Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra performs baroque music on baroque instruments with a repertoire that ranges from staged opera to chamber music. The group performs all orchestral repertoire without a conductor, as was the practice when this music was new. Led by directors Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone with concertmaster Emlyn Ngai, the ensemble is the only American baroque music group to record for the prestigious British label Chandos. Over the course of its 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons, the ensemble presented Tragédie et Comédie, a Center-funded concert series of French baroque orchestral music played on period-specific instruments. In 2016, Tempesta received a Center grant to present Telemann 360º, a two-part concert program combined with a live talk show hosted by Live from Lincoln Center's Fred Child, and an accompanying studio recording that will offer a fresh perspective on the artistic legacy of baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann.
- Questions of PracticeQuestions of Practice: Visiting Scholar Kristy Edmunds on the Role of Audiences in Preserving Performance
During a recent conversation at the Center, our visiting scholar Kristy Edmunds and Philip Bither, Senior Curator at the Walker Art Center, discussed the role audiences play in conserving performance works—what Edmunds describes as "art forms which we can't collect, and preserve, or own."question-of-practice-contentquestions-of-practice-visiting-scholar-kristy-edmunds-on-the-role-of-audiences-in-preserving-performance
- GRANTS & GRANTEESPablo Batista
Over the course of his 30-year career, percussionist and 2000 Pew Fellow Pablo Batista has performed, recorded, and toured with a range of leading jazz, R&B, Latin, pop, and gospel artists including Bono, George Howard, Alicia Keyes, Gerald Levert, Jeffrey Osborne, Eddie Palmieri, Teddy Pendergrass, Diane Reeves, Grover Washington, Jr., Musiq, Manny Oquendo's Conjunto Libre, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.people-contentpablo-batista