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.