Rare Music Concert: Musicke's Chordes (Sam Breene & Jeff Noonan) with Samantha Arten
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
Musicke's Cordes plays a program for baroque violin, lutes and baroque guitar that includes fantastic Italian sonatas and rustic English variations on popular tunes. The program illustrates the common elements of the experimental instrumental music of the seventeenth century while also pointing up the characteristics of the national styles. For the program at Duke, the duo will be joined by vocalist Samantha Arten, a doctoral candidate and well-known early music performer in the Durham area. The concert will feature vocal works by Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, John Wilson and others as well as sonatas and suites by Giovanni Battista Fontana, Charles McClean and others.Sam Breene received a Master's degree in Performance Practice and a Ph.D. in Musicology at Duke. He is currently Associate Professor at Rhode Island College, where he is Head of Music History and Literature, Director of the RIC Early Music Ensemble, Instructor of Violin and Chamber Music, and a member of the Proteus String Quartet and the RIC Symphony Orchestra.Jeffrey Noonan has played lute, theorbo and early guitars for over thirty years. He has performed with various ensembles including Shakespear's Bande, Early Music St. Louis, Passione ed Armonia, Kansas City Baroque Consortium, Bourbon Baroque, the Madison Early Music Festival, Ars Antigua, and Musik Ekklesia. He has also created and directed a number of Early Music ensembles including Musicke's Cordes.Presented in association with DUMIC.