Resident Recitals concert goes for baroque

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Henry Plotkin performs a violin piece at the April 2018 Resident Recitals of Riderwood concert. Plotkin will also be performing at the baroque themed concert on October 20.

By Ed Vilade
Member, Resident Recitals of Riderwood

Riderwood Chapel will be the site of a program of classical music Saturday, October 20, at 2:30 p.m., presented by Resident Recitals of Riderwood. Tickets will be available at all
clubhouses on October 8 and 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The concert is free, but contributions will be appreciated.

“This concert will bring to Riderwood early classical music from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, all performed by your fellow residents,” said Chair Paul Forbes.

Leading off the concert will be the debut of the Village Early Music Ensemble, a group recently formed by Marketa and David Ebert. The Ensemble will present four vocal and two instrumental madrigals dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Ensemble combines recorders (precursor to such instruments as flute and clarinet) with four-part vocals to sing madrigals, which were popular among nobles and the upper classes during that period in Italy and England.

Next, the flute-piano duo of Cidney Roth and Elizabeth White will present two movements from a sonata by Giovanni Platti.

After this, bass-baritone George Hunter will sing “Amarilli, mia bella” by Giulio Caccini; and two songs by Henry Purcell, “If music be the food of love” and “I’ll sail upon the Dog Star.” He will be accompanied by Elizabeth White.

Teddi Kaplan will then take the piano to play three movements of the Bach Partita in B-flat. This will be followed by Henry Plotkin on violin and Elizabeth White on piano, performing two movements of a Handel violin sonata.

Baritone Paul Forbes will then sing “Tu lo sai” by Giuseppe Torelli and “Vittoria, mio core” by Giacomo Carissimi. Elizabeth White will provide accompaniment, and then solo on the piano with a gavotte by Jean-Philippe Rameau.

The trio of George Cohen (flute) Henry Plotkin (violin) and Elizabeth White (piano) will complete the program with two movements of a J.S. Bach trio sonata.

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