House Concert October 22, 2016
J.S. Bach - Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019
Notari - Canzona Passaggiata
MacDonald - McIntosh's Lament
Froberger - Lamentation on the Death of Ferdinand III
Biber - Rosary Sonata No. 4: "The Presentation"
Kuhnau - Biblical Sonata No. 4: "Hezekiah Dying and Restored to Health"
Scarlatti - Sonata in D minor, K.89
Leslie Hirsch (baroque violin & viola) was a member of the Portland Baroque Orchestra from 1988-1999, as a performer of both violin and viola. Leslie studied with Jaap Schroeder and Monica Huggett while a musician in the PBO. Her initial training in baroque music performance was from Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichordist and director of the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival. Leslie was a violinist in this Santa Cruz Baroque ensemble from 1979-1988 before moving to Portland.
Leslie played classical violin from 1973-1974 in the San Diego Symphony, and from 1968-1973 with the Atlanta Symphony, under the direction of Robert Shaw. Leslie holds a Masters of Music degree from Ball State University and a B.F.A. from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. In July, 2010 Leslie retired from 10 years of teaching strings to students of the Reynolds School District in Portland.
Hannah Brewer (harpsichord) is a Portland-based organist, harpsichordist, and pianist. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory (2009), a Master of Music degree from Pittsburg State University (2010), and additional degrees in art history. She has studied organ and harpsichord with James David Christie, Cherry Rhodes, Webb Wiggins, and Susan Marchant, and piano with Lydia Frumkin and Edward Francis. She has held Organist positions at churches in California, Ohio, and London, England, and is currently Organist at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Portland, OR. Hannah is also a staff accompanist at Pacific University and sings with the early music group Cantores in Ecclesia.