Daphna Mor and Friends - Virtuoso Recorder Recital


The Church of the Transfiguration
One E. 29th St. New York
United States
Friday, March 08, 2019


Masters of the Italian, English, German, and French Baroque

Time:              8 pm

Tickets:           $45 – Front Seating

$30 – General Admission

$15 – Students with ID

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Daphna writes: "For quite some time I have longed to create a recital of my favorite Baroque sonatas. These sonatas, with their exquisite melodies and thrilling virtuosity have been my companions since childhood. Some were originally written for recorder and others have been transcribed from flute or violin.

“I missed playing these sonatas and decided to create such a program, along with my friends Arthur and Martha, two of the finest continuo players. We performed this concert earlier this season at Stony Brook University and we are delighted to bring it to New York with one extra special friend, the wonderful Daniel Lee on violin.

“We invite you for an evening among friends of sweet comfort, excitement and elegance. Music by Bach, Handel, Telemann, Corelli and more, at the beautiful setting of the 'Little Church around the Corner'."


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Sonata number 3. in C major. for recorder and B.C.




A tempo di gavotta


Tobias Hume, (d. 1645)

Loves Farewell for solo Viola de Gamba

Dario Castello (c. 1590 – c.1658)

Sonata Prima (published Venice, 1629)

Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)

Sonata in F major (op.5 no.4)







Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)

Suite in E minor. For Solo Harpsichord

Allemande (faite en passant le Rhin . . .)




Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

Fantasia number 1 for recorder solo

Marin Marais (1656-1728)

from Pièces de Viole, 1711





Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata in F major for Recorder and B.C (originally for flute)

Adagio ma non tanto



Allegro Assai

About the artists:

Daphna Mor has performed throughout Europe and the United States as both a soloist and ensemble player. Mor’s “astonishing virtuosity” (Chicago Tribune) has been heard in solo recitals in the United States and Europe. She has performed as a soloist with the New York Collegium, the New York Early Music Ensemble and Little Orchestra Society, and as a member with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Apollo’s Fire and many more. Mor was awarded First Prize in the Settimane Musicali di Lugano Solo Competition and twice at the Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition, and has appeared in a duo with Joyce DiDonato on the singer's promotional tour for the album In War and Peace. Devoted to new music, Mor has recorded on John Zorn's Tzadik label, and has performed the world premiere of David Bruce's Tears, Puffes, Jumps, and Galliard with the Metropolis Ensemble. She co-composed and performs live WAVES- a dance piece for Carolyn Dorfman Dance for recorders, Cello, and a Beat boxer. Also active in the world music community, Mor has performed in festivals and on stages worldwide, including New York’s Summer Stage and Munich’s Gasteig. She can also be heard on Sting’s album If On A Winter’s Night for Deutsche Grammophon. Mor serves as the Music Director of Beineinu, a New York initiative dedicated to the modern cultivation of Jewish culture, and is a performer and teacher of liturgical music of the Jewish diaspora. Daphna is co-director, together with Nina Stern of the ensemble East of the River (www.eastoftherivermusic.com). She leads programs for the Education Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. www.daphnamor.com

Arthur Haas received the top prize in the Paris International Harpsichord Competition in 1975 and then stayed in France for a number of years as an active member of the growing European early music scene. He is a member of the Aulos Ensemble, one of America’s premier period instrument ensembles. In December, 2014, he was featured in a concerto evening with the China National Symphony in Beijing. He has recorded harpsichord music of Jean-Henry D’Anglebert, Forqueray, Purcell and his contemporaries, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, François Couperin, the three books of Pièces de Clavecin of J.Ph. Rameau, and, most recently, works of Bernardo Pasquini. Mr. Haas is Professor of Harpsichord and Early Music at Stony Brook University and Visiting Professor of Harpsichord at the Yale School of Music. He was a founding faculty member of the Historical Performance Program at the Juilliard School.

Martha McGaughey was for many years a member of the Paris-based Five Centuries Ensemble, known for its performances of both early and contemporary music. A founding member of Musical Assembly, whose recording of the chamber music of François Couperin received critical acclaim, Ms. McGaughey has performed with many of the New York Baroque groups, and collaborated with the British viol consort, Phantasm, in several concerts and a CD of the consort music of William Byrd. She has recorded for the Fonit Cetra and Erato labels, as well as for EMI. Ms. McGaughey taught at the Ecole Nationale de Musique in Angoulême (France), and at Stanford University. Since 1986 she has been on the faculty at The Mannes College of Music. She has twice been a Regents' Lecturer at the University of California, and teaches regularly at summer workshops. In the 2016-2017 Season she was a featured soloist with the China National Symphony in Beijing, and gave several master classes in France. She also teaches ESL at NYU and at Building One Community, The Center for Immigrant Opportunity, in Stamford, Connecticut.

Ms. McGaughey and Mr. Haas perform frequently in the group Empire Viols, with violist Carlene Stober, as well as with Daniel Lee, violinist.

Award-winning violinist Daniel S. Lee enjoys a varied career as a soloist, leader, collaborator, and educator. Praised for his “ravishing vehemence” and “fleet-fingered, passionate…soulful performance” (The New York Times), he has appeared as a soloist and leader with Early Music New York, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the New York Baroque Incorporated, the Quodlibet Ensemble, the San Francisco Bach Choir, TENET, and the Yale Schola Cantorum. He has also performed for the 4×4 Baroque Music Festival, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, NYS Baroque, Pegasus Early Music, and York Early Music Festival. As a modern violinist, he made his Carnegie Hall debut at age sixteen performing alongside Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He founded and co-directs the Sebastians, a period ensemble lauded for its “stylistic authority and rhythmic verve” (The New York Times). As a violino piccolo specialist, he frequently appears as a soloist in Bach’s first Brandenburg Concerto and cantata 140, and has given the modern-day premiere of his own transcription of Johann Pfeiffer’s concerto. He has studied at the Juilliard School (B.M.), Yale School of Music (M.M. and Art.Dip.), and University of Connecticut (D.M.A), and has given lectures and masterclasses at Connecticut College, Purchase College (SUNY), the University of Kansas, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently teaches early music and chamber music at the Yale School of Music.

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