All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
The musicians of the Bach Society take us on a journey from dawn to dusk; starting off with a leisurely breakfast in the company of Falconiero, and then lunch—a piece of cake. Visit the famous Kaffeehaus Zimmermann in Leipzig, where Bach performed his freshly composed instrumental music while having a nice cup of coffee. And what about some French music and Telemann for dinner and adventure? Please join in for some delicious music!
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 7:30 PM
Sundin Music Hall, Saint Paul
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 7 PM
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester
Matthias Maute, Recorder
Two times JUNO Award winning conductor, composer, recorder and flute soloist Matthias Maute has achieved an international reputation. In 2016 he was named artistic director of the Bach Society of Minnesota and in 2019 of the professional choir Ensemble vocal Arts-Québec. Impressed by his artistic approach, The New York Times described the orchestra he conducts in Montreal, Ensemble Caprice, as being “an ensemble that encourages the listener to rehear the world.” Maute’s recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos juxtaposed with Maute’s own arrangements of Preludes from Shostakovich's Op. 87 was hailed by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross as standing out “for its fleet, characterful approach” and “its fresh, vibrant colors”. Matthias Maute’s compositions are published by Breitkopf & Härtel, Amadeus, Moeck and Carus. In 2014 and 2015, Maute’s 1st violin concerto was performed by soloist Mark Fewer with the St. John’s Symphony and with I Musici de Montréal. Forty-nine movements of Matthias Maute’s compositions are featured in 49 videos on noncerto.com. Matthias Maute has made some twenty recordings on the Analekta, Vanguard Classics, Bella Musica, Dorian, Bridge and ATMA Classique labels. He is regularly invited to perform at major international festivals. Matthias Maute is co-artistic director of the Montreal Baroque Festival and artistic director of the Méénat Musica Concerts noncerto concert series. He currently teaches at l’Université de Montréal and McGill University. Matthias Maute created Mini-Concerts Santé during the pandemic in 2020, delivering 9,000 Mini-Concerts Santé to 70,000 people in Montreal, Quebec and Canada while providing 3,000 hires of professional singers and musicians during difficult times which was awarded OPUS Award Musical Event of the year 2020.
Margaret Humphrey, Violin
Violinist Margaret Humphrey maintains a vibrant freelance schedule as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra member, performing in ensembles in the US and Europe. Previously a 25 year core member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, she now performs regularly with Lyra Baroque Orchestra, the Bach Society of Minnesota, Consortium Carissimi, and Tempesta is Mare in Philadelphia. A founding member of Belladonna Baroque quartet, she has toured throughout the US, Europe and Brazil. Cerulean Fire, her most recent ensemble, collaborates with dancers and percussionists crossing over genres to create dynamic performance experiences.Ms Humphrey is also a member of the Kingsbury Ensemble in St. Louis as well as soloing yearly in the Ancient Music Series in St. Savin France. She has recorded on the Chandos, Dorian, Ten Thousand Lakes and Naxos labels.
Rebecca Humphrey, Cello
Cellist Rebecca Humphrey lives and works in the Philadelphia area where she is an active freelancer and member of several chamber ensembles including Kleine Kammermusik, Night Music, Sylvan Viols, Franklin Quartet, and Galline. Rebecca discovered the world of early music while studying at Oberlin College. Based on this newfound passion, she moved to Minneapolis and was principal cellist in the Lyra Consort for twelve years. During extended periods overseas, she collaborated with Kammerensemble Luzerne and Capriccio Basel in Switzerland, and Latitude 37 in Melbourne, Australia. Rebecca’s talent to craft bass lines, solos and vocal accompaniment makes her a sought after as a Bach specialist. Still, her greatest passion is exploring the intimate and collaborative dynamic of chamber music, which she has pursued as founding member of many ensembles notably Belladonna, which performed extensively in the US and Brazil. When not playing cello or viola da gamba, Becca will be on the tennis court, or in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania.
Paul Boehnke, Harpsichord
Harpsichordist Paul Boehnke spent three decades performing early music professionally, playing and teaching with a wide variety of groups around the country. Most notably, he was the Artistic Director of the Bach Society of Minnesota for nine years prior to the arrival of Matthias Maute. In 2015, Paul left the music world to become a certified life coach in private practice where he specializes in helping clients turn the voice in their head from a critic to a cheerleader, including musicians who struggle with performance anxiety. In 2019 he returned to the stage and enjoys a life that combines both music and coaching.
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