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Danzas y Bailes - with dancers

Andrew Fouts, baroque violin
Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba
Scott Pauley, theorbo

"a splendid period-instruments ensemble" Chicago Tribune

“[a] well-conceived and elegantly performed program.” Washington Post

"Colorful virtuosity...Chatham Baroque gave zesty accounts of a group of Spanish dances."
The New York Times

"a tour de force... a baroque gem."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The playing was first rate... technically fleet and intensely involved.” Houston Chronicle

"musicianship throughout the evening was top notch" The Buffalo News

"Chatham Baroque rocks, dude."
San Antonio Express-News

"Chatham Baroque is one of the most spectacularly gifted and innovative of all the groups in this American wave of talent." CD Now

"Was that a funky blues chord amid the splendor of Chatham Baroque's season opener? It was that and more, as Saturday night's concert at Synod Hall signaled a decidedly adventurous path"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"[Chatham Baroque] jammed its way through a program of Scottish music. It was a gem of a performance."
The Post and Courier,

"... even their quiet
playing is extremely well-projected. Indeed, this music is well-served by being performed with such backbone... each section is vividly characterized, yet one also gets a strong sense of the work as a whole, with each movement flowing inevitably into the next...Very strongly recommended."

"This is well-performed, enjoyable music in a one-hundred percent Latin American version."
Goldberg Magazine

"Stylistic, technically accomplished, and musical..."
Columbus Dispatch

"Theorbo player Scott Pauley, is a brilliant young artist ...Pauley showed a complete mastery of his long-necked instrument, with particularly striking use of its deep bass notes."
The Washington Post

"...music of Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger showed off the group's natural dynamic and each member's gifts. Pauley's sure-handed playing came to the forefront through the multi-voiced lines and accelerating rhythms of the folklike "Colascione." In the heavy-footed dance "Canario," Pauley then laid the foundation for Halverson's earthy, exacting work, which in turn set up Fouts's mellifluous sound and sensitive style."
The Washington Post

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Chatham Baroque

The acclaimed period instrument ensemble Chatham Baroque, excites audiences with dazzling technique and artful interpretation. The trio and their regular guest artists have created a busy career on tour, on disc, and on their successful Pittsburgh series. In performances for distinguished concert series from New York to Los Angeles and Montreal to Mexico City, the ensemble is hailed as "spectacularly gifted" [CD Now] and as "a splendid period-instruments ensemble" [Chicago Tribune].

Long known as advocates for period performance, Chatham Baroque presents a broad repertoire of programs ranging from Spanish to Sephardic to Baroque dance tunes, from the popular Baroque classics to little-known masterworks. In addition to performing as a trio, the ensemble often engages a diverse group of guest artists, and has provided the core for larger works, including oratorios and Baroque opera.

Chatham Baroque's latest program, Jefferson's Library,

Among the group's eight recordings are the favorite Espanoleta and Reel of Tulloch (on the Dorian Label) and Sweet Desire: Prothimia suavissima sive sonatarum selectissimarum (Sono Luminus). Beyond the recording studio and the concert stage, Chatham Baroque's exciting new educational show "Catgut & Horsehair: A Tour of Europe" with featured actor, is in demand for youth outreach programs during the group's tours.

Andrew Fouts, baroque violin, Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba, and Scott Pauley, theorbo -- along with special guest artists are a versatile and exciting band. Critics from coast to coast have penned the words "exciting", "distinguished", "authentic", "fun" and "classy" to describe their performances. The period instrument ensemble is comprised of virtuosos devoted to historically informed performances of a wide range of baroque repertoire who have earned the phrase "musically impeccable" [The Washington Post]. The group has explored many collaborations, including with the Pittsburgh Opera Center in presentation of Francesco Cavalli's Ormindo, the latest of several exciting collaborations in recent years.

Their engaging stage manner and well-crafted programs invite audiences into the special worlds of baroque Spain and Latin America, the sounds of the Jewish Diaspora, the Bohemian Rhapsody, and more.  [Tour Programs]

A special project, Danzas y Bailes, features baroque dancers in costume. 

Chatham Baroque’s varied programming is regularly featured on American Public Media's Performance Today.  Ensemble-in-Residence at WQED-FM and Calvary Episcopal Church Chatham Baroque was honored as "Breakthrough Artist of the Year" by National Public Radio and NARM (the National Association of Recording Merchandisers).


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