Love Lost and Won at MusicSources

Sunday, October 16, 2022, 5pm

St. Mary Mag­dalen Church
2005 Berry­man Street, Berke­ley CA (map)

Tick­ets at the door: $30 General/$25 Music­Sources mem­bers & seniors/FREE for Stu­dents 18 and younger
For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it music​sources​.org

Note: Music­Sources requires audi­ence mem­bers to wear face masks and pro­vide proof of vaccination.

This pro­gram fea­tures works that range from 1629 to 1747, and will spot­light each per­former in their dis­tinc­tive role. Mez­zo-sopra­no Julie Miller joins us in stormy, pas­sion­ate and inti­mate arias by Han­del and Rameau that speak of love lost and won. Sonata dec­i­ma, by ear­ly Ital­ian com­pos­er Dario Castel­lo, engages 2 vio­lins and bas­soon in dra­mat­ic, fiery dia­log, sup­port­ed by a con­tin­uo team of the­o­r­bo and gui­tar. Toma­so Albinoni’s Sonata à cinque, com­posed in a lat­er Ital­ian style, is full of rich string writ­ing and melod­ic charm. Artis­tic Direc­tor Lor­na Peters will per­form Jean-Bap­tiste-Antoine Forqueray’s “La Rameau” for solo harp­si­chord, fol­lowed by Rameau’s return trib­ute, “La For­querey,” for strings, flute and bas­soon. And since no Sin­fo­nia Spir­i­tu­osa con­cert is com­plete with­out French opera-bal­let music, the pro­gram will con­clude with exot­ic and col­or­ful instru­men­tal pieces from Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes.


  • Toma­so Albi­noni: Sonata à cinque, Op. 2, No. 3
  • Dario Castel­lo: Sonata Dec­i­ma from Sonate con­cer­tate in stil mod­er­no, libro secondo
  • Georg Frid­er­ic Han­del: “Scherza Infi­da” from Ari­o­dante and “Un pen­siero nemi­co di pace” from Il Tri­on­fo del Tem­po e del Disin­gan­no — Julie Miller, mezzo-soprano
  • Jean-Bap­tiste For­quer­ay: “La Rameau” from Suite No. 5 in C Minor
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau: “La For­quer­ay” from Piéces de Clavecin en Con­cert V
  • Georg Frid­er­ic Han­del: Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 2, No. 2, HWV 387
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suite from Les Indes Galantes
    • Air Polon­aise
    • Air pour Zéphire
    • Tam­bourins I & II
    • Ten­dre Amour — Julie Miller, mezzo-soprano

Julie Miller, mezzo-soprano

Hailed for the “arrest­ing col­or” (Cincin­nati Enquir­er) of her voice, Julie Miller has appeared as a soloist with orches­tras and opera com­pa­nies through­out the U.S.A. As a mem­ber of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Cen­ter at Lyric Opera of Chica­go she appeared on the stage of the Lyric Opera of Chica­go as Emil­ia (Otel­lo), Anni­na (La Travi­a­ta), Ida (Die Fle­d­er­maus) and Krys­na (The Pas­sen­ger). Oth­er notable assign­ments with the com­pa­ny include Baroness Nica in Char­lie Park­er’s Yard­bird plus under­stud­ies of Octa­vian in Der Rosenkava­lier and Wal­traute in Die Walküre. She recent­ly per­formed the title role in Handel’s Ari­o­dante which Chica­go Clas­si­cal Review described as an “admirable and pro­fes­sion­al per­for­mance” and the Chica­go Tri­bune called “deeply musical.”

Ms. Miller is the recip­i­ent of the Jerome and Elaine Neren­berg Foun­da­tion Schol­ar­ship and the Rose McGilvray Grund­man Award (Amer­i­can Opera Soci­ety of Chica­go), the Richard F. Gold Career Grant (Shoshana Foun­da­tion) the Edith New­field Schol­ar­ship Award (Musi­cians Club of Women). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from CSU Sacra­men­to and her Master’s Degree in Vocal Per­for­mance at the Bard Col­lege Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music. She also par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Georg Solti Accad­e­mia Bel Can­to in Cas­tiglione del­la Pesca­ia, Tuscany.