La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble

Rainer Beckmann, recorders; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba
Marcia Kravis, harpsichord

La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble is one of the more recent additions to Philadelphia's vibrant early music scene. Performing on copies of period instruments, the group specializes in chamber music from 1600-1750 presenting engaging programs of repertory from France, Germany, Italy, and England. The core ensemble consists of Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord. Guest musicians are often invited to join the ensemble in their exploration of the extensive, varied repertoire of Baroque chamber music. During the 2013-14 concert season the ensemble is joined by Rebecca Harris, baroque violin, Rebecca Humphrey, viola da gamba, and Heather Miller Lardin, viola da gamba.   The group's name refers to the title of a piece by Italian composer Girolamo Frescobaldi that La Bernardinia performed on their debut program.

La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble, 2133 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19130, 267-968-0645,