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Ars Musica Chicago


"A Baroque Cabinet of Curiosities"

Friday, August 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm

All Saints Episcopal Church

4550 North Hermitage Avenue

Chicago, Illinois

Free Admission

Free-will offering collected at the door

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    The music of Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, and Georg Philipp Telemann headline this diverse program of both beloved and rarely-heard Baroque gems. Enjoy this hour-long program, presented without intermission, in the casual confines of All Saints' Episcopal Church on Chicago's North Side. All Saints' is the city's oldest wood-frame church and a stunningly restored architectural and historical gem of the Ravenswood neighborhood.


    Johann Heinrich Schmelzer  Sonata "Polnische Sackpfeifen"

    George Frideric Handel  Opera Arias from Alcina and Deidamia

    Dietrich Buxtehude  Trio Sonata in C Major, BuxWV 266              

    Johann Sebastian Bach  Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056  

    Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber  Rosary Sonata Nr. 10 "The Crucifixion"    

    Georg Philipp Telemann  Ouverture-Suite in A Minor, TWV 55:a7 

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    Hannah DePriest  soprano

    Susannah Foster  violin

    Kiyoe Matsuura  violin

    Anna Griffis  viola

    Cora Swenson Lee  cello

    Katherine Shuldiner  viola da gamba

    Jason J. Moy  harpsichord

    About the Performers

    Soprano Hannah De Priest is an emerging talent based in Chicago. Recent role credits include Belinda (Dido & Aeneas), Oberto (Alcina), and Ïole (Hercules). She recently returned from the Carmel Bach Festival, where she was a Virginia Adams Best Fellow. This season, she makes her debuts with The Newberry Consort, Madison Bach Musicians, and Kansas City Baroque Consortium, and looks forward to a recital of romantic French songs with her boyfriend, pianist Michael Pecak, this October. For more information, please visit


    Violinist Susannah Foster enjoys a diverse performing career on modern and historical instruments. She is based in Boston, where she performs with such ensembles as the Handel + Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and Les Bostonades, among others. Susannah was concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and has worked with such conductors as Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Jaap Van Sweden, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Michael Tilson Thomas, and John Williams. For more information, please visit


    Originally from Annapolis, Maryland and now based in Boston, violist and violinist Anna Griffis performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the U.S. and abroad. Equally at home on modern and period instruments, and with early and contemporary music, Anna is a co-founder of Trio Speranza, Executive Director and member of the Ludovico Ensemble, and member of the New Bedford Symphony, Albany Symphony, Hartford Symphony, and Grand Harmonie. Anna studied at Lawrence University, the Hartt School, and Boston University. For more information, please visit


    Kiyoe Matsuura is a baroque violinist and violist based in Chicago, and founding member of the MENT Consort, a period quartet that was recently distinguished as a Pegasus Rising Young Artist ensemble. She regularly performs with the Bach and Beethoven Experience, and has taken part in summer festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. Kiyoe earned her Master's degree from DePaul University, where she currently teaches violin in the Community Music Division. 


    Jason J. Moy is the Artistic Director of Ars Musica Chicago, and a founding member and harpsichordist of the award-winning period instrument ensemble Trio Speranza. Jason serves on the faculty of the DePaul University School of Music, where he teaches harpsichord and directs the Baroque Ensemble. He holds degrees in Early Music Performance from McGill University, where his primary teachers and mentors included Hank Knox, Luc Beauséjour, and the late Bruce Haynes. For more information, please visit

    Katherine Shuldiner graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in viola da gamba performance under the tutelage of Catharina Meints. Locally, she performs regularly with Rachel Barton Pine, Mark Shuldiner, and David Walker, and ensembles such as the Bach and Beethoven Experience, VOX3 Collective, and the Newberry Consort. Katherine has taught at the Whitewater and Madison Early Music Festivals, and teaches viol year-round at Nettlehorst Elementary School in Chicago. For more information, please visit

    Cora Swenson Lee is a cellist and baroque cellist presently based in Rochester, NY. Her most influential teachers have been Professor Alan Harris at the Eastman School, Richard Hirschl of the Chicago Symphony, and Marc Johnson of the Vermeer Quartet. Cora holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Boston University College of Fine Arts; she is presently finishing her Doctorate in Cello Performance at the Eastman School of Music. For more information, please visit

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