La Fiocco Period Instrument Ensemble - About Us
In August 2006 harpsichordist and recorder player Lewis R. Baratz invited period instrument enthusiasts residing in the Delaware River Valley area to play solo and trio sonatas at local events, including an early music showcase concert at the Grounds for Sculpture, in Hamilton, New Jersey, as part of the annual event of the Delaware Valley Guild for Early Music. Many musicians participated in these informal concerts and in reading sessions, which explored music of the 17th and 18th centuries.
La Fiocco is now a professional early music organization that performs vocal and instrumental music of the baroque and early classic eras. A non-profit charitable 501(3)(c) organization incorporated under the Laws of the Commonweath of Pennsylvania, La Fiocco presents three series concerts a year and performs at other venues in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Musicians who have recently performed or are schedule to perform with La Fiocco include Antonio Arosemena, recorder and baroque bassoon, Michelle Cosgrove, Rebecca Stuhr, and Jill Crawford, baroque flute; Edmond Chan, Rachel Evans, Marc Levine, Jonathan Goya, Agnes Simkens, baroque violin; Warren Hansen and Elizabeth Weinfield, baroque viola; Eva Kuhn and Benjamin Wolff, baroque cello; Lynn Fergusson, viola da gamba and baroque cello; Amy Warren, viola da gamba; Hank Heijink. Daniel Boring, RIchard Kolb, and David Walker, theorbo and baroque guitar, David Clark Little, Kelly Savage, and Benjamin Berman, harpsichord; and Diana Whitener, soprano; Joseph Hill and Nicholas Tamagna, countertenors, Artistic director Lewis R. Baratz, performs on recorder, harpsichord, virginal, and English classical square piano.
La Fiocco has performed at churches, historic houses, and other venues in New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Recent concerts include J S. Bach, Concertos for One and Two Harpsichords; Music of the English Restoration through the Age of William and Mary; Music o 17th-century Italy, and French salon music of the early 18th century. Please visit our Recent Programs section (About Us --> Recent Programs) for more information.
As a new organization, we rely on the support of private and business contributors to fulfill our mission. Please visit our Donate page to learn how to make a tax deductible contribution to enable us to keep our ticket prices accessible to the general public. Ticket sales currently cover about a third of our expenses.