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Sweeter Than Roses: Art Song Through The Ages

Ars Musica Chicago  • September 28, 2018 

St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church • 7:30 pm

Take a musical journey through time with Ars Musica Chicago as we explore the art song from the early Baroque through late Classical eras. Experience the unparalleled beauty and unbridled emotion of works by Peri, Monteverdi, Strozzi, Purcell, Haydn, and others. Rising star soprano Hannah De Priest is joined by Michael Pecak on fortepiano; Ars Musica Chicago’s Artistic Director, Jason J. Moy, on harpsichord; and special guest Deborah Fox of Pegasus Early Music (Rochester, NY) on theorbo and baroque guitar.


Girolamo Kapsberger Toccata 'Arpeggiata'

Jacopo Peri  Tu dormi e 'l dolce sonno

Hernando de Cabezón Doulce memoire


Claudio Monteverdi  Ohimé ch'io cado

Alessandro Piccinini Ciaccona in partite variate

Barbara Strozzi  Tradimento!


Henry Purcell  Sweeter than roses & From rosy bowers 

                            Strike the Viol (arr. for harpsichord & theorbo) 

                            Harpsichord Suite in C Major


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Variations Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman K. 265

W.A. Mozart  Oiseaux, si tous les ans K. 307 

                         Dans un bois solitaire K. 308

                         Ach, ich fühl’s, Pamina’s aria from Die Zauberflöte

Joseph Haydn  Arianna a Naxos, Hob. XXVIb: 2

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Hannah DePriest  soprano

Michael Pecak  fortepiano

Deborah Fox  theorbo & baroque guitar

Jason J. Moy  harpsichord

Event Information

St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church

1424 North Dearborn Parkway

Chicago, Illinois 60610

Admission: $20 suggested donation

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