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Passions of the Soul

Elisabeth Belgrano, voice

Carol Redman, flute

Pablo Champion, theorbo

Concert introduced by

musicologist John S. Powell

Sunday, July 24,  2005

7:30 PM

at

125 N. Guadalupe Street

(corner of Guadalupe and Johnson Streets,

1 block west of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum)

Santa Fe , NM . 87501

(505) 954-4025

Songs from a 17th century manuscript.

“An unusual and unique collection of French, English, Italian, and Spanish airs composed by leading composers of the mid-17th Century, and now owned by the Westminster Abbey Chapter Library.   The composers include Michel Lambert, Honoré d'Ambruis, Michel Farinel, Sébastien Le Camus, Robert Cambert, Jean Sicard, Michel-Richard de Lalande, Jacques Paisible, Charles Hurel, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Luigi Rossi, and William Turner.  As the collection includes only vocal parts without accompaniment, I have sought out and transcribed concordant sources for many of the airs.  Among other curiosities, this anthology includes the earliest work by Lalande (a drinking song) and an early source for Io's lament from Lully’s opera Isis .”

Prof. John S. Powell

Musicologist, University of Tulsa

Entrance: $15 at the door

Concert presented by Caprock Early Music Association & The Society for the Honestly Curious

All proceeds from the concert benefit

Caprock Early Music Association.

www.caprockearlymusic.org

For further info: elibelgrano@mac.com


Elisabeth Belgrano has specialized in baroque singing since 1992. She has trained with some of the most eminent instructors and performers of early music, including Jessica Cash, Jill Feldman, Emma Kirkby, Agnès Mellon, Jakob Lindberg, and Stephen Stubbs. In 2000 she was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Music at Göteborg University in Sweden with an emphasis in baroque performance. Ms. Belgrano has performed and recorded with various vocal ensembles in Europe including the Stuttgarter Kammerchor, Collegium Vocale, and La Chapelle Royale.

During recent years, Ms. Belgrano has dedicated her career to research and creation of concerts inspired by women and salons in Europe during the 16th & 17th centuries. One of the programs,  'Eclatante Amarante – a portrait of the French singer Anne Chabanceau de La Barre (1628-1688)' is the results of research carried out at Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, while invited as a guest at Centre Culturel Suédois (SI), and it was recorded in 2003.

She has performed with Santa Fe Pro Musica, as well as the Albuquerque Baroque Players in New Mexico , and has been invited to perform at various venues in Europe and in the United States , including a concurrent event at the Boston Early Music Festival in 2001 and a special invitation to the Bloomington Early Music Festival in 2004.  (www.elibelgrano.org)

Carol Redman, flutist, has much experience in chamber music roles, with large symphonic orchestras, opera orchestras and chamber orchestras, as solo flutist, principal flutist, second flutist, and piccolo player. She is proficient on the modern flute, the 8-key classical flute, the one-key baroque flute, and recorder. She has made recordings on Koch and Dorian labels, for Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Her professional experience includes flutist with Santa Fe Pro Musica, Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, 20th Century Unlimited, Oregon Festival of American Music, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival (California), Domaine Forget Music Festival (Quebec, Canada), Maryland Handel Festival, Colorado Opera Troupe, Colorado Chamber Players, Ernest Bloch Music Festival, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Symphony (Oregon) and festivals in Germany and Japan.

Ms Redman is a magna cum laude graduate from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance. She continued her music studies at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Marcel Moyse Seminars and Trevor Wye Master Classes. She currently maintains a flute studio available to flutists of all ages, directs the Santa Fe Flute Choir, and coaches small and large chamber music groups in the Santa Fe community.

Ms Redman is the Associate Artistic Director and Education Director of Santa Fe Pro Musica. She is responsible for creating and implementing a five-concert orchestra season and a five-concert chamber music season. Her education responsibilities include preparing teaching materials and directed classroom activities for five youth concerts, implementation of the annual statewide Young Artist Scholarship Competition and organization and coordination of the Pro Musica Apprentice Artist Chamber Music Program for young string players in the Santa Fe community.

Pablo Champion began his serious music study in 1989 at the University of Texas at Austin. There he studied Classical Guitar with Prof. Adam Holzman and received a Bachelor of Music degree after spending a year in Alicante, Spain; where he studied with the late Maestro Jose Tomás. After finishing a Masters degree in Guitar performance at the Eastman school of Music, Pablo switched his interests to early music and continuo playing. This led to Doctoral studies at Indiana University under the tutelage of Nigel North. Pablo regularly plays with violinist Stephen Redfield as part of Duo San Marcos. They have played together in Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Pablo has recently moved to Santa Fe and is the newest addition to the staff at the Violin Shop of Santa Fe.

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