Feb 10: Ensemble Sonaris

Le Ray au Soleil (The Ray of Sunlight)

Monday, February 10, 2020, 7:00 pm

  • Colgate University Chapel House, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346
  • Slide shows and refreshments at 6:15pm and following the performance
  • Free admission
  • Approximately 75 minutes, no intermission


Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Wayne Hankin, historical woodwinds
Michael Leopold, lute
Ruth Berry, ‘cello
Projected images by Dan Chien, landscape photographer


O choruscan stellarumHildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Le Ray au SoleilJohannes Ciconia (c. 1370-1412)
Kemp’s JigAnon. (15th c)
Les Fleurs, op 4, 1731—La Rose, -Les Pensées Philibert Delavigne (c. 1700–1750)
Sweeter than RosesHenry Purcell (1659-1695)
An Evening HymnHenry Purcell
Toccata ArpeggiataJohannes Hieronymous Kapsberger (1580-1651)
Torna, deh TornaGiulio Caccini (1551-1618)
Si dolce è’l tormentoClaudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Sonata in gGiovanni Paolo Cima (c.1570-1622)
L’eraclito amorosoBarbara Strozzi (1619-1677)
Laudate DominumClaudio Monteverdi
Stella SplendensAnon. (4th c)
O frondens virgaHildegard von Bingen

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Aug 6: Fenimore String Quartet

Cherry Valley Star Theatre: Artworks Concert Series

  • August 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
  • Star Theater, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley, NY
  • Admission: $20 general public, $15 Artworks Members, $8 Glimmerglass Festival Members, free for patrons under 18

The Fenimore String Quartet

  • Ruotao Mao, violin
  • Jennifer Reuning Myers, violin
  • Dee Dee Fancher, viola
  • Ruth Berry, cello

The Fenimore Quartet blends the experience of seasoned chamber players with the richness of long friendships to create a perfect backdrop for the exciting musical collaborations which are fast becoming an eagerly awaited summer treat at the Cherry Valley New York Artworks Concert Series and the surrounding area communities in beautiful upstate New York.

Guest Artist

  • Michael Leopold, theorbo and baroque guitar

Program – Music of Smetana, Gershwin, and Early Baroque Masters

Sinfonia No. 8 G. Girolamo Kapsperger (1580-1651)

Canzon Seconda Sopra Romanesca

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Fantasia (In G)

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Canzon a 4 La Zaneta

Giovanni Battista Riccio (?1570 – ?)

Passacalle Andrea Falconieri (1585– 1656)
String Quartet No. 1 in e minor ("From My Life")
I. Allegro vivo appassionato
II. Allegro moderato alla polka
III. Largo sostenuto
IV. Vivace
Bedrich Smetana (1824 -1884)

By George!

George Gershwin/arr.Michael Braz (1898-1937)

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2015 Fenimore String Quartet
Ruotao Mao, Jennifer Myers, Violins: Dee Dee Fancher, Viola; Ruth Berry, Cello

Michael Leopold