Canzonare "teases" the musical palate with little-known offerings
from the historical performance repertoire.
The members met while being coached as a graduate chamber ensemble in Boston University's Historical Performance program by Martin Pearlman and discovered a depth of shared musical interest as they continued their mentorship with Peter Sykes. Their programs have being lauded for their "taste and ingenuity" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), their playing as "seamless" (American Recorder) and "interplay... hard to resist" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), and their concerts "animated" by "sheer warmth and creative spirit" (Boston Musical Intelligencer) and "stimulating [of] the palate and the conversation" (American Recorder).
The ensemble is available for concerts, workshops, and residencies
Soprano Sarah Bellott has appeared as a soloist with La Donna Musicale and Boston University Baroque Orchestra. She has also frequently been a soloist in cantatas at the First Lutheran Church of Boston. Her recent recitals include an evening of French airs de cour with lutenist Catherine Liddell and gambist Laura Jeppesen, as well as the Monteverdi Vespers with the Sounds of Stow Festival Chorus. She has also performed with Exultemus, the Copley Singers, and Marsh Chapel. Her primary studies are with Sharon Daniels at Boston University. She has also coached with Martin Pearlman, Peter Sykes, Catherine Liddell, Stephen Stubbs and Gillian Keith. www.sarahbellott.com
Kateri Chambers is currently researching her dissertation regarding the evolution of French agrémens from the air de cour repertory at Boston University while studying traverso and classical flute with Christopher Krueger. She can be heard with local groups including Boston University Baroque Orchestra, Harvard University Baroque Chamber Orchestra, and Harvard Early Music Society (Boston Musical Intelligencer Review dubbed her a "skilled and sensitive player"). Previously, she studied with Dr. Stephen Preston at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MMus 2007) and Colin St. Martin at Peabody Conservatory (BM 2006) where she was heard performing with many of their Early Music ensembles. While in Baltimore she performed regularly with her traditional Irish music ensemble Ash & Rowan and with her own early music ensembles (Ensemble Chaeron and Flûtes Caquets). Kateri is also known for her talents as an actor and dancer-skills that augment her performances. www.katerichambers.com
Dylan Sauerwald is quickly becoming known as a distinctive continuo player, soloist and music director across the US and Canada. As a member of Ensemble la Félicité, he won the first place title in chamber music at the Concours de Musique du Canada 2009 and was a finalist at the Montreal Baroque CBC Galaxie chamber music competition 2007. Dylan has a special interest in baroque opera; he is founding co-director of Helios Early Opera, a project devoted to reviving seldom-performed baroque operas with innovative modern stagings. Dylan has been music director and harpsichordist for Helios' critically acclaimed productions of Cavalli's Artemisia, Charpentier's David et Jonathas and Telemann's Pimpinone. He has also directed Boismortier's Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse with Ensemble la Félicité and serves as repetiteur for Tafelmusik's summer opera institute with Opera Atelier. He can be heard regularly playing with the Cambridge Concentus, Emmanuel Music, and Sonnambula. He holds a BMus in early keyboard performance from McGill University and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Boston University. www.dylansauerwald.com