The folia is an ancient dance from Portugal, where young girls engaged in the "folly" of a wild dance of abandonment. The Folia dance traditionally gets faster and wilder toward the end. This arrangement by Jeannette Sorrell is a concerto grosso, after Vivaldi's triosonata La Folia.
Cynthia Roberts and Julie Andrijeski, violini principali
Rene Schiffer, continuo cello
Miho Hashizume, Johanna Novom,
Carrie Krause, Emi Tanabe, Adriane Post, violini ripieni
Karina Fox, Kristen Linfante, viola
Mime Y. Brinkmann, cello
Sue Yelanjian, contrabass
Christa Patton, baroque harp
William Simms, baroque guitar
Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord/direction
Highlights from the Feb. 2008 performance for WVIZ-PBS studios, Cleveland, Ohio.
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra, Jeannette Sorrell, director.