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Three Notch'd Road: The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble

Charlottesville, VA      

Named for a colonial route that once spanned much of central Virginia, Three Notch’d Road: The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble was founded in 2011 by local period-instrument specialists David McCormick (baroque violin), Fiona Hughes (baroque violin), and Anne Timberlake (recorder). As Central Virginia’s only professional ensemble providing a full season of exceptional baroque music on period instruments, Three Notch’d Road seeks to enrich the local performing arts scene by bringing an exciting and informed approach to a living musical tradition.

Three Notch’d Road has appeared at the Waterford Concert Series, the Ewell Concert Series at The College of William & Mary, the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series, and the Tuesday Concert Series at Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC. Three Notch’d Road is a frequent performer at Shenandoah University’s Bach-Handel Festival and has collaborated twice with the University of Virginia Chamber Singers under the direction of Michael Slon, most recently performing a concert version of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. In 2013, Three Notch’d Road was honored to present a program featuring the music of Salamone Rossi at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC.

Our fifth season is sponsored in part by grants from The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the CACF Community Endowment Fund, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Twenty-ninth of May – John Playford (1623-1686)

Recorded live November 14, 2015 in Staunton, VA. This work is an arrangement by Three Notch’d Road for the concert “Bach comes to America.” Peter Walker, bass; Fiona Hughes and David McCormick, violin; Martha Perry, viola; Jeremy Ward, bass violin; Erik Higgins, double bass; Brian Kay, theorbo; Todd Fickley, organ

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Introduction to “Capriccio”

The musicians of Three Notch’d Road introduce themselves and perform a delightful program of 17th century Italian music,”Capriccio,” filmed March 28, 2014. Anne Timberlake, recorder; Fiona Hughes, baroque violin; David McCormick, baroque violin; Jeremy Ward, bass violin; Jennifer Streeter, harpsichord; Anthony Harvey, theorbo.

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Excerpts from “Goldberg” Variations, BWV 988 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Recorded live Sunday, June 15 at Grace Episcopal Church in Keswick, VA.
Fiona Hughes, baroque violin; David McCormick, baroque violin; Marta Howard, baroque viola; Benjamin Wyatt, baroque cello.

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