Boston Early Music Festival performance of John Frederick Lampe’s The Dragon of Wantley (1736) at FIU

Dear Friends of Early Music at FIU,

We would like to invite you to the spectacular Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) performance of John Frederick Lampe’s The Dragon of Wantley (1736) at FIU’s Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Concert Hall on Thursday, November 30 at 8:00 pm. Attendees who donate $100 or more will be invited to BEMF’s pre-concert reception from 6:30 – 7:30 pm where they will enjoy mingling with the artists. At 7:30 pm they will be invited inside the venue for a 15-minute conversation with artists and BEMF administrators regarding the performance they will be experiencing.

I hope to see you all there for this very special event,

David Dolata, Ph.D.
Professor of Musicology

St. Pete Baroque “Lifting Unheard Baroque Voices”

Sunday September 10, 2 pm. Palladium Theater St. Petersburg, 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA (727) 822-3590

This notification is for our friends and alumni on the west side. I will be joining St. Pete Baroque on theorbo at the Palladium in St. Petersburg for a concert of baroque music that features the the exquisite viola d’amore, a rarely heard instrument whose intoxicating tone will linger in your memory long after the concert concludes. For more information and details, see below.

David Dolata

Join St Pete Baroque for the opening concert of their 3rd season, “Lifting Unheard Baroque Voices”. Experience the magic and learn the stories of four rarely heard women composers. There will also be a premier of a recently discovered piece for the viola d’amore that has not been played in over 350 years. Additionally, there will be gems by Monteverdi, Abel, and Cazzati. The other unheard voices on this program are the rarely-heard instruments themselves!

Hear the powerful and richly dynamic voice of soprano Hein Jung; the 14-stringed viola d’amore, played by Artistic Director Dan Urbanowicz; baroque violin, played by Sarah Shellman; viola da gamba, played by Guest Artist Sarah Biber from Colorado; theorbo, by Guest Artist David Dolata from Miami; and the harpsichord, by Guest Artist Webb Wiggins from Fort Lauderdale. Join us after the show for a free reception in the lobby.