Duke Performances

Jupiter Ensemble

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 7:30 pm

First Presbyterian Church


The Jupiter Ensemble is the brainchild of the young lutenist and artistic director Thomas Dunford, who, in 2018, invited musicians and soloists he had met during his many years of touring the world to join him in a new early music ensemble. Together, the Jupiter Ensemble is keeping period practice alive – and every musician in the line-up is a soloist in their own regard.

In Durham, they present a portrait of Vivaldi, a staple composer of the Baroque period and one they spent time with in 2019, when they released a multi-award-winning dedicated Vivaldi recording on Alpha Classics. Lute concertos with Thomas Dunford will form the backbone of their US tour program, accompanied by a cello concerto led by Bruno Philippe, one of France’s most promising young soloists. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the next generation of early music specialists in action.

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Musicians & Program

MUSICIANS:

Thomas Dunford, Artistic Director and Lute
Lea Desandre, Mezzo-Soprano
Louise Ayrton, Violin
Augusta McKay Lodge, Violin
Manami Mizumoto, Viola
Bruno Philippe, Cello
Douglas Balliett, Double Bass
Elliott Figg, Harpsichord and Organ

PROGRAM: 

All Vivaldi:

Vedro con mio diletto” from Il Giustino, RV 717
“Armatae face et anguibus” from Juditha triumphans, RV 644
Lute concerto in C Major, RV 82
“Cum dederit” from Nisi Dominus, RV 608
“Veni, veni me sequere fida” from Juditha triumphans, RV 644
Lute concerto in D Major, RV 93
“Gelido in ogni vena” from Il Farnace, RV 711
“Gelosia, tu già rendi l’alma mia” from Ottone in Villa, RV 729
Cello concerto in g minor, RV 416
“Onde chiare che sussurrate” from Ercole su’l Termodonte, RV 710
“Scenderò, volerò, griderò” from Ercole su’l Termondonte, RV 710



Lea Desandre sings Pallavicino: L'Antiope: "Sdegni, furori barbari"

Vivaldi | Juditha triumphans RV 644

VIVALDI: Mentre Dormi (L'Olimpiade) Da Capo - Lea Desandre & Ensemble Jupiter


"The overwhelming impression left by this mixed Vivaldi programme is of chamber music delightedly shared among friends..."

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