ACRONYM

ACRONYM

ACRONYM, an “outstanding young early-music string ensemble” (The New Yorker), is dedicated to giving modern premieres of the wild instrumental music of the seventeenth century. Formed in 2012, the band has released six critically acclaimed recordings—including discs devoted to composers Johann Pezel, Antonio Bertali, Giovanni Valentini, and Johann Rosenmüller—and they anticipate three new releases (the music of Samuel Capricornus, H.I.F. von Biber, and Christoph Graupner) in the 2017-2018 season. ACRONYM’s performances have been praised for their “consummate style, grace, and unity of spirit” (The New York Times), and recent and upcoming engagements include the National Cathedral (DC), Music Before 1800 (NYC), Academy of Early Music (Ann Arbor), Tropical Baroque Festival (Miami), Cathedral Concerts (Richmond), Electric Earth (Jaffrey, NH), and the Mawahie Performing Arts Center (Great Barrington, MA), as well as academic residencies throughout the country.  www.acronymensemble.com

INSTRUMENTALISTS
BETH WENSTROM | violin
EDWIN HUIZINGA | violin
JOHANNA NOVOM | viola
KARINA SCHMITZ | viola
KIVIE CAHN-LIPMAN | viola da gambe and lirone
LOREN LUDWIG | viola da gamba
DOUG BALLIETT | violone
SIMON MARTYN-ELLIS | theorbo
ELLIOT FIGG | keyboard


 

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

DARK HORSE CONSORT

DARK HORSE CONSORT

 

Dark Horse Consort is dedicated to unearthing the 16th and 17th century repertoire for period brass instruments. Inspired by the bronze horse statues in Venice’s famed St. Mark’s Basilica, the ensemble attempts to recreate the glorious sounds of composers such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz. Dark Horse often expands to include vocalists and strings, recreating the rapturous kaleidoscope that was the sound of the early 17th century instrumental ensemble.
 

INSTRUMENTALISTS
Greg Ingles
Alexandra Opsahl
Mack Ramsey
Erik Schmalz
Kiri Tollaksen

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE

METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE

Metropolis Ensemble is a dynamically evolving 21st Century Orchestra. Dedicated to creating a future for classical music that is of and for the time we live in, Metropolis Ensemble’s driving force is its founder and artistic director, Andrew Cyr, a Grammy Award-nominated orchestra conductor.

Metropolis Ensemble has won national and international recognition for its three studio recordings, including winning Canada’s prestigious Juno Award for Best Classical Composition in 2013 for Vivian Fung’s Violin Concerto (Kristin Lee, solo violin). In 2010, Metropolis Ensemble received its first Classical Nomination Grammy Award for Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto, with soloist Avi Avital. And in 2014, producer David Frost received a Classical Producer of the Year Grammy Award for work that included Metropolis Ensemble’s recording of the music of Brooklyn-based composer Timo Andres, recorded at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall and released on Nonesuch Records.

Metropolis Ensemble is also equally dedicated to making a difference in its local community via its education program for underserved children called Youth Works. The program reaches over 400 middle school students across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx through innovative partnerships with organizations such as the Young Composers & Improviser’s Workshop, TEAK, and ComposerCraft to teach music composition and perform student works.

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

THE SEBASTIANS

THE SEBASTIANS

 

The Sebastians (www.sebastians.org) are a dynamic and vital musical ensemble specializing in music of the baroque and classical eras. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today). I Care If You Listen praised the ensemble’s “beautifully-nuanced playing and thoughtful expressivity” in their début album, calling the recording a “technical and timbral tour-de-force.” This season, in addition to performances in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Seattle, the Sebastians present a year-long celebration of their namesake, J. S. Bach, in New York City, featuring Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti; Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with a newly-commissioned companion work by Tawnie Olson; Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin as an installation piece; a program exploring the Musical Offering; and a spectacular production of Bach’s St. Passion in collaboration with TENET.

INSTRUMENTALISTS
Nathaniel Chase
Immanuel Davis
Nicholas DiEugenio
Chloe Fedor
Jeffrey Grossman
Nate Helgeson
Priscilla Herreid
Shirley Hunt
Daniel Lee
Francis Liu
Kyle Miller
Meg Owens
David Ross
Edson Scheid
Ezra Seltzer
Jessica Troy
Beth Wenstrom


Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.