Musicivic incubates sustainable, locally-based, professional chamber music organizations supporting social, cultural, educational, and compassionate vitality in towns and communities everywhere. Check out exciting adult and youth programming for our first collaboration. The Makery and Musicivic!
Musicivic @ The Makery
Monday, June 17, 2019
Join us at The Makery and get to know our classical ensemble in residence, Musicivic Baroque! They will be performing several concerts in a 3-day residency including a children’s concert, Music & Making for adults, and a formal evening concert. The open rehearsal and wine reception on June 17 is open to the public and provides a chance to observe and engage with the process of musicians rehearsing and putting together a program of music during which the audience can ask questions. Repertoire will include early 17th and 18th Century including the elegant Telemann “Paris” Quartet No. 3. Musicivic Baroque includes Natalie Kress, baroque violin; Elena Smith, viola da gamba; and Robert Warner, harpsichord. They will be joined by guests Lynn Hallarman, traverso; and Chloe Prendergast, baroque violin. Limited Space, Tickets required
- Donation suggested but not required - $15/pp
Tuesday June 18, 2019
Kids Craft+Concert - 4-6pm
Come enjoy a kid-friendly concert at The Makery! Sit up close, ask questions, and learn about the special musical instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries such as the harpsichord, traverso, viola da gamba, and violin. Have the option to take part in a craft while enjoying the music! Limited Space, Tickets Required
-Donation suggested but not required -$10pp
-Craft included with donation
Tuesday June 18, 2019
Music & Making - 8pm
Enjoy making a craft at The Makery while listening to an inspiring concert by Musicivic Baroque and enjoying a refreshing glass of wine. Let the music inspire you to create as Musicivic Baroque performs baroque gems from 17th and 18th Century Europe on period instruments including harpsichord, traverso, viola da gamba, and baroque violin!
Limited Space, Tickets Required
- Donation suggested but not required - $15/pp
- Craft included with donation
Wednesday, June 19, 8pm
Musicivic Baroque - 8pm
Enjoy a beautiful concert of 17th and 18th Century music performed on period instruments while enjoying a glass of wine. Musicivic Baroque consists of Natalie Kress, baroque violin; Elena Smith, viola da gamba; and Robert Warner, harpsichord; and will be joined by guests Lynn Hallarman, traverso; and Chloe Prendergast, baroque violin. Explore baroque Europe in pieces both fiery and elegant such as Castello duo decima a3 and Telemann “Paris” Quartet No. 3 and please stay afterwards to meet the artists and explore The Makery! Limited Space, Tickets Required
- Donation Suggested but not required -$15pp
Natalie Kress, Baroque Violin
Praised by the New York Times for her “splendid playing”, 29 year old Natalie Kress has already begun a successful career as both a modern and baroque violinist; highlights of which include performing at the Kennedy Center Honors with Yo Yo Ma in 2015; winning the 2012 Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize from the Tanglewood Music Center; as well as performances at Carnegie Hall in 2010 and 2016. Natalie received her Bachelor's of Arts in Music and Psychology and Master’s in Music from Stony Brook University (where she studied with Soovin Kim) and is founder of the Three Village Chamber Players which performs free chamber music and outreach concerts throughout Long Island and New York State (3vcp.org). Natalie is a co-founder and an Executive Advisor of Musicivic Inc. (musicivic.net), which is a national non-profit arts incubator, accelerator, and managed services network supporting local professional chamber music organizations in towns and communities everywhere. As a baroque violinist Natalie is the Director of Musicivic Baroque and has performed with Boston's Handel and Haydn Society, Grand Harmonie, Stony Brook Baroque, Shanghai Camerata, and La Grande Bande. She will begin studies at The Juilliard School this fall as a graduate student in Historical Performance.
Elena Smith, Viola da Gamba and Baroque Cello:
A Philadelphia native, Elena Smith maintains an active career performing on modern cello, baroque cello, and viola da gamba. She received her B.Mus in Cello Performance from Temple University, where she studied with Jeffrey Solow. Ms. Smith has studied with Kathryn Picht-Read, Phoebe Carrai, Sarah Cunningham, and has performed in masterclass for Marcy Rosen, Peter Stumpf, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Jörg-Michael Schwarz, Thomas Fritzsch, Paolo Pandolfo, Todd Phillips, Daniel Phillips, and The Lysander Trio.
Ms. Smith is a core member and newly-appointed manager of Blue Line String Quartet, and she is a founding member of Muse Camerata, an all-female ensemble that specializes in performing music from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. She has appeared with Venice Baroque Orchestra, New York City Opera, Gamut Bach Ensemble, Crescendo Period Instrument Orchestra, Elysium String Quartet, Fairmount Chamber Ensemble, Wayne Oratorio Society, Chiaroscuro Consort of Viols, Ex Umbris, Elm City Consort, and many other ensembles on the East Coast, including as a soloist with the Olney Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Smith has participated in Juilliard at the Piccola Accademia, American Bach Soloists Academy, International Masterclasses in Gaming, Austria, Accademia Viol Intensive at Early Music Week at Pinewoods, the annual conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, International Baroque Institute at Longy, and Amherst Baroque Academy.
Ms. Smith resides in Philadelphia, PA, and teaches cello privately throughout the Philadelphia area.
Robert Warner, Harpsichord:
A native of Pennsylvania, Robert Warner began his musical studies at an early age in piano and violin with faculty of Bucknell University. He holds bachelors degrees in both math and music from the University of Rochester, and became interested in the world of early music while exploring the harpsichord and baroque violin at the Eastman School of Music. As a graduate student at Stony Brook University, Robert studied harpsichord extensively with Arthur Haas while earning master's degrees in both music history and performance, followed by a DMA in harpsichord performance also at Stony Brook. During this time he gave frequent recitals, acted as assistant director of Stony Brook's Baroque ensemble, and collaborated often with other musicians as a harpsichordist and baroque violinist in chamber music, opera and orchestral performances.
Upon graduating from Stony Brook, Robert was accepted into the Juilliard School's Historical Performance program, continuing his harpsichord studies with Peter Sykes. During this time he participated in projects led by William Christie, Jordi Savall, and other leading figures in the field of early music with frequent performances in New York City's Alice Tully Hall and international tours to the Netherlands and New Zealand.
Robert has participated in most of the country's top early music summer festivals, including the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco and the Oregon Bach Festival's Berwick Academy. Robert now resides in New York City where he continues to be an active performer. He is currently the artistic director and harpsichordist of the New Amsterdam Consort, the harpsichordist for Voyage Sonique, and a founding member and harpsichordist of Musicivic Baroque.
Lynn Hallarman, Traverso:
Dr. Lynn Hallarman was the Director of Palliative Care Services at Stony Brook Hospital in Stony Brook, NY, from 2007-2018, during which it received national recognition and numerous awards. She is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr. Hallarman is the recipient of the 2010 Stony Brook Medicine Education Innovation Award for her curriculum work and is currently grant funded to develop a medical student curriculum on health equity and the seriously ill patient. She has worked on the national level as a primary author on palliative care pain and communication curriculum for the Center to Advance Palliative Care.
As a professional traverso player, Dr. Hallarman studied at the Manhattan School of Music and is currently a graduate student at Stony Brook University under the mentorship of harpsichordist Arthur Haas. Dr Hallarman studies traverso privately with Sang Joon Park and Sandra Miller of the Juilliard School, and has played for international artist, Na’ama Lion, at the International Baroque Institute at Longy and Amherst Early Music Festival.
Chloe Prendergast, Baroque Violin
Chloe Prendergast is a violinist originally from Denver, Colorado. As a historical performance specialist and devoted chamber musician, she is co-artistic director of the Beethoven Festival of the Hague and MusicBox, a concert series dedicated to dismantling barriers surrounding classical music performance. Chloe is a member of Holland Baroque, founding member of the Butter Quartet and Duo ’t Viooltje, and has performed both in the Netherlands and the United States with groups including the Handel and Haydn Society, Seattle’s Pacific Musicworks, the Henry Purcell Society of Boston, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Luthers Bach Ensemble, Collegium Ad Mosam, Le Concert d'Apollon, the Arcadia Players, and Dutch Baroque. She has also appeared at music festivals internationally, including the Connecticut Early Music Festival, the Utrecht Early Music Fringe Festival, and Aigues-Vives en Musique. Chloe completed her master’s degree at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Kati Debretzeni and Walter Reiter and her bachelor’s degree at Willamette University, where she was a Phil Hanni scholar and studied principally with Anthea Kreston and Daniel Rouslin.