Sequentia

Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, Director

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Sequentia celebrates its 40th anniversary in March 2017
 
 

Contact

E-mail: info@sequentia.org

Representation
(Europe)

Katja Zimmermann
VCzimmermann@gmx.net

Representation
(exclusive of Europe)

Seth Cooper
Seth Cooper Arts Inc.
4592 Hampton Ave.
Montréal, QC, Canada
www.sethcooperarts.com
sethcooper.arts@gmail.com
Tel: 514-467-5052

In association for
Season 2016-2017 with:

Jon Aaron
Aaron Concert Artists 
220 West 148th St. 4J
New York City 10039, NY / USA
Tel: 212-665-0313
jon@aaronconcert.com

 

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Soloists' Biographies

Sabine Lutzenberger

Sabine Lutzenberger absolvierte 1990 ihr Blockflöten-Konzertdiplom an der Züricher Hochschule für Musik und studierte anschließend Mittelalter- und Barockgesang an der Schola Cantorum in Basel. Impulse für ihr künstlerisches Schaffen erhielt sie durch die Zusammenarbeit mit dem „ensemble für frühe musik augsburg“ durch Pedro Memelsdorff (Mala Punica), Paul van Nevel (Huelgas Ensemble), Bernhard Lang.

Als Solistin und Ensemblesängerin und mit ihrem Ensemble PER-SONAT trat Sabine Lutzenberger auf vielen der bedeutendsten europäischen Festivals der Alten Musik auf. Ihr Repertoire umfasst den Gesang des Mittelalters bis hin zum Barock. Kontrastierend hierzu liegt ihr Schwerpunkt im Avantgarde-Gesang. So war sie als Interpretin zeitgenössischer Musik mit dem Klangforum Wien unter Leitung von Enno Poppe im Kunstfest Weimar, unter dem Chefdirigenten des SWR Sinfonieorchesters, Sylvain Cambreling im Konzerthaus Wien (zugleich auch ihr Debut) auf der Biennale in Venedig, Lissabon und Porto zu hören. Unter dem Dirigenten Peter Rundel, im Konzerthaus Casa da Musica in Porto mit Musik von Anton Webern zu hören.

Upcoming Concerts

9 June 2017
Essen-Werden (DE), St. Lucius Kirche
Beowulf

25 August 2017
Basel (CH), Festtage Alte Musik
Endzeitfragmente

See full concert schedule

 

News

Benjamin Bagby's recent activities as teacher/lecturer, linked to his performances

At the invitation of the music department, Benjamin taught a performance workshop on the music of Hildegard von Bingen for students at Princeton University (29 March), where he also performed 'Beowulf' in a collaborative production with digital light designer Craig Winslow. Following this, at the invitation of the medieval studies program and the English department, he gave a lecture on his work with reconstructing the 'Beowulf' performance, at Yale University (3 April).

At the Université Paris – Sorbonne, where Benjamin is on the faculty, the yearly 'Entretiens de la musique ancienne' were held this year in honor of his life-long work with reconstructing 'lost songs'. The main event was his performance of 'Beowulf' (11 May), with French video titles, in the Amphithéâtre Richelieu of the Sorbonne, followed by two days of symposium at the university's Centre Clignancourt, sponsored by the historical music organization IREMUS and the musicology department of the university. During this symposium, Benjamin gave a lecture on his work with reconstructed harps and the kinds of clues they can provide ('Beowulf ': dans l'atelier d'un conteur d'histoires).

 

2017 Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship awarded by Early Music America to string-player Allison Monroe

This scholarship is given by EMA to “an outstanding and highly-motivated (and possibly unconventional) young performer of medieval music who seeks to widen his/her experience through more advanced study and/or auditions in Europe.”  The recipient is chosen by a jury of musicians who knew or worked with the great medieval music specialist and teacher, Barbara Thornton (1950-1998), who co-founded Sequentia together with Benjamin Bagby in 1977. Read more about Allison here.

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