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“Madcap, Red Priest, and Angel” offers Baroque program at the Collection of Musical Instruments

February 25, 2009

With John Holloway, violin; Jaap ter Linden, cello; Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord

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The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents “Madcap, Red Priest, and Angel,” the concluding concert in the 2008-09 Collection series, on Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 pm.  The program offers a selection of works by Leclair, Corelli, Vivaldi, and Veracini, performed by the trio of John Holloway, violin; Jaap ter Linden, cello; and Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord.

Tickets are $20, $15 for Yale staff and senior citizens, and $10 for students with ID. Tickets are available at music.yale.edu, at the School of Music Box Office in the lobby of Sprague Hall, or by calling 203 432-4158. After noon on the Friday before the concert, any tickets not yet sold may be reserved by calling the Collection  at 203 432-0825.

John Holloway has been a pioneer of the Early Music movement in Britain. In 1975 he founded the ensemble L’Ecole d’Orphée. He won a Gramophone Award in 1991 for his recording of Biber’s Mystery Sonatas. Holloway has been Professor of Baroque Violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and Guest Professor at the Schola Cantorum in Basel. He is on the faculty of the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden, Germany, and is Music Director of New Trinity Baroque, a period instrument ensemble and orchestra based in Atlanta.

Jaap ter Linden, who performs on both viola da gamba and Baroque cello, was co-founder of Musica da Camera. He has been the principal cellist of Musica Antiqua Köln, The English Concert, and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. He founded and directs the Mozart Akademie and is a guest director and soloist with the Arion Ensemble. He has led the San Francisco Philharmonia Baroque, Portland Baroque, and Amsterdam Bachsoloists. He has made award-winning recordings for Harmonia Mundi, Archiv, ECM, Deutsche Grammophon, and others, and has conducted operas at the Städtische Bühne Münster and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague.

After completing studies at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Danish harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen studied with Trevor Pinnock. He has been a member of London Baroque and Collegium Musicum 90. He has recorded extensively on the Archiv, Harmonia Mundi, and Da Capo labels, and his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Kontrapunkt won the Diapason d’Or. As a conductor, Mr. Mortensen frequently leads the Royal Opera orchestra in Copenhagen and the European Union Baroque Orchestra. He is Artistic Director of Concerto Copenhagen and has taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich.

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