CHAMBER CONCERT
Biber’s MYSTERY SONATAS
Johanna Novom,violin
Adriane Post,violin
Karina Schmitz,violin
Carrie Krause,violin
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church, AKRON
Friday, February 1, 2019, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
FREE Afterglow!
Sunday, February 3, 2019, 4:00PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
They are called the Joyful Mysteries, the Luminous, the Sorrowful, and the Glorious. From the Annunciation through the Crucifixion and the triumphal Resurrection — these are the Mysteries of the Catholic Rosary. Join four violinist “angels” as they journey through the Mysteries, each using a different and special tuning of the violin. With theorbos, cello and organ, this is an evening of gorgeous virtuosity.
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SATURDAY NIGHT!
Kaffee mit schlag along with German sweet treats set the mood for a lively chat with the musicians. FREE!

Meet the Artists

  • JOHANNA NOVOM
    JOHANNA NOVOM
    violin
  • ADRIANE POST
    ADRIANE POST
    violin
  • KARINA SCHMITZ
    KARINA SCHMITZ
    violin
  • CARRIE KRAUSE
    CARRIE KRAUSE
    violin
Angel musicians, by Spinello Aretino (1350 or 1352-1410), fresco, Church of San Domenico, Arezzo, Tuscany. Italy, 15th century. / De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Images

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)

JOHANNA NOVOM
violin

grew up in the woods of New Hampshire, and is currently based in Brooklyn. Her unusual schooling encouraged a variety of artistic inclinations that she thrives on to this day. She began playing violin at age 10, and the collaborative, communicative aspects of music have always inspired her, making chamber music an obvious priority. Johanna discovered baroque violin while pursuing her BM with Marilyn McDonald at Oberlin, and went on to achieve a Master’s in Historical Performance. She also spent a fellowship year in the Yale Baroque Ensemble under Robert Mealy.

First prize winner of ABS’ 2008 International Young Artists’ Competition, Johanna is Associate Concertmaster of Apollo’s Fire, and performs with many period ensembles, including Trinity Wall Street Choir and Baroque Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, TENET, Concert Royal, Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, ACRONYM, and the Sebastian Chamber Players. Recent festival engagements include the Carmel Bach Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Tanglewood Festival, and the BBC Proms.

ADRIANE POST
violin

formed her first quartet at age 11 and found her love of chamber music. She can be heard as leader of Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, founding member of ACRONYM Ensemble, member of Apollo’s Fire and Handel & Haydn Society, as a regular with Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra and performing with many period instrument ensembles across the US. Described as one of North America’s “brightest and best” by Early Music America, Adriane has received a fellowship from The English Concert and has performed with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie in Thiré, France, and as concertmaster for Nicolas McGegan and Jordi Savall with Juilliard 415.

Recent performances include Spoleto USA, Tanglewood, The BBC Proms and the Carmel Bach Festival. Adriane received her BM from Oberlin Conservatory and her MM from The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program. A proud Vermonter, Adriane admits to residing happily in Brooklyn with her husband, Paul Dwyer.

KARINA SCHMITZ
violin

holds degrees from New England Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her early music studies began at Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald, Miho Hashizume and David Breitman. She continued her training in the Apollo’s Fire Apprentice Program while serving as concertmaster of the Case Western Reserve University Baroque Orchestra. Based in Boston, Karina is currently principal with the Handel and Haydn Society and Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, associate principal of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, and founding member of the seventeenth-century string band, ACRONYM. She has previously performed with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Boston Camerata, Blue Heron, Chatham Baroque, the Oregon Bach Festival, Les Delices, New York State Baroque, Spire Ensemble, Opera Lafayette, the American Opera Theater in Washington, D.C. Karina has recordings on the Chandos, Olde Focus, Mode, Eclectra, Koch, AVIE, Tzadik and Artemis/Vanguard labels.

CARRIE KRAUSE
violin

Raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Carrie Krause performs as baroque violinist with ensembles across the country and on numerous international series. This past season, Carrie was guest artistic director and concerto soloist with Seattle Baroque in a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. She has performed as concertmaster of New Trinity Baroque in Atlanta, as guest concertmaster of Pacific Baroque in Vancouver and the San Francisco Bach Choir, and as associate concertmaster of Apollo’s Fire. Carrie has also appeared with Chatham Baroque, New York State Baroque, Portland Baroque, Passamezzo Moderno, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Clarion, American Classical Orchestra, and Concert Royale in New York. Festival engagements include the Leipzig Bach Festival as soloist, the Belgrade Early Music Festival in Serbia, Sastamalla Gregoriana in Finland, the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Festival Dan les Jardins de William Christie, and the BBC Proms. Carrie has worked under such conductors as Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Richard Egarr, Nie McGegan, and Masaaki Suzuki. Carrie founded the 1-90 Collective, a baroque ensemble, which performs a house concert series across Montana, has been presented on series from Seattle to Syracuse, and was recently featured on Spokane Public Radio. She also founded Baroque Music Montana, which presents a series of community concerts in southwest Montana and a workshop on period performance. Carrie has presented classes on baroque style for the Fairbanks Suzuki Institute, Montana State University, and the Bozeman Symphony.

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