SIREN has several concert programs which span the breadth of the late Renaissance, Baroque to early Classical periods.  


Fyer, Fyer! 

Exploring the affect of elemental, spiritual and love “fire” in dance and concerto

Ensemble: 10 upper strings, Harpsichord, Cello, 2 sopranos and 2 dancers

 

NATURE

Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 315

“Summer” Movement 1 – Allegro

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

“Love those Beams that Breed”

John Dowland (1563-1626)

“Fyre, Fyer”

       Thomas Morley (1558 – 1602)

SPIRITUAL

Chaconne-le-Feu

Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1748)

“Ardo e scoprir, ahi lasso, io non ardisco”

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)

“In furore iustissimae irae” RV626

Antonio Vivaldi

LOVE/LUST

 

Chiome D’Oro

Claudio Monteverdi

Air no.5 from the  Mad Lovers Suite  no.5 

John Eccles  (1668-1735

“I burn my brain consumes to ashes”

John Eccles

Air  No.4 from Mad Lover Suite

 

Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 315

“Summer” movement II Adagio

Antonio Vivaldi

 

HELL

Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 315

“Summer” Presto

Antonio Vivaldi

 

“Sdegnato mio Core”

 F. C. Lanciani (1661-1706)

 


 

"In His Court – Music from the time of the Sun King"

Part of our “SIREN’S Captives Series”

Music from the King Louis’ opulence is explored in the music from their time

 Ensemble: Large String Orchestra and two sopranos

Program:

I. Overture from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Jean – Baptiste Lully (1697 - 1764)

 

 

II. Ouverture III Op. 13

Jean Marie Leclair (1697 – 1764)

 

 

III. Le Berger Fidèle

Jean – Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)

 

 

Intermission

 

 

IV. Violin Concerto Op. 7 No. 5

Jean Marie Leclair

 

 

V. Le Retour de la Paix

Michel Pignolet de Montéclair (1667 – 1737)

 

 

VI. Suite from Alcione (1706)

Marin Marais (1656 – 1728)

1. Ouverture

2. Air des Matelots

3. Marche de Matelots

4. Tambourin

5. Prelude to Act III

6. Tempête

7. Chaconne



"Women All-Stars of the Baroque Era"

In this exciting program, we highlight the women who created music that has withstood the centuries

Ensemble: Trio Sonata and Two Sopranos

 

Program:

Isabella Leonarda 

Sonata Quarta

 

Francesca Caccini"O che nuovo stupor"

 

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre 

Prelude in d minor for harpsichord solo from Suite No. 1, book 1

 

Barbara Strozzi 

Godere e tacere

 

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

Trio Sonata No. 2 in B major

 

Barbara Strozzi

L’Amante Segreto

 

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

Chaconne L’Inconstante from Suite No. 1

 

Francesca Caccini

Fresche Aurette

 


"Venice Connection" 

 

Today Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) and Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) are seen as two of the most influential and well-known composers of the Baroque period.

During their lifetime, they had seemingly not much more in common than their profession. Yet there was a direct connection between them, one that was typical of the period.

Ensemble: Concerto Grosso with Soprano Solo

 

“Bereitet die Wege” for Soprano solo, Oboe d'Amore and Orchestra from Cantata BWV 132 of the same title

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

 

Concerto from L'estro armonico op.3 No. 11 *

I. Allegro 

II. Largo e Spiccato

III. Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

* Liv Heym & Jessica Park Violino Concertino I & II, Anneke Schaul-Yoder Violoncello Concertino 

 

“Lungi dal vago volto” Cantata for Soprano solo, Violin and Basso Continuo RV 680

Antonio Vivaldi

 

“Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen” for Soprano solo, Violin and Basso Continuo from Cantata "Schwingt freudig euch empor", BWV 36

J.S. Bach

 

Violin Concerto in A Minor BWV 1041

I. [Allegro]

II. Andante

III. Allegro Assai

J.S. Bach

 

"Non sa che sia dolore" Cantata for Soprano solo, Flute and Orchestra, BWV 209

J.S. Bach

 


 

"Surround Sound”

A polyphonic exploration of early 17th century call & response antiphonal music

Ensemble: Violins, Continuo and two Sopranos

 

PROGRAM: 

Biagio Marini 

Sonata in Eco con tre violini

 

Francesca Caccini 

Io mi distruggo

 

Giovanni Bassano 

Fantasia No.11

 

Claudio Monteverdi 

O come sei gentile

a doi soprani

 

Antonio Vivaldi  

Trio sonata 'La folia', RV 63

 

Antonio Lotti 

Echo :Echo, Adagio, Presto

 

Giacomo Carissimi 

Jephte’s Lament

 

Giovanni Gabrielli 

Canzon Primi Toni

 

Claudio Monteverdi  

Zefiro torna :Madrigali e canzonette


"The Course of Love"

A Pastische of English Baroque music and song - a musical voyage of the stages of love

Attraction

Ensemble: 4 violins, Continuo, two sopranos

 

Prelude: Fantasy upon a Ground, Z.731

Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

 

Cupid the Slyest Rogue Alive

Henry Purcell

 

Lust

 

Overture from the Mad Lovers Suite

John Eccles (1668-1735)

 

Two Daughters of this Aged Stream We Are

From “King Arthur”

Henry Purcell

 

Passion & Love

 

Corant from Fantasia-suite in a minor

John Jenkins (1592–1678)

 

Ah! how sweet it is to love, Z. 613

Henry Purcell

 

The Frog Galliard (Now O now I needs must part)   

John Dowland (c. 1563–1626)

 

Loss

 

Aire #5 & Slow Aire # 4 from The Mad Lovers Suite

John Eccles

 

Fantasia & Almain from Fantasia-suite in a minor

John Jenkins

 

Go Crystal Tears

John Dowland

 

Return to Love

 

If Music Be the Food of Love

Henry Purcell

 

What Passion Cannot Music Raise & Quell

From Ode for St. Cecilia's Day

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)

 

A Fancy     

John Dowland

 

Come Again Sweet Love Doth Now Invite

John Dowland

 

Chaconne “Dance for Chinese Man and Woman”

From The Fairy Queen Z.629

Henry Purcell

 


VIVALDI AND FRIENDS

This program explores the music of Antonio Vivaldi and his contemporaries: Scarlatti, Corelli, Rameau and Handel.

Ensemble: Three violins, Continuo and voice

 

Corelli

Sonata A Quattro Wo0 4 

 

A. Scarlatti

Sonata F Major  for 3 recorders (violins)

 

Scarlatti, A.

Su Le Sponde Del Tebro

 

Jean-Philippe Rameau  1683-1764 

Concerts Royaux no.3

 

Rameau

Zephyre 2 Menuets and Gavotte

 

Les Boreades  Tradgedie en musique Act 2. Air Andante et Gracieux

  

Antonio Vivaldi 1678-1741

La Sena festeggiante

 

George Frideric Handel 1685-1759

What Passion cannot music raise and quell

 


 

FIRE: elemental to the divine

SIREN Baroque presents “FIRE: elemental to the divine”: a program delving into the rhetoric and affects of FIRE. 

Ensemble: 2 violins, continuo and two sopranos

 

ELEMENTAL

Le Cahos from Les Élémens simphonie nouvelle pour ballet (6 minutes)

Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747)

 

Fyre and Lightining (5 minutes)

Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

 

LOVE

Cantada al Santísimo con violins (7 Minutes)

Sebastián Durón  (1660 – 1716)

 

Act III, Scene 1 from Semele (5 Minutes)

John Eccles (1668 – 1735)

 

“Sdegnato mio core” from La Statira (4 Minutes)

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725)

 

DIVINE

Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (HWV 76) (7 Minutes)

Georg Friedrich Händel(1685 – 1759)

 

As Vesta was, from Latmos hill descending (3 minutes)

Thomas Morley (1576 -1623)

 

Stabat Mater (8 Minutes)

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725)

 

"But who may abide the day of His coming"(4.25 minutes)

George Frederic Handel ( 1685 – 1759)

 

Como glorias el fuego
(4 Minutes)

Manuel de Sumaya (1678 – 1755)