The Royal Consort
Music by Lawes, Purcell, and Couperin
Baroque Music Montana
Ingrid Matthews and Carrie Krause, baroque violin
Joanna Blendulf and William Skeen, violas da gamba
John Lenti, theorbo
Afternoon - Saturday, June 20, 2020
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Two suave violas da gambas, the most feminine and aristocratic of instruments,
join violins and lute in works by Lawes, Purcell, and Couperin’s La Sultane.
About Baroque Music Montana
Baroque Music Montana specializes in chamber music inspired by history. Made possible through a grant from The Juilliard School’s Alan D. Marks Center for Career Services and Entrepreneurship, the umbrella of Baroque Music Montana was founded in 2015 by Carrie Krause to provide a meaningful cultural institution of intimate, communicative, progressive performance for our vibrant community. Based in Bozeman, it provides a performance platform for both local artists and visiting professionals who have deeply invested in fruitful historical performance. We partner with many organizations around the state to serve Montana through outreach, house, and public concerts, and an annual Period Performance Workshop sponsored by the Bozeman Symphony.
Baroque Music Montana performs works by celebrated composers of the Baroque, as well as many pieces rarely or not heard since the eighteenth century. Some manuscripts are readily available in digital archives, and some require a great deal of sleuthing to unearth. BaMM’s musician roster rotates based on desired instrumentation for repertoire performed in intimate spaces similar to which the music was originally intended, and often on period instruments. Using historical instruments and referencing original manuscripts, iconography, and historical writing fuels commitment to the music and inspires fresh interpretation. Rather than recreating something old, the aim is to make each performance of this day, of this space, existing because of these musicians and this audience.