The senses, the intellect, the heart and the very soul.
Martin Gayford, Author
An authentic and masterful performance of literature from the Baroque period.
Vox Musica opens its thirteenth season on December 21st, 22nd, and 23rd with COZZOLANI: A Vox Christmas, a masterful performance of literature from the Baroque period. At the heart of our program are four stunning and rare musical works written by one the most prominent and prolific cloistered nuns from the seventeenth century, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani. Her passionate and ecstatic music includes solos, duets, trios and double choruses and is accompanied by cello, organ and theorbo. This three-concert project will include performances at Jesuit High School’s Phelan Chapel (Sacramento), St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oakland (Oakland), and our home of Beatnik Studios (Sacramento).
Location: Jesuit High School – Phelan Chapel (O’Donnell Dr, Sacramento, CA, 95864)
Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church (1658 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94602) [DIRECTIONS]
Location: Beatnik Studios (723 S Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811)
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Richard Savino, theorbo, has been a featured performer throughout the US and abroad. His sponsors include the Frick Collection, Cloisters (Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY), Boston Early Music Festival International Series, Tage Alter Musik, Regensburg, London Early Music Network, Shrine To Music Museum, San Francisco/Seattle/ Vancouver/Victoria Early Music Societies, the Portland and Los Angeles Baroque Orchestras, the International Guitar Festival in Gargnano, Italy, the Guitar Foundation of America Festival and the National Guitar Summer Workshop.
He has been Visiting Artistic Director of the Aston Magna Academy and Music Festival, the Connecticut Early Music Festival , and was the Coordinator of Performance Practice at the Monadnock Music Festival in New Hampshire. He is a founding member of the Consortium for Early Guitar Studies at Cambridge University, Professor of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a full Professor at Sacramento State University where he has been the only music professor to receive “outstanding and exceptional” and “best” sabbatical awards. Mr. Savino instructors have included Andres Segovia, Oscar Ghiglia, Eliot Fisk, Albert Fuller and Jerry Willard. He received his Doctorate from SUNY at Stony Brook.
More information can be found at: http://www.richardsavino.net/
Faythe Vollrath, harpsichordist, is actively heard as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal for her “subtly varied tempo and rhythm that sounds like breathing,” her solo performances include venues such as the Berkeley Early Music Fest, Boston Early Music Fest, Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg, VA, and Music Society at the Cathedral Square in Sacramento, CA. Faythe is a strong advocate of new music for the harpsichord, and has been featured on several concerts dedicated to this pursuit including a solo recital at the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, CA. While based in New York, she was featured as a soloist with the Aulos Ensemble in a concert series presenting Bach’s multiple harpsichord concertos.
Faythe competed as a semi-finalist in the 2012 Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, and was the 2009 Betchel award recipient presented by the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society. Her duo, Zweikampf, was a finalist in Early Music America’s inaugural Baroque Performance Competition. Faythe received her doctoral diploma from SUNY-Stony Brook under Arthur Haas, and artist diploma from the U of I Urbana-Champaign under Charlotte Mattax Moersch.
More information can be found at: https://sacramentobaroque.org/faythe-vollrath
Tim Stanley, cellist, is a performing artist and teacher living in the Sacramento area. On Faculty at Sacramento State University’s School of Music, he heads the String Project, a not-for-profit which provides low cost music instruction to Sacramento elementary school children and teacher training for collegiate music students. He is also the Strings teacher at Camillia Waldorf School. In Spring 2019, Timothy will become co-director of the Festival of New American Music, the oldest festival devoted to modern American music in the country.
As a performer, Timothy plays with numerous local symphony and opera orchestras as well as area baroque ensembles. Timothy is a founding member of Citywater, a contemporary chamber music ensemble, Sinfonia Spirituosa, a baroque ensemble, Radiant Friend Kirtan Band, and Cahersiveen, an Irish Folk Ensemble.He is a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelors in music and completed his Masters in Music program at Sacramento State University. His primary teachers were Dr. Andrew Smith and Andy Luchansky. When not performing or teaching cello, Timothy competes in triathlon and marathon events and does Crossfit.
More information can be found at: https://www.csus.edu/music/faculty/stanley.html
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