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THE FOUR NATIONS ENSEMBLE HUDSON RIVER HARVEST CONCERTS

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September 11, 2019 12:59 pm

THE FOUR NATIONS ENSEMBLE

Andrew Appel, director

FOREIGN ACCENTS

PASCALE BEAUDIN, SOPRANO

THE FOUR NATIONS ENSEMBLE

HUDSON RIVER HARVEST CONCERTS

CONCERT ONE

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 AT 3:30 p.m.

HOME OF BRIAN AND LINDSAY SHEA

LIVINGSTON, NEW YORK

Pascale Beaudin singing Pergolesi with the Four Nations Ensemble

In a recital program Ms. Beaudin explores delightful cantatas and arias by composers who set texts in unfamiliar foreign languages. Joined by the full Ensemble she moves from the jocular to the sensual to the tragic.

She sang with an almost Piaf-esque fervor and a lively stage mien that made her almost as much fun to watch as to hear. The singer feelingly evoked Orpheus’s desperation in the cantata’s captivating recitatives and arias. Deepening the appeal was her variety of techniques and tones. With liquid melismas and easy switches between vibrato and smooth tone, she was always animated, living the music rather than just singing it.

Foreign Accents

Pascale Beaudin, soprano

Guest artists:

Chatham Baroque

Andrew Fouts, violin

Patricia Halverson, gamba and violone

Scott Pauley, lute

The Four Nations Ensemble

Charles Brink, flute

Olivier Brault, violin

Kyle Miller, viola

Loretta O’Sullivan, cello

Andrew Appel, harpsichord

THE PROGRAM

Sonata for 2 violins and continuo on Scot Tunes F. Geminiani

No se emendará jamás for soprano & guitar G. F. Handel

Sonata for harpsichord D. Scarlatti

La Morte di Lucrezia M. P. de Monteclair

Non sa che sia dolore BWV 209 J. S. Bach

HUDSON RIVER HARVEST CONCERTS

Three concerts in great homes and barns in the Hudson Valley