Projects


Titans Rising” Concert Series for Early Music
Artistic Director and Soprano

Since 2014 Sarah has directed and performed in numerous projects for the “Titans Rising” Concert Series in Berlin, Germany. These ensemble projects focus on vocal repertoire for 2-6 voices in the 17th century and earlier. Some of the concerts she has programmed and performed include Giacomo Carissimi’s oratorios “Jephte” (2014) and “Judicium Salomonis” (2016), “Il pastor fido” madrigals for 5 voices and continuo (2015), “Daring sacred music in post-Reformation Rome” (2015), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (2014), “A House concert at Marco Maria Andresi’s in Milan, 1604” (2016) and “Renaissance Madrigals for Broken Consort and Voices” (2016).

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    pastor fido group

 


 

Arianna: A Portrait – Solo baroque monody with theorbo

Claudio Monteverdi composed an opera (L’Arianna, 1608) on the story of Ariadne, who was abandoned by Thesues on the island of Naxos, but excepting one aria, the opera in its entirety is lost. The “Lamento d’Arianna” was so wildly popular across Europe that his “hit single,” the lament from the opera, was found in almost every musical household. Fortunate for us, because we have this gem of monody to enjoy 400 years later. Constructed around this lament, this recital draws on Monteverdi’s monody and other composers of his time to paint Ariadne’s story in 4 scenes.

Angelica Kauffmann, 1774         Herbert James Draper, 1905         Niccolo Bambini

 


 

A Midsummernight’s Dream Simmons-Hermia and Lysander

This solo program portraying different characters from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummernight’s Dream” features English music from the 16th and 17th centuries. Charming music by Purcell, Dowland and others for soprano, recorder, viola da gamba and cembalo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Duo Romerico – Songs with classical guitar

This duo with classical guitarist Philipp Niedrich explores the entire gamut of song, from the early Spanish vihuela songs to modern composers. Their various programs present different styles: Renaissance dance rhythms, Spanish flavor, folk song arrangements, and German Lieder.

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Other projects include singing as a soloist for oratorio and concert projects with choirs, as well as performing Lieder with pianists Kelsey Walsh, Sami Väänänen and Susan Wang, among others. Interested in musical collaboration? Please visit the Contact page.