March 20th


I dilettosi fiori


Bowerbird Presents GATE
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
8pm; FREE

Join Bowerbird as we welcome swiss musician Corina Marti, an Early music specialist, in her Philadelphia premiere. Marti will be performing a concert of late fourteenth-century music for recorder and early keyboard instruments. The repertoire includes music from the two most important surviving sources: the London and the Faenza codices. In this concert Marti achieves a remarkable variety by juxtaposing the sound of recorders (including the rare double recorder) and on a clavisimbalum - an instrument that is related to the harpsichord.

Opening the evening will be Philadelphia based musician Jamey Robinson (Man Man, Buffalo Stance) performing a set on analog keyboard synths.

After graduating in Baroque music performance on the recorder and harpsichord from the Lucerne Academy of Music, CORINA MARTI focused on early flutes and late medieval / early Renaissance repertoire, in which she gained a degree from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel (Switzerland) under the guidance of Pierre Hamon and Kathrin Bopp. Corina Marti has extensively performed, recorded and taught late medieval and early Renaissance repertoires throughout Europe and the Middle East. In 2003, she was invited to join the faculty of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis as a tutor for early flutes and keyboard instruments. Her performances on these instruments and research into their history and construction have contributed significantly to their revival among performers. She also enjoys later repertoires, appearing both as soloist and together with chamber music formations and orchestras (including Jordi Savall's Hesperion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalua) performing Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary repertoire. With ensemble La Morra, of which she is co-director, Corina Marti has recorded several CDs of fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century music which have been enthusiastically received (including the complete works of Johannes Ciconia, awarded Diapason d'Or). Her continuing interest in the earliest of instrumental music has resulted in a CD release devoted to German repertoire of the late fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century (Von edler Art, Ramée, 2008, together with lutenist Michal Gondko). Her discography of post-1500 music includes recordings devoted to early Baroque instrumental repertoire from Lombardy, music by the Italian-Jewish composer Salomone Rossi (1570 to c. 1630), flute sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach and most recentlyflute concertos by Francesco Mancini.

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Rotunda is a West Philadelphia community-gathering place that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods. Over 300 events are offered every year, including live music, film, spoken word, theater, art, dance, education, youth programs, arts incubation, and various experimental genres. As an alcohol-free, smoke-free venue, The Rotunda provides a critical social alternative for all ages. At its core, The Rotunda is a shared space fostering learning, enrichment, and community support while empowering the public to present, produce, and promote their work.


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