Telemann, Renaissance Ladies and Court Dances | Sergio Pallottelli, flute
Fri March 12 @ 7:30 pm
This program is so very special to us and mixes the visual with acustic senses, in an evening of surprises.
The bulk of the recital is formed by the twelve solo flute Fantasies by Gerog Philipp Telemann, each one combined with a projection of reproductions of artists Sigrun Müller’s “Renaissance Ladies”. The reprodictions in their original are on Silk Batik, and then quilted and are of famous portraits of ladies of the renaissance, done by famous Italian artists, such as Botticelli and Raffaello. These are definitely the “Seen” part of the recital.
Opening the recital, will be the Suite “Court Dances” for flute and piano, by American living composer Amanda Harberg.
Please note, that it will be an honor for me to be the only guy on stage, other than Mr. Telemann who sadly is defunct. I’ll be in the company of twelve beautiful portraits of renaissance ladies from the past, transcribed by a wonderful artist very dear to me, my mother, and the artistry of Eri Nakamura on piano and the wonderful music of Amanda Harberg.
Sergio Pallottelli captivates and dazzles audiences worldwide. As a soloist and avid chamber musician, he has performed in halls of Europe, Australia, US and South America. Constantly in search of a new composition or a new piece to adapt for the flute, he offers elegant and passionate programming.
Every July he directs the extremely successful “Flauti al Castello”, a week long flute class in the heart of Tuscany, joined by flutist Mark Sparks and is on faculty of the Zodiac Festival in France.
Pallottelli is Artist Teacher at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston.
Praised as “a pianist of exceptional sensitivity” by MusicWeb International and for
her “very classy clear-toned pianism” (BBC Music Magazine) and “brilliantly expressive colors” (Blogcritics), Eri Nakamura has performed widely throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Finland, Serbia and her native Japan. Noted for her sensitive, thoughtful, and virtuosic playing, she is equally at home as a soloist and as a collaborator with singers and instrumentalists alike.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Nakamura is the pianist of the critically-acclaimed Neave Trio. With violinist Anna Williams and cellist Mikhail Veselov, Neave Trio has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances. WQXR explains, “‘Neave’ is actually a Gaelic name meaning ‘bright’ and ‘radiant’, both of which certainly apply to this trio’s music making.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer included Neave in its “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2016” roundups.
Tickets will be available soon.