Summer Concert: Scheckmate
Freeport Community Library
Friday, Aug. 24, 7:00-8:00PM
Please join us Friday, August 24th, for our summer concert with ScheckMate. This duo performance is made up of Raffael Scheck on 'cello and Timothy Burris on lute and guitar. Meeting Room doors at Freeport Community Library will open at 6:45PM for a 7:00PM concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Their concert with us is titled, "The Presence of the Past." When vividly recalled, the past becomes present, not bygone, but by (with) us. The present, likewise, can revive the past, not as a dead reflection but as through a window in time. In this program, ScheckMate revives music of the past that suggests the future (by Giovanni Bononcini). By way of 19th-century works of transition (including Weber), they complete the circle with contemporary works that suggest the past (including Bachianas Brasileiras #5 by Villa-Lobos).
The violoncello and theorbo have a natural affinity for each other, both in terms of range and volume of sound. The combination is especially felicitous in the Italian repertoire of the middle-to-late Baroque period, in the works of Domenico Gabrielli, Benedetto Marcello, Antonio Caldara, and Giovanni Battista Bononcini and their contemporaries.
Raffael Scheck and Timothy Burris formed the ensemble ScheckMate to explore and promote this repertoire and the opportunities it offers for melodic invention.