Co-Presented by Florida International University:
IL Furioso "Putting the Devil to Flight"
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Coral Gables Museum
285 ARAGON AVE
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tickets for the performance are $20.00 General Admission, $30.00 for Preferred seating. Students up to the age of 18 are admitted free of charge. College and graduate students pay $5.00.
VICTOR COELHO AND DAVID DOLATA, LUTES
NEIL COCKBURN, ORGAN
WITH MALE SOPRANO ROBERT CROWE
“PUTTING THE DEVIL TO FLIGHT”, 17TH-18TH-CENTURY PROTESTANT MUSIC
FEATURING HANDEL’S “AMEN” ALLELUIAS
Allelujah “Amen" Arias
George Frideric Handel
HVW 270 (1685–1759)
Preludio Primo Girolamo Giovanni Kapsberger
Psalm 22 [Barbara Strozzi] (1619–1678) & Anonymo Attributed to Giacomo Carissimi (1605–1674)
Basse Danse “La Magdalena" Pub. by Pierre Attaingnant
Allelujah “Amen” Arias Handel
Fantasia of Four Parts Orlando Gibbons
Incassum Lesbia (The Queen’s Epicedium) Henry Purcell
Organ Voluntary in C Major John Blow
Allelujah “Amen” Arias Handel
Aria di Fiorenza Anon. 17th Century
A Hymn on Divine Musick William Croft
Fuoco E Cenere:
Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Comber Hall, Church of the Little Flower
2711 Indian Mound Trail
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Included in the price of admission is a pre-concert reception at 7 PM at Comber Hall. Tickets for the performance are $20.00 General Admission, $30.00 for Preferred seating. Students up to the age of 18 are admitted free of charge. College and graduate students pay $5.00. All students will need to show a current school ID at the door.
Louis XIV fancied himself the New Apollo, god of light and the arts. All the king’s men, and foremost among them the great Lully, helped forge the legend of the Sun King. Versailles, palace of all pleasures, resonated night and day with the most sublime harmonies, the envy of all Europe.
Fuoco e Cenere have put together an attractive selection of vocal and instrumental music for all occasions, a clear reminder of the omnipresence of music in Versailles.
In 2015, France celebrated the 300th anniversary of the end of Louis XIV exceptional reign, a reign noted for its longevity and accomplishment. Installed upon a shaky throne after a long regency, Louis proclaims himself Apollo, god of Poetry and the Arts. By means of his celebrated strategies and his devotion to the Arts he made of France a major power, all the while transforming himself into the Sun King - le Roi Soleil.
Contributing to these celebrations, Fuoco E Cenere had the pleasure of providing the historical music for the international TV series Versailles, which follows the young monarch’s career. We have spent the last three years in the company of Louis XIV, in the sumptuous surroundings of his court, and above all following Louis through the incredibly difficult beginning of his reign…
But we have been oh so privileged to observe, as mice in the corner, the monarch’s incredibly vivid and cultivated imagination, and his incredible vision for a palace for the ages. The technical demands in building Versailles were enormous, every detail of both palace and gardens meticulously approved (or not!) by Louis.
Indeed the Palace became an architectural embodiment of the King himself. The Château de Versailles rapidly became known as a wonder of the modern world and a symbol of Louis’s exploits, and did quite a bit to assure a special position for France at the time, and to this very day.
While Louis’s love of music is the stuff of legends, we realized working on the series how omnipresent music was in Versailles. In one scene, we played as the court went about choosing fabrics and brocades for future finery, and for another playing dance music for a midnight fête alongside the vast Fountain of Neptune. Performing for the small screen these everyday happenings, as well as the more out of the ordinary occasions, gave us the desire to recreate a musical day in the life of Louis XIV. From morn till deepest nighttime, every gesture, every act in Versailles could boast its own harmonious accompaniment.
As is frequently the case with the grandest of monarchs, Louis XIV days were well documented, his days beginning and ending in public and musically. Mealtimes, fêtes, state visits, chapel were enlivened by the different formations that comprised the King’s music.
"Versailles" walks us through the eighteenth centuries’ most splendid palace and its magnificent gardens in the company of Louis XIV.
Music by Lully, Charpentier, Marais, Clérambault, Dornel, Couperin, Campra, Moreau, de la Barre...
Julie Fioretti, soprano
Patricia Lavail, recorder
Damien Pouvreau, theorbo
Justin Taylor, harpsichord
Jay Bernfeld, viola da gamba and direction
Soprano, Yetzabel Arias Fernandez:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00 Reception
Danielson Gallery at The Biltmore Hotel
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tickets for this performance are $65.00 and includes a 7 PM wine reception. Concert will begin at 8 PM
Directed by Jay Bernfeld
GEORG FRIEDRICH HAENDEL (1685-1759)
Pensieri Notturni di Filli HWV 134
Sonata a Flauto e Cembalo HWV 362 Larghetto – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro
Cantata Spagnuola a voce sola
Suite for Harpsichord d minor HWV 428 Prelude – Courante – Presto
Cantate La Lucrezia HWV 145
Yetzabel Arias Fernandez was born in Havana, Cuba where she started her music studies in cello and piano. She graduated in choral conducting at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory and singing at the Superior Institute of Art in Havana. She continued her postgraduate studies in Italy, under the direction of Vincenzo Manno in Milan. She has also taken courses in 17th-century Italian music interpretation with Roberto Gini at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica di Milano. Nowadays she is student at Manny Perez Vocal Studio in Miami, Florida.
Winner of the International Competition of barroque singing in Chimay, Belgium with the First Prize, Audience's Prize and Prize from Printemps des Art de Nantes Festival. She has also won prizes in Concorso Internazionale di Canto Barocco F. Provenzale in Naples, as well as in the Concorso Internazionale di Musica Sacra in Rome.
During those years in Europe she worked with the most distinguished Italian ensembles and orchestras performing in important venues and halls. In 2013 she began an important collaboration with Maestro Ton Koopman who has conducted her in various programs with some of the most prestigious orchestras all over Europe.
In 2012, Ms. Fernandez made her american debut with Handel’s solo Recital at the Library of Congress in Washington DC with italian ensemble La Risonanza. She had excellent reviews of press and audience. In 2015 she was invited to San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival singing with Maestro Michael Francis the great c minor Mass.
Mrs. Arias has recorded several CDs and DVDs. Among them Handel’s cantata Tirsi, Clori e Fileno which won the important Stanley Prize 2010 in London as the Best Handel’s recording of the year. In 2013 she took part as solist in Cecilia Bartoli's new CD Stabat Mater to EMI. In 2014, two solos CD's, featuring Yetzabel Arias Fernandez were released by Naxos and Glossa labels: Tonos Humanos of Manuscript Guerra (Spain XVII Century) and Solo Cantatas by Neapolitan composer Niccolò Jommelli with Stile Galante Ensemble. Some of her forthcoming engagements include Opera Teseo (Agilea) in Karlsruhe, Handel's Apollo e Dafne with Orchestra Barroca de Sevilla, Haydn's Heiligmesse with Liverpool Symphony Orchestra, Mozart's Coronation Mass and Vesprae Sollemnes de Confessores in Lisboa, 3mil Rios multimedia performance in Lisboa and Teatro Colon in Bogotá, Bach's Easter Oratory in Amsterdam, Haydn Nelson messe in France conducted by T. Koopman. In USA she will perform Mozart's Missa Solemnis in San Diego, Beethoven's IX Symphony and Poulenc's Gloria conducted by Michael Francis.