Salami to Schnitzel
Belladonna Baroque Quartet
The Baroque ensemble Belladonna was founded in St. Paul Mn in 1993 and has since performed in festivals and music series around the globe. The group was featured on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, Pittsburgh’s WQED-FM classical music station, WGBH Boston, as well as the nationally syndicated radio program Harmonia. Series performances have included appearances at Seattle Early Music Guild, National Music Museum (Vermillion S.D.), the Renaissance and Baroque Society (Pittsburgh), Early Music Now (Milwaukee). They’ve toured extensively in Brazil, performed in the Regensburg Early Music Festival in Germany, and made their New York debut in Merkin Hall. Their critically acclaimed Folias Festivas CD was re-released on the Dorian label. The quartet, which features Rebecca Humphrey, baroque cello, Margaret Humphrey, baroque violin, Barbara Weiss, harpsichord, and Clea Galhano, recorder, has received wide recognition for their vibrant and innovative interpretations of familiar works and their colorful arrangements of little-known pieces. Belladonna was a 10 year artist-in-residence ensemble for the Schubert Club of St. Paul, as well as Class Notes Artists in Residence for Minnesota Public Radio, presenting outreach educational programs to children in public schools around the state.
“The four-woman chamber ensemble Belladonna presented a program of 17th century folias in witty arrangements…in performances that were high profile, fantastically colored and just plain hot. Their flashy rhythmic play and daredevil divisions drove the audience into fits. Belladonna reminded us that early music, however historically informed, is as quirky, improvisatory and fresh as jazz.” -Boston Globe
with Clea Galhano, recorder
Margaret Humphrey, baroque violin
Rebecca Humphrey, baroque cello
Barbara Weiss, harpsichord
Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
St. Edward the Confessor Episcopal Church, Wayzata, MN.
Friday, February 4th, 2022