Wayward Sisters

Wayward Sisters

The Naughty List
Music by Braggarts, Hotheads, Curmudgeons, and Snobs

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 3:00 pm
St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church
4440 N. Campbell Ave. (at River Road)

Program

Purcell – Sonata VII in E minor
Brade – Choral with Variations
Castaldi – Follia
Merula – Sonata Prima; Ciaconna
Locke – Suite No. 6 in D major
Vivaldi – Sonata No. 3 in A minor: Largo and Allegro
Matteis – Ayres for the Violin, Book 4: Grave; Ground per Fa la Mano
Castello – Sonata Duodecima

Not all composers are nice guys. Although some, like Henry Purcell, were sociable optimists, others, like Matthew Locke, acquired a plethora of unflattering adjectives – disagreeable, vitriolic, ill-tempered, spiteful. As interpreted by Wayward Sisters, The Naughty List is a program of music penned by difficult men. atthew Locke, Tarquinio Merula, William Brade, Nicola Matteis, and even Dario Castello left evidence of both their challenging temperaments and their prodigious musicianship. Wayward Sisters explores this intersection, bringing centuries-old composers vividly to life. Wayward Sisters is Beth Wenstrom (baroque violin), Anna Steinhoff (baroque cello), Anne Timberlake (recorders), and John Lenti (theorbo and guitar). In 2011 Wayward Sisters won the Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition. The members of Wayward Sisters have studied historical performance at Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, and The Juilliard School.

“Wayward Sisters … put on a spectacularly beautiful show …”
Ann Arbor Observer