Postcards from Orpheus:

The story of Orpheus, the most famous musician in Heaven and on earth, has been beloved through the ages. Set exquisitely by composers of many styles and origins, Anima conveys Orpheus' song through the voices of French and Italian composers including Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Luigi Rossi.

March 9 2014 3:00 pm
Baroque Sundays at Three


Staller Center Recital Hall
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5475




January 31 2013 1:15 pm Midtown Concerts

SAINT PETER'S CHURCH
Lexington Avenue at 54th Street
New York, NY
FREE - no tickets are necessary
Midtown Concerts


POSTPONED DUE TO STORM
February 10 2013 3:00 pm
Baroque Sundays at Three


Staller Center Recital Hall
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5475








Postcards from Orpheus


Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd 2012 Sunday Concert Series

Good Shepherd Chapel
543 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY
No admission charge, donations accepted for food pantry
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Il palazzo incantato
Music of the Barberini Family in Rome

The Barberini family, led by Pope Urban VIII, made a huge impact on the cultural life of 17th century Rome. The effects of their patronage are still visible today, such as in beautiful art works by Bernini. Anima will explore the private music they enjoyed by some of their favorite composers, including Mazzocchi, Rossi, Leoni, and Landi.

Wednesday September 14 2011 at 1:15 pm

Midtown Concerts
Immanuel Lutheran Church
122 East 88th Street at Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Concerts last approximately 30 minutes

Admission: Free
No tickets or reservations required.







Love's Labyrinth: Music of the Spanish Baroque

Anima will explore the various entanglements that Cupid, or Love, causes for us poor mortals, via the rich, rhythmically complex and evocative music of the Spanish Baroque. Including tonos humanos by Hidalgo, Serqueira and Durón and instrumental dances by Santiago de Murcia. We will also visit the enigmatic canons written by Juan del Vado, tutor to Carlos II, and offer some solutions. Featuring Beth Anne Hatton, soprano, Vita Wallace, Baroque violin, Motomi Igarashi, treble and bass violas da gamba, and Christa Patton, harp.

Wednesday September 8 2010 at 1:15 pm

Midtown Concerts
Immanuel Lutheran Church
122 East 88th Street at Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Concerts last approximately 30 minutes

Admission: Free
No tickets or reservations required.











Love's Labyrinth: Music of the Spanish Baroque


Thursday July 22 2010 at 8 pm
Christ Church Cobble Hill

320 Clinton St at Kane St
Brooklyn NY 112131

Nearest subway: F, G to Bergen St/2,3,4,5,R to Borough Hall/ A, C, F to Jay St-Borough Hall.

Tickets svailable at Brownpapertickets.com (800) 838-3006
$18 individual event tickets or
$10 children under 12 years old

More info at VPROpera.org











Announcing the preview performance of our new all-Spanish program!

Including puzzle canons by Juan del Vado, tonos humanos by Juan Hidalgo, Sebastian Durón, José Marín, and José de Torres, instrumental works by Santiago de Murcia, and more.

Love's Labyrinth: Music of the Spanish Baroque

Wednesday May 26 2010 at 8 pm
Middle Collegiate Church
50 East 7th Street (entrance on Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

$10 donation requested


Anima
Beth Anne Hatton, soprano
Vita Wallace, Baroque violin
Motomi Igarashi, treble and bass violas da gamba
Christa Patton, harp











Baroque Sundays at Three presents “ANIMA: Roman Indulgences”

In the early to middle 17th century the powerful Barberini family dominated not only the political climate of Rome but the cultural climate as well. The Barberinis spent much of their fortune on musical and theatrical entertainments, employing many of Italy’s greatest singers, composers, artists, poets and thinkers in the Capella Giulia at Saint Peter’s and at palaces belonging to the family. Pope Urban VIII and his nephews Francesco, Taddeo and Antonio Barberini surrounded themselves with illustrious thinkers, artists, musicians and poets. With their penchant for opera and chamber music, the extended papal family mounted lavish theatrical productions, outdoor pageants, and sponsored private music. Our program will evoke the spirit of the Barberini era by exploring works of some of their favorite musicians, including Stefano Landi and Girolamo Frescobaldi. The Barberinis also influenced courts throughout Europe and ultimately the musical results of their patronage found an outpost among the French Aristocracy. Join us for this afternoon of eye-opening passionate music from Italy and France.

MUSIC at Stony Brook
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Staller Center Recital Hall, 3:00 PM -- FREE
Stony Brook University

Our concert will be part of Early Music Day
Sunday, February 21, 2010, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All are invited to see, hear, and touch early instruments, including the harpsichord, Baroque violin, cello, guitar, theorbo, cornetto, recorder, and fortepiano. Each classroom in the Music Building of the Staller Center will feature a different instrument or style, and Arthur Haas and members of his harpsichord studio will be giving an informal harpsichord performance. Come and get the insider’s view of early music and then hear a superb Baroque concert in the Staller Center Recital Hall at 3:00 pm. All events are free and do not require tickets.

www.stonybrook.edu/music







There will be 3 opportunities in September 2009 to see us in concert:

From the Vatican to Versailles
Music of the Barberinis

Following the coronation of Matteo Barberini as Pope Urban VIII in 1623, the arts in Rome flourished and spread throughout Europe. The Pope and his nephews surrounded themselves with illustrious thinkers, artists, musicians and poets. We will evoke the spirit of the era with works by some of their favorite composers.

Anima
Beth Anne Hatton, soprano
Vita Wallace, Baroque violin
Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba and lirone
Christa Patton, harp


Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm
Historical Huguenot Society
Music on the Street

French Church
Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY
admission $15, $12 for Friends of Huguenot Street
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or call (845) 255-1660 or 1889


Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 2:30 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd
2009 Sunday Concert Series

Good Shepherd Chapel
543 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY
No admission charge, donations accepted for food pantry
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm
Midtown Concerts
2009 Sunday Concert Series

St. Bartholomew’s Church
Park Avenue at 51st Street, New York, NY
Free admission
Concert will last approximately 35 minutes












Alla Romana

Anima
Beth Anne Hatton, soprano
Vita Wallace, Baroque violin
Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba and lirone
Christa Patton, harp

Come hear Anima ‘Roman style’ at the Stone, a downtown club devoted to eclectic and interesting music. We will feature instrumental pieces and cantatas by Roman composers accompanied by harp, lirone, gamba and violin.
Works by Marco Marazzoli, Luigi Rossi, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Stefano Landi, and others.

Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 8 pm

The Stone

THE STONE is located at the corner of Avenue C and East 2nd Street
in lower Manhattan
www.thestonenyc.com
Admission $10.




A Cabinet of Wonders presents a collection of musical curiosities we have selected according to principles used by Rembrandt to create his Kunst Caemer, or Art Room. This type of collection was not uncommon among learned gentlemen of the time. To get an idea of what they were like, you can visit the Metropolitan Museum's virtual Kunstkammer, which has a great essay and many wonderful objects.


A Cabinet of Wonders
Music inspired by Rembrandt's Kunst Caemer


Anima
Beth Anne Hatton, soprano
Vita Wallace, Baroque violin
Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba and lirone
Christa Patton, harp

We will feature the lirone in this edition of our Cabinet of Wonders. Music by Schop, Michi, Purcell, Walther, and Hidalgo.

Saturday, September 27 at 4 pm
Early Music/Early Season 2008
presented by Gotham Early Music Scene
The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street

GEMS presents the second annual showcase of New York's finest early music ensembles at the beautiful new concert hall, The Times Center, designed by Renzo Piano, located on 41st Street just east of 8th Avenue. Also appearing on the concert with Anima will be the Dodd String Quartet, and and East of the River.

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Mezzo-soprano Hayden DeWitt will join us for some fabulous duets on Roosevelt Island

Sunday, August 17 at 2:30 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd 2008 Sunday Concert Series
No admission charge, donations accepted for food pantry

Good Shepherd Chapel
543 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY
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