Empire Viols
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February 5, 8 pm
Second Presbyterian Church
96th St & CPW, NYC
$10 suggested donation
to benefit
the organ restoration fund
Empire Viols
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Martha McGaughey
Carlene Stober
violas da gamba

Arthur Haas
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Second Presbyterian Church
Second Presbyterian Church's
sanctuary provides an intimate and
warm, acoustically excellent setting.
The historic building retains its
austere nineteenth-century Scottish
Empire Viols
Photo: 'Pure retro style' by Nuala
From concerts past, we've gathered some of our most beloved music. The jewels in our collection are cornerstones of the viol repertoire by Marin Marais, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Matthew Locke, and Georg Philipp Telemann. We'll add a few of our signature transcriptions as well: music by Arcangelo Corelli and Béla Bartók.

The players
Martha McGaughey was a founding member of Musical Assembly and guest
with Phantasm, and appears on the Erato and EMI labels. She taught at
Ecole Nationale de Musique (France), Eastman School of Music, Stanford
University, and teaches at Mannes College of Music.

Carlene Stober is a cellist/gambist for Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity and was an
artist with the Manitou Chamber Music Festival. In addition to many
ensembles, she was a guest with Prairie Home Companion and the Utah
Shakespearean Festival, and was featured musician in Theatre for a New
Audience's production of
Pericles. She was principal cellist of the Tucson
Symphony and a member of the Delphi String Quartet.

Arthur Haas, winner of the top prize in the Paris International Harpsichord
Competition, is a member of the Aulos Ensemble and is artistic director of the
Baroque Academy of the Amherst Early Music Festival. His solo CDs include a
recent disc of de La Guerre and Couperin.  He  is professor of harpsichord
and early music at SUNY Stony Brook.

Empire Viols formed in 1994. The core group of two viols and harpsichord
frequently expands to include more viols or other instruments, while
maintaining a focus on the rich duo viol repertoire of the seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries. The 2008-2009 season featured a tour of the
southwestern United States.
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