Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Ensemble Chaconne

Hailed by The Portland Press Herald for “"virtuosity, balance and charm,"” Ensemble Chaconne enthralls audiences with dramatic period-instrument performances of Renaissance & Baroque music. Founded in 1985, the group tours internationally from London's National Gallery to Atlanta's famed Spivey Hall.Concerts include music of Shakespeare's plays; gems from France's grand century (1650-1750), with dancers if desired; Handel, Vivaldi, Baroque masters; Renaissance Christmas; musical portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Members: Peter H. Bloom (historical flutes), Carol Lewis (viola da gamba), Olav Chris Henriksen (lutes/early guitars); guest artists Burcu Gulec, Anne Azéma, Ken Pierce Baroque Dancers. Outreach: lecture-demos, master classes, other activities Hear the group on Measure for Measure: Music of Shakespeare's Plays (Americas Musicworks). Ensemble Chaconne is a member of Early Music America's Touring Roster, New England States Touring Roster, and SC Artists in Education Roster.

Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
Excerpt from Vivaldi's D Major lute concerto
Johann Christian Fischer's Sonata IX, Allegro Molto (excerpt)
Click here to listen to Ensemble Chaconne. Samples include music from Shakespeare's plays (Renaissance instruments with vocalist) and selections by Handel, Vivaldi, Marais, others (baroque flute; viola da gamba; lutes & early guitars).

I Have Worked With

  • October 2017

    Masterpieces by Handel, Vivaldi, J.C. Bach and other baroque composers performed on historical instruments for this noted Atlanta chamber music series.

  • September 2016

    Multi-day residency at this Pennsylvania college, including concert of Music from Shakespeare's Plays, plus flute/woodwind master class, coaching of student string ensembles, and lecture-demo about historical instruments.

  • September 2016

    Music by Handel, Vivaldi, Giardini, Abel and others performed on baroque instruments in this family-friendly afternoon concert, September 10, 2016.  Entertaining and educational commentary woven into the program.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Rebecca
Job Title/Position: 
Manager
Fax: 
617-629-2915
Mailing Address: 
29 NEWBURY STREET
SOMERVILLE, MA 02144-2442
Physical Address: 
Americas Musicworks 29 Newbury Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Last Name: 
DeLamotte
Phone: 
888-887-7169

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Chamber
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Humanities - Literature
Music - Chamber
Theater - General
Year Founded: 
1985
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Italian
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
15
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Early Music America
Awards: 
2009: Early Music America's North America Touring Roster. Featured performer, American Musicological Society national meeting & Royal Shakespeare Company residency at Davidson College. Member of NEST, Mass Cultural Council Roster, SC Artist Roster.
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Stage (or performing space) dimensions: 10' x 10', or 12' x 12' when performing with vocalists/guests. When performing with Ken Pierce Baroque Dance Company, we require an additional 25' x 25' level floor; details to be discussed.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$7,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
3
Maximum Number of Performers: 
6

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Dance
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults