugees John Bull and Peter Philips, and Johann Jakob Froberger, a visiting composer/performer.  This concert's venue is an art club in a historic double townhouse in the heart of Philadelphia, a perfect location for an intimate harpsichord recital by Bernardinia's Marcia Kravis.

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:00 pm
The Plastic Club
247 South Camac Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
free and open to the public

Melomanie with La Bernardinia

Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord will join forces with the Wilmington-based baroque and new music ensemble, Melomanie.  Known for provocative pairings of early and contemporary works, our joint concert will feature 21st century music from Brazil for recorder and harpsichord by Pitombeira, a work for large ensemble by Pennsylvania composer Anthony Mosakowski, baroque music for two harpsichords, and works by Marcello and Vivaldi. The performance will take place in a beautiful museum venue. We hope to see you down in Delaware for for an afternoon of visual and musical arts.

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:00 pm
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street, Wilminton, Delaware, 19801

Grounds, Ayres, and Fancies: Chamber Music from 17th Century England

Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord will be joined by organist Chad Fothergill to perform works from popular collections such as The Division Flute, The Division Viol, The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Byrd's Parthenia in-Violata, Hume's First Part of Ayres, and Locke's Little Consort.  Enjoy a spring afternoon with delightful early English chamber music in the lovely acoustics of University Lutheran Church.

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00pm
University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation
3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
free will offering