American Public Media's Performance Today to broadcast pieces from selected EMA member concerts June 13-17, 2011

10 Jun 2011

[SEATTLE, WA]-Performance Today, American Public Media's nationally syndicated classical music radio program, will broadcast pieces from selected EMA member concerts the week of June 13-17, 2011, in honor of EMA's 25th Anniversary. A complete schedule is featured below. The pieces will be broadcast during the second hour of each show. Visit Performance Today for station listings and times.

The 2010-2011 season marks the 25th Anniversary of Early Music America (EMA), the North American service organization for the field of early music. In honor of EMA’s 25th Anniversary over 100 concerts in 25 different states and provinces were performed during the 2010-2011 season by individual and organizational members of EMA in an effort to raise awareness of the widespread and vibrant activity in early music in North America.

EMA Executive Director Maria Coldwell comments, “Over the last 25 years, early music in North America has become widely accepted as part of the classical music mainstream. From coast to coast, early music is being performed by professionals of the highest caliber. EMA is extremely honored to support the music-making of our members, and we are grateful for their recognition of EMA’s 25th anniversary. That Performance Today will make several of our members’ special concerts available to an even broader listening audience is just wonderful. We believe American Public Media’s interest in broadcasting these performances is a testament to the quality and vibrancy of today’s early music performances."

Performance Today, broadcast on some 260 public radio stations across the country and heard by 1.3 million listeners each week, shares the vitality of classical music-making by connecting its audience to great recent performances, buzzworthy stories, and unforgettable people. It is the most listened-to classical music program in the country.


Monday, June 13th, 2011
Telemann: Quartet No. 5 in A Major, TWV 43:A3 – V. Pas vite
Telemann: Quartet No. 3 in G Major, TWV 43:G4 – VII. Lentement - Vite

Stephen Schultz, baroque flute; Andrew Fouts, baroque violin;
Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba; Andrew Appel, harpsichord
Chatham Baroque (Fouts and Halverson are regular members)
Renaissance and Baroque
Synod Hall, St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA
April 9, 2011

Ben Hardt: Avalanche (encore)
Chatham Baroque
With Danny Mallon, percussion; Julie Andrijeski, baroque violin;
Synod Hall, St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA
September 25, 2010

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Boccherini: Symphony in d minor, Op. 12, No. 4, G. 506 "La Casa del Diavolo"
Mercury Baroque
Antoine Plante, conductor
Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, Houston, TX
April 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Anonymous: Las Huelgas Codex: Benedicamus domino
Anonymous 4
Performance Today Perfchat
St. Bernard's Church, St. Paul, MN
April 29, 2010

Anonymous: La Manfredina/Rotto/Trotto
Folger Consort
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
March 11, 2011

Juan del Encina: Hoy comamos y bebamos
Rose Ensemble
Jordan Sramek, founder/artistic director
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor, MI
April 2, 2011

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 (Vespro della Beata Vergine)
Magnificat anima mea ---> End
Apollo's Fire; Apollo’s Singers, & vocal soloists
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights, OH
October 9, 2010

Friday, June 17th, 2011
Anonymous (early 17th century): Pavana e Gagliarda Ferrarese
The Newberry Violin Band
Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
April 10, 2011

Giuseppe Torelli: Sinfonia in D Major (G. 9) for trumpet, strings, and continuo
IV. Allegro

Kris Kwapis, baroque trumpet
Seattle Baroque Orchestra
Ingrid Matthews, music director
Great Hall, Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA
April 23, 2011

(published by Gasparo Zanetti): Courtly Entertainment IV
Piffaro & King's Noyse
Sts. Andrew & Matthew Church; Wilmington, DE
March 13, 2011

About Early Music America
Early Music America serves and strengthens the early music community in North America and raises public awareness of early music. EMA was founded in 1985 and provides its 3,000 members with publications, advocacy, and technical support. EMA publishes the quarterly magazine Early Music America. “Early music” includes western music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, performed on period instruments in historically-informed styles. For more information, contact Early Music America at 206-720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT, or visit our web site at

Patrick Nugent, Publicity Director
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