Featuring Edith Hines, baroque violin
Sunday, February 20th at 2:30pm and 5:00pm the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Tickets $15.00, Students tickets $5.00
Presented by the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
John Chappell Stowe is professor of organ at the University of Wisconsin. He also served as guest professor of organ at Notre Dame last spring. Chappell Stowe will be performing on a newly restored baroque organ. This instrumentwas built around 1680 in Naples, and it has been carefully restored by Martin Pasi, an organ builder in Tacoma, Washington.
La musica italiana, die deutscher Art
The first portion of the program will be performed on the Italian organ, the second portion on the Fritts organ.
Edith Hines, Violin
John Chappell Stowe, Organ
Ensemble SDG, a Baroque violin and keyboard duo formed in 2009, performs music spanning the entire Baroque period, with a particular focus on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The duo has presented works by German, French, and Italian composers of the 17th and 18th centuries in recitals from the Midwest to the East Coast. Venues include a Fringe Concert at the 2009 Boston Early Music Festival; a recital featuring the Brombaugh organ at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Illinois; the biennial meeting of the American Bach Society and the annual joint conclave of the Midwestern and Southeastern Historical Keyboard Societies; and the Faculty Concert Series at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where the duo performed Bach’s six sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord.
They are currently recording Bach's complete works for violin and keyboard, including the six sonatas with obbligato harpsichord, early versions of two of those sonatas with obbligato organ, three pieces with basso continuo, and the seldom-heard Suite in A, BWV 1025, arranged from a lute sonata by Silvius Leopold Weiss.
Ensemble SDG takes its name from the epigraph used by Bach to sign many of his sacred works. Soli Deo gloria (“to God alone the glory”) represents its members' common approach to music and to life and it is with this grounding that they approach their technique, choice of repertoire, and interpretative decisions.