Academy artistic director Jeremy Rhizor plays music of Italian Masters of the Baroque for a live-streamed violin recital from his home. Drawing from well-know composers such as Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli to lesser-know composers such as Carlo Ambrogio Lonati and Nicola Porpora, his program is designed to wrestle with the emotional musical extremes of Baroque Italy. Exciting virtuosic writing is balanced with introspective and tender moments in a program sure to delight both teens and adults.
Jeremy Rhizor is one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the Baroque oratorio repertoire and is the driving force for its revival in the United States. Along with reviving the music of oratorios, Rhizor has reconstructed the format of oratorio performances by retaining the lecture or sermon between musical halves in large-scale two-part oratorios. As the founder and artistic director of the Academy of Sacred Drama, Rhizor built an organization inspired by Baroque academies into an institution that champions the performance and research of sacred drama. Noted for playing “virtuosically but with fluid grace” by The New York Times, Rhizor is a core member of Aureas Voces in Nova Scotia and performs with early music ensembles throughout North America on the violin. He will be the guest concertmaster of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra for a Naxos Records recording in the 2020–2021 season. Rhizor lives in White Plains, NY.
Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
Sonata Violino solo col suo Basso Continuo
Carlo Ambrogio Lonati (1645–1710/15)
edited by Jeremy Rhizor
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Violin Sonata in D minor, RV 15
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 12
Nicola Porpora (1686–1768)