Friday, May 17 - 7:30 pm
Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall, ISU


Rachel Barton Pine, baroque violin - John Mark Rozendaal, baroque cello - David Schrader, harpsichord
One of our time’s most multifaceted violinists, Rachel Barton Pine was the first American, and youngest performer ever to win the gold medal at the 1992 J. S. Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig. Although renowned for her outstanding performances of virtuoso literature, she brings great scholarship and special energy to music of the baroque. Her colleagues of the Trio Settecento are specialists in the music of that era. The Chicago Tribune has described a performance by the Trio Settecento as “. . . some of the most refreshing, life-enhancing Baroque playing heard in years.”
PROGRAM: “An Italian Sojourn” – 17th and 18th century masters: Castello, Marini, Corelli, Locatelli, and Veracini


Rachel Barton Pine, baroque violin, viola d'amore
John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba, baroque 'cello
David Schrader, harpsichord, positiv organ, fortepiano

Praised by Fanfare for its "wonderful, vital and buoyant performances," Trio Settecento's passionate and authoritative interpretations renew the pleasures of hearing beloved music from the Age of Enlightenment while also revealing the delights of new discoveries. Imagination, vigor, technical polish and historical insight have made the Trio's performances appealing to audiences and critics alike.

Trio Settecento's new album, A German Bouquet, was released by Cedille Records in September 2009. It features a selection of German Baroque era works with popular pieces by Bach and Buxtehude, as well as rarely heard repertoire by Johann Schop, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Georg Muffat, Johann Philipp Krieger, Philipp Heinrich Erlebach and Johann Georg Pisendel. This CD follows the group's highly successful An Italian Sojourn in 2007, which includes baroque sonatas by Castelllo, Stradella, Corelli, Veracini and others. Wrote Gramophone of An Italian Sojourn, "There isn't a piece that doesn't impress. This is as good a collection for a newcomer to the Baroque as it is for those who want to hear these works performed at a high level."

Trio Settecento will continue to explore Europe's regional dialects in baroque music with future albums of music from France and the British Isles. Pine, Rozendaal and Schrader view these albums as "recital discs," presenting on CD the same type of program the Trio would play in concert.

Trio Settecento was formed after Pine, Rozendaal and Schrader came together in 1996 to record the complete violin sonatas of George Frederick Handel. The Trio's 2009-2010 season includes appearances at Columbia University in New York City, the University of Vermont in Burlington and the Chicago Early Music Festival. The Trio made its New York City debut at The Frick Collection in August, 2006, which was recorded for broadcast on WNYC. The Trio has also appeared at the Boston Early Music Festival and the Music Institute of Chicago's Baroque Chamber Music Festival, as well as other performances around the U.S.

All three members of Trio Settecento are dedicated pedagogues. They frequently give workshops and master classes at community music schools and universities and lead pre-concert discussions before their performances.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Outreach events are also supported by a grant from Target.


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