"Philadelphia Musick: An Early American Salon” brings the music of the Colonial and Federal eras of the Delaware Valley alive in two concerts created by La Fiocco — a New Jersey-Pennsylvania ensemble that performs music of the late renaissance, baroque, and early classical eras. The names translates as “the bow.”
Set for Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, and on Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, Pennsylvania, the concert features music by prominent era composers Haydn and Handel as well as the Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman, Philadelphia composer Benjamin Carr, and English, Scottish, and Irish ballads and reels.
La Fiocco artistic director Lewis R. Baratz — a music historian and creator of classical music station WWFM’s “Well-Tempered Baroque” — says the concert will recreate the sounds of the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries on a variety of instruments, including baroque violin, viola, and cello, lute, early guitars, recorder, dulcimer, and harpsichord.
Joining Baratz, who will perform on the harpsichord and square piano, are Dan McCarthy, violin; Ezgi Yargici, cello; Andrew Broadwater, hammered dulcimer, recorder, and viola: John Orluk Lacombe, lute and early guitars; guest soprano Rochelle Reed; and young artist Joseph Landry, bodhran and tabor.
The group returns in June to Princeton and Solebury with “Tutti Concerti!,” featuring Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4.
Philadelphia Musick: An Early American Salon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, Saturday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, Pennsylvania, Sunday, April 3, 3 p.m. $10 to $25, children 12 and younger free. 917-747-6007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.