2018-19 Season

Young Man in a Study, Adriaen van Gaesbeeck, 1640-1650.

Youthful Splendor: Concertos from the Baroque

Outstanding young violinists are featured as concerto soloists in celebrated works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Leclair, delivering vivacious interpretations. The young artists are accompanied by an orchestra of professionals players, led by violinist Carrie Krause.


4/27/2019 Hope Lutheran Church – Bozeman


Violin soloists:  Dylan and Derek Wonenberg | Ian Novak | Grace Rembert | Daniel Gao | Cade Fiddaman

Orchestra: Carrie Krause and Pico Alt, Violin | Angella Ahn, Viola | Julia Slovarp, Cello | Jon Ford, Bass | Julie Gosswiller, Harpsichord | 


Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1041 J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, “Spring” Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, “Winter” Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in B-flat major, RV 583 Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in G minor, Op. 10, No. 6 Jean-Mari Leclair (1697-1764)

Horses of Saint Mark. Bronze. Attributed to the Greek sculptor Lysippos, 4th century B.C. Venice, Basilica of St. Mark.

Dark Horse Consort: Ye Old Song and Dance

The early music ensemble Dark Horse Consort is dedicated to unearthing the majestic late renaissance and early baroque repertoire for brass instruments. Inspired by the bronze horse statues in Venice’s famed St. Mark’s Basilica, the ensemble attempts to recreate the glorious sounds of composers such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz. Dark Horse often expands to include vocalists and strings, which when combined recreates the rapturous kaleidoscope that was the sound of the early 17th century instrumental ensemble.


6/26/2019 Kania House – Shepherd | 6/27/2019 Sheridan College – Sheridan, Wyoming | 6/28/2019 Cikan House – Bozeman | 6/29/2019 Bitterroot Public Library – Hamilton | 6/30/2019 Toepffer-Schwer House – Big Sky


Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto | Greg Ingles, sackbut | Eric Schmatz, sackbut | Carrie Krause, baroque violin | John Lenti, theorbo


Canzona “La Spiritata” – Canzoni per sonare (1608) Giovanni Gabrieli (1554/57-1612)
La mia leggiardr’ et candida Angioletta Tiburto Massaino (c.1550-1608)
Sonata 13 à4 – Sonate concertate in stil moderno (1629)         Dario Castello (1602-1631)
Occhi sereni – Madrigali et ricercare (1589)  Andrea Gabrieli (1532/33-1585)
Dance suite from Il Quatro Libro di varie sonate, sinfonie… (1626)  Giovanni Battista Buonamente (1595-1642)
Canzon à 4 – Musiche Sacre (1656) Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)
Saranda volde e plio, Il Primo Libro delle Greghesche (1564) A. Gabrieli
Sonata per Il Violino, Cornetto and Violone- Concerti Ecclesiasici (1610) Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570-1622)
Dance suite from Terpsichore (1612)
Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

The Apple Seller, Pietro Longhi (1701-1785)

The Stradella Incident: Stradella, Lully, Bononcini and Venetian Songsters

As Stradella stayed just one step ahead of the assassins that pursued him most of his days, he lived a thrilling paradox. He was the most famous musician in Italy while a fugitive, living in the shadows when not entertaining Popes and princes. After a narrow escape from death at the hands of one jealous husband’s hitmen, the head of the house of Savoy enlisted her nephew, Louis XIV, to punish the goons. Divine art from a diabolic source makes for a compelling story, and we’ll illustrate one of the more exciting episodes in music history with Stradella’s incomparable and thrilling chamber music, alongside some thrilling theatrical bits of Lully. It’s the seventeenth century as you’ve never heard it before! 


8/21/2019 Hearst Free Library – Anaconda | 8/22/2019 Arts Council series – Salmon, Idaho | 8/23/2019 Beehler House – Bozeman | 8/24/2019 Reidar’s Red Barn – White Sulphur Springs | 8/25/2019 Coulter House – Helena


Carrie Krause, Baroque violin | Adriane Post, Baroque violin | Annabeth Shirley, Baroque cello | Nate Helgesen, Baroque bassoon | John Lenti, Theorbo


From La Susanna: Sinfonia avanti l’oratorio                 Alessandro Stradella (1643-1682)
Ricercata Op. 1, No.10 G.B. degli Antonii (1636-1698)
Capriccio sopra dodici note, Opus 22, No. 15 Maurizio Cazzati (1616-1678)
Sinfonia in a minor Alessandro Stradella
Sonata solo fagotto Anonymous (only the initials “M.G.”)
Excerpt from La Sultanne

Francois Couperin (1668-1733)

Chaconne from Trios pour le coucher du Roi Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Suite from the opera Moro per amore Alessandro Stradella
From Santa Pelagia: Sinfonia avanti l’oratorio Alessandro Stradella