Hope Across the Centuries
Music exists only in its sounding moment—but that moment can happen again and again, across time and space, even as everything around it changes. This concert focuses on instrumental and vocal music from the Sephardic tradition and seventeenth-century Venice. Pittsburgh-based ensemble Chatham Baroque plays instruments from the Violins of Hope collection in bringing fresh life to music by the Jewish Venetian composer Salamone Rossi, including Psalm-settings for soprano and mezzo-soprano, and sonatas for two violins. Pittsburgh composer David Stock’s musical memorial, Elegy for Emily, rounds out the program. Paul Miller, violin, Elizabeth Gassler, cello, Sarah Nadler, soprano, and Raquel Winnica, mezzo-soprano, join Andrew Fouts, violin, Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba, and Scott Pauley, lute.