Stylus Fantasticus: sonate à 3 stromenti

Here is a special treat for the Bitterroot Valley that was offered recently and is the sort of event we are very proud to be able to accommodate on short notice. Montana's own superb Bozeman-based Baroque violinist, Carrie Krause, has invited her lovely friend, London's Davina Clarke, to join her, experience a bit of Montana and play some concerts around our state. The two violins will be joined by Greg Ingles on sackbut (an early predecessor of the trombone) and John Lenti, playing theorbo. John is already a Montana favorite having appeared in numerous summer concerts with the I-90 Collective.

Davina’s aptitude and enthusiasm for historically informed performance have led her to explore a diverse range of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington, William Christie, Richard Egarr and Laurence Cummings. She continues her long association with the Royal Academy of Music as a Guest Principal in the Kohn Bach Cantata Series this season, and has recently toured the J.S Bach Double violin concerto with the Royal Academy under Masaaki Suzuki, making her solo début at the Lincoln Center. Last year, she accompanied Sir John Eliot Gardiner in a series of J.S Bach recitals to celebrate the launch of his new book, ‘Music in the Castle of Heaven’ in New York. Following her inaugural year with the English Baroque Soloists, she and fellow members of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra are in the process of establishing a period chamber ensemble.

Davina plays on a 1685 Francesco Rugeri violin, generously loaned to her by the Stradivari Trust.

And about the program, Carrie writes, "we'll be playing works of Sonatas a 3 by Biber, Bertali, and Castello, the Marini Passacaglia, and for sackbut and theorbo Bovicelli's diminutions on Cipriciano de Rore's Anchor de col paritre."