Photo: Rolf Umbreit
We are very pleased to present the Trio La Fontana, consisting of Dorothea Jakob (soprano), Koen van der Meer (harpsichord) and Susanne Herre (baroque mandolin & viola da gamba).
About the program they write the following:
Treasures from Thuringian Music Collections
Numerous musical treasures slumber in Thuringia’s libraries and archives, waiting to be discovered and performed. In 2021, the Trio La Fontana set itself the task of searching selected musical collections in Thuringia for works for soprano and basso continuo and received the generous support of the Kulturstiftung Thüringen. The result is a varied concert program with cantatas and arias by Italian composers such as Giovanni Bononcini, Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, Leonardo Vinci and Carlo Arrigoni. Virtuoso and rarely heard sonatas for baroque mandolin and harpsichord complete the program.
With the kind support of the Kulturstiftung Thüringen
Look forward with us to an unforgettable and highly musical afternoon!
Saturday, 22 October 2022
Musikstudio & Galerie: Gabriele Paqué
Info on the applicable hygiene rules and access restrictions can be found here.
Admission: 30,- €
Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)
Francesca Caccini (1587-1640)
Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)
Vedrò’l mio sol
Michelangelo Rossi (1602-1656)
Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665)
Hor ch’e tempo di dormire
Stefano Landi (1587-1639)
Francesco Bartolomeo Conti (1681 – 1732)
Recitative and Arie Più non canta i dolci amori
Antonio Maria Bononcini (1677 – 1726)
Recitative and Arie Vi dirò
Carlo Arrigoni (1697 – 1744)
Sonata à Mandolino e Basso
Arpeggio – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro
Cantata a voce sola di Soprano
Arie Se d’amore incerto sei – Rezitativ Io ardo tutta – Arie Io m’affligo e non comprendi
Johann Adolph Hasse (1699 – 1783)
Aria Orgoglioso fiumicello
Trio La Fontana
Trio La Fontana came together in 2019 with the aim of presenting rarely performed works of the Baroque period for soprano and basso continuo in concerts. The focus of the musical work is the music of the Italian early Baroque, French cantatas and music from Thuringian music collections. For this purpose, the trio received a scholarship from the Cultural Foundation of Thuringia in 2021. The trio’s concert programs are rounded off by suitably selected instrumental music for harpsichord, viola da gamba and baroque mandolin in various combinations. All members of the trio are proven specialists in historically informed performance practice.
Dorothea Jakob studied singing with Ilse Hahn at the “Carl Maria von Weber” Academy of Music in Dresden and at the same time began studying conducting with Hans-Christoph Rademann, which she continued at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag with Jos van Veldhoven and at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf with Anders Eby. A special artistic focus of her work is the song, to which she devoted herself intensively in courses with Olaf Bär, Ulrich Eisenlohr and Han Louis Meijer. Furthermore, making music in an ensemble is especially close to her heart. She has close collaborations with the Nederlands Kamerkoor, the Huelgas Ensemble, Schola Heidelberg and the SWR-Vokalensemble Stuttgart. As a soloist she has already worked with the Kammerphilharmonie Mannheim, the Karlsruhe Baroque Orchestra, the Orchestre d’Auvergne, the Asko Schönberg Ensemble Amsterdam and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra. Dorothea conducts several choirs, including the Chorgemeinschaft St. Georg Seelscheid and the Kammerchor Zweibrücken.
Koen van der Meer
Koen van der Meer studied philosophy and school music in Saarbrücken, majoring in piano (Wilhelm Ohmen) and music theory (Manfred Dings), after which he turned to early music. Master classes on historical performance practice and conducting led him to Jesper Christensen, Peter van Heyghen, Ragnar Rasmussen, Kurt Hofbauer and Dan-Olof Stenlund, among others. This was followed by studies in harpsichord (Kris Verhelst, Fabio Bonizzoni) and choral conducting (Erik van Nevel, Jos van Veldhoven) in Leuven and The Hague. For several years he was harpsichordist with the opera company “PazzaCaglia”, with which he performed at international festivals. In addition to his teaching positions at the conservatories in The Hague, Zwolle and Weimar, Koen has already conducted several choirs (including Kammerchor Zweibrücken and Mnemosyne Nijmegen). Since 2018 he also teaches at Nationale Koren in Utrecht.
Susanne Herre first studied mandolin at the Cologne/Wuppertal Academy of Music, at the same time she became increasingly interested in historically informed performance practice. This was followed by studies of the viola da gamba with Prof. Rainer Zipperling and the lute with Prof. Konrad Junghänel at the Musikhochschule Köln. A year abroad in Lyon and master studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag with Philippe Pierlot/Mieneke van der Velden (viola da gamba) and Mike Fentross/Joachim Held (theorbo) followed. Susanne Herre’s concert activities range from solo parts on the viola da gamba to playing the basso continuo with vocal ensembles and orchestras on the theorbo, to mandolin parts in operas and symphonies. She has performed with well-known early music artists and ensembles (including Maurice Steger, Midori Seiler, Concerto Köln, Vox Luminis, Händelfestspielorchester Halle) and has given concerts at renowned festivals (including Bachfest 2021, Festival de Saintes). Her research on the viola da gamba in baroque opera in Germany was supported by the Charles Burney Fund (NL). Since September 2019 she teaches viola da gamba, lute/general bass and mandolin at the Erlangen Music Institute.
I’m looking forward to your visit!
Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!
Current exhibition: TBA
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After telephonic agreement the gallery can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn