Ensemble Chaconne transports the audience to the salons and palaces of 18th century Europe with The Glorious Ones – Treasures by the Late Baroque Masters. Praised by Classical Voice of North Carolina as “a powerhouse of great playing,” the ensemble performs masterpieces by J.S. Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann and other great composers of the baroque era. Now celebrating its 37th season, the ensemble tours widely in the U.S. and abroad.
Ensemble Chaconne’s extensive career includes performances for The National Gallery in London, The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Florida, The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, The Edison Theatre in St Louis, the Yale Center for British Art, Jordan Hall in Boston, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Connecticut Early Music Festival, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Morton Arboretum Chamber Series (Chicago area), Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music (Nebraska), The Nielsen Series (Des Moines), and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Residency at Davidson College, to name a few.
Peter H. Bloom, flute, whose playing has been called “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” (The Boston Globe), concertizes in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand; is featured on 48 recordings (Sony Classical, Dorian, Leo Records, other labels); and is a winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award for “distinguished contribution to the study and performance of early music.” He has concertized with distinguished artists including Ensemble Aubade, The Henning Ensemble, D’Anna Fortunato, The Makrokosmos Orchestra, and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (50thseason). Among his many performances on historical flutes are concerts for Animusic Portugal, The New York Flute Club, The American Musical Instrument Society, the American Antiquarian Society, Christie’s-New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He is contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music; and has given lectures and workshops across the globe.
Olav Chris Henriksen, acclaimed in Europe and North America as a soloist on lute, theorbo and early guitars, is also a much sought-after ensemble player, performing and recording with the Boston Camerata, Handel & Haydn Society, Waverly Consort, and Chanticleer, among others. His solo recordings are on Centaur and Museum Music; he has also recorded for Nonesuch, Erato, Pro Musica, Telarc and Decca. He has lectured at Harvard University, Northeastern University, the Nelson Atkins Museum (Kansas City), Musikkhögskolen (Oslo), the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and elsewhere. He has taught at the Boston Conservatory and the University of Southern Maine. The Boston Herald praised his playing, saying, “Henriksen was able to dazzle with his virtuosity in the fantastical figurations of John Dowland’s soloFantasy for lute and Kapsberger’s similarly brilliant Toccata prima.”
Carol Lewis has been called a “zestful and passionate champion” of the viola da gamba. She has demonstrated her virtuosity and versatility as a soloist in the U.S. and abroad, and has toured internationally with Hespèrion, Boston Camerata, Capriccio Stravagante and other noted ensembles. She appeared recently with Boston Camerata at The Cloisters (New York) and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, with Dunya at College of the Holy Cross, and with Cappella Clausura in the Boston area. She has recorded on Astrée, EMI, Lyrichord, Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, and other labels, and has taught at Festival dei Saraceni (Pamparato, Italy), Milano Civica Scuola di Musica (Italy), New England Conservatory of Music, Amherst Early Music and elsewhere. The Boston Herald called her playing “brilliantly florid,” and the Centre Presse (Poitiers, France) admired her “technique and musicality, her breathtaking dexterity.”
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