Tempesta di Mare

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Tempesta di Mare, led by co-directors Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, was founded in 1996 and has a repertoire that ranges from staged opera with full orchestra to chamber music.

In addition to producing its own concert series in Philadelphia, Tempesta has toured from Oregon to Prague and will cap this current season with appearances in Germany at the Göttingen Handel Festival, in Celle, and in Berlin. National broadcasts of performances include NPR’s SymphonyCast, Performance Today, Sunday Baroque and Harmonia.

Concerts are also distributed globally through the European Broadcast Union, whose 100+ members worldwide include the BBC, Radio Norway, Radio France, and Radio Hong Kong. Tempesta di Mare records for the British label Chandos. Its latest CD is Fasch Orchestral Works, an all-premieres disc recorded live in concert. Previous Chandos releases are Flaming Rose, Handel’s German Arias with soprano Julianne Baird, and the world premiere recording of the complete lute concerti of Silvius Leopold Weiss.

Soprano Clara Rottsolk will finish this season in tour to Japan as soloist in Bach’s Matthews Passion with Joshua Rifkin. Flutist and recorder player Gwyn Roberts has been featured recently as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Hesperus.

Lutenist Richard Stone’s recent appearances include Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, Cleveland’s Apollo’s Fire, and numerous solo recitals. Both Roberts and Stone teach at Peabody Conservatory. Cellist Rebecca Humphrey is a founding member of Belladonna Baroque Quartet and performs frequently with Rebel.

Today’s performance is the ensemble’s first in New York City.


Ardo è ver per te d’Amore(ms. Rome (date unknown))

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725)

for soprano, recorder and continuo

Sonata in G Minor Op. 5 No. 7 (arrangement for recorder published London 1702)

Archangelo Corelli (1653–1713)

recorder and continuo
Preludio: Vivace–Corrente: Allegro–Sarabanda: Largo–Giga: Allegro

L’Amante segreto (from Opus 2, published Venice 1651)

Barbara Strozzi (1619–1677)

soprano and continuo

Toccata prima (from Libro I d’intavolatura di Chitarrone, Venice 1604 )

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (c.1580–-1651)

theorbo solo

Sonata ottava (from Sonate Concertate In Stil Moderno, Libro primo, Venice 1621)

Dario Castello (c. 1590–1658)

recorder and cello and continuo

Voglio di vita uscir (ms. Naples c. 1632)

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)

soprano and continuo


Ciaccona (from Sonata in F, Op. 2, No. 12, published Venice 1708)

Benedetto Marcello (1686–1739)

recorder and continuo

Menzognere speranze, HWV 131 (ms. Rome 1707)

George Frideric Handel (1696–1759)

soprano and continuo

Sonata G Major Op. II No. 4 (published Amsterdam 1732)

Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1696–1759)

flute and continuo

All’ombra di sospetto, RV 678 (ms. Dresden (date unknown))

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

soprano, flute and continuo