Demcak/Figg “A Little Baroque Concert”

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Artists

Majka Demcak, Baroque Violin
Elliot Figg, Harpsichord

Program

A Little Baroque Concert

A Prelude for the Violin
Thomas Balzar (1630-1663)

Sonata in G major for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV 1019
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Allegro
Largo
Allegro – cembalo solo
Adagio
Allegro

Sonata Seconda detta “La Luciminia contenta,” Op. 4
Marco Uccellini (1603-1680)

“Meditation” 
Graham Elliot Figg (1979 –    )

Sonata Quarta La Castella, Op. 3
Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (1624-1687)

Sonata in C minor for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV 1017
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Largo
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro

Sonata in E major, Op. 5, No. 11
Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Preludio – adagio
Allegro
Adagio
Vivace
Gavotta – allegro

Preview

Performances

Musicivic Everywhere
Dec 12, 2021 7:00 PM ET Premier
Dec 12-19, 2021 OnDemand
Free Tickets

Ambler Musicivic
Dec 12, 2021 7:00 PM ET Premier
Dec 12-19, 2021 OnDemand
Free Tickets

Three Village Chamber Players
Dec 12, 2021 7:00 PM ET Premier
Dec 12-19, 2021 OnDemand
Free Tickets

Twin Forks Musicivic
Dec 12, 2021 7:00 PM ET Premier
Dec 12-19, 2021 OnDemand
Free Tickets

Oakmont Musicivic
Dec 12, 2021 7:00 PM ET Premier
Dec 12-19, 2021 OnDemand
Free Tickets

Bios

As a classically trained violinist with a strong traditional folk background from her Slovak heritage, Majka Demcak performs music from the Baroque and Classical eras with zest and an improvisational freedom, compelled by a search for enchantment and magic in all the music that she plays. She recently graduated from The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program where she trained and performed on stages from Paris to New Zealand with world renowned musicians and directors. As one of the founding members of Quartet Salonnieres, Majka is passionate about bringing a reinvigorated approach and sound to the classical repertoire of string quartet playing, highlighting the voices of the lesser-known contemporaries of Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn. In New York City, Majka has performed in Alice Tully Hall, recorded concerts for Gotham Early Music Scene and performed with The Little OPERA Theatre of New York. Back in her home country, Canada, Majka is a founding member of the baroque ensemble Gallo Chamber Players, has performed with Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and was featured as an emerging artist in the Vancouver Bach Festival. She is proudly a member/muse of the Alberta-based Mount Parnassus Foundation where she has recently recorded a Handel project in the studio. 

Elliot Figg is a keyboardist, conductor and composer who lives in New York. He is a graduate of the Historical Performance Program at The Juilliard School where he studied harpsichord with Kenneth Weiss. He also studied with Arthur Haas at the Yale School of Music. Elliot is an active member of House of Time, ACRONYM, and Ruckus. Recent engagements include: Five Boroughs Music Festival, in a concert featuring his own music; Conductor and harpsichordist for Monteverdi’s Combattimento, Hasse’s Piramo e Tisbe, and St.-Georges’ L’Amant Anonyme, all with Little Opera Theatre of New York; Conductor and harpsichordist for Death of Classical’s production of Dido and Aeneas in the catacombs of Green-Wood Cemetery; Deputy Music Director and harpsichordist for Farinelli and the King on Broadway; Assistant Conductor and harpsichordist for Il Farnace and Veremonda, both with Spoleto Festival USA; Assistant conductor and harpsichordist for Dido and Aeneas with L.A. Opera.

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