New Ensemble: Leonarda’s Circle

Friday, October 20, 2017

New Ensemble: Leonarda’s Circle

Linda Melsted, violin; Carla Moore, violin
Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba/cello
Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord

North America's newest early music ensemble, Leonarda's Circle – Carla Moore and Linda Melsted, baroque violins, Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba/violoncello, and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord – will perform the dazzling and sensuous music of 17th c. Italy and Germany, featuring works by Uccellini, Marini, Buxtehude, Schmelzer, and the incomparable Isabella Leonarda.

In this performance, renowned concert masters Linda Melsted (Seattle Baroque Orchestra) and Carla Moore (Portland Baroque Orchestra and Philharmonia Baroque, San Francisco), join forces with Portland Baroque cellist and viola da gambist Joanna Blendulf and Seattle Symphony harpsichordist Jillon S. Dupree, in their first west coast tour as the new ensemble, Leonarda’s Circle. They’ll delight listeners with virtuosic music by Isabella Leonarda (after whom the ensemble is named), Biagio Marini, Marco Uccellini, Andrea Falconieri, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Schmelzer and other masters of this Stylus Fantasticus.