Tempesta at the International Handel Festival Göttingen, 2009

Innovative Programming. Joyful Performances.

Tempesta di Mare creates programs of chamber and orchestral music around unifying themes that create a sense of discovery. Perhaps it is a modern rediscovery or overlooked composer presented alongside favorite pieces of the established repertoire. Or a fresh and inspiring performance that reveals the music in ways your audience has not experienced before.

The Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players are available for touring engagements throughout the season, and for run-out performances of current repertory within 1-3 hours of Philadelphia.

The Tempesta di Mare Orchestra is available for run-out performances of current repertory within 1-4 hours of Philadelphia, or for touring engagements by special arrangement.

Contact Dugan Morgridge, Programs and Booking Coordinator, to learn more about available programs or if you are interested in curating a program for your series’ or festival’s needs and themes. The sample programs below are available at all times for touring engagements.


A Tale of Two Italian Cities
chamber music from Venice and Naples

Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players

Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players, 2011

5 or 6 musicians: recorder/flute, violin, viola da gamba, lute, harpsichord

  • Vivaldi: Lute Concerto and La Pastorella
  • Castello: Sonata 15 in 4 parts
  • Scarlatti: Concerto in A minor
  • Falconieri: Folías para mi señora Doña Torolilla

Tempesta di Mare performed with precision and passion. A sheer joy to hear.”The Birmingham News, February 2010

Holiday in Paris
Telemann’s musical vacation

4 or 5 musicians: recorder/flute, violin, cello, theorbo, harpsichord

  • Telemann: Concerto 1 in G Major, TWV 43:G1
  • Guignon: Sonata in C minor, Op. 1 No. 9
  • Forqueray: Suite No. 3 in D Major
  • Blavet: Sonata in E minor, Op. 3 No. 3
  • Telemann: Quatuor in A minor, TWV 43:a2
  • Guillemain: Quartet in B minor, Op. 12 No. 2

Virtuosity and daring originality that seemed fresh and right. An exceptional sense of chamber-music interplay.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 2009

Bach Trio Sonatas
the six organ sonatas re-imagined for chamber ensemble

Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players

Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players, 2011

6 musicians: recorder, two violins/viola, lute, cello, harpsichord

Experience music that is rich, deep, wicked, jaunty, impish, profound, hard-rocking and so much more, played by the group about which Time Out New York wrote: “…should make New Yorkers envy Philadelphia for its sparkling baroque ensemble, Tempesta di Mare.”

  • Sonata V, BWV 529 — alto recorder, violin, viola, continuo
  • Sonata IV, BWV 528 — lute, harpsichord
  • Sonata I, BWV 525 — alto recorder, violin, cello, harpsichord
  • Sonata III, BWV 527 — flauto traverso, viola da gamba, lute, harpsichord
  • Sonata II, BWV 526 — 2 violins, cello, lute
  • Sonata VI, BWV 530 — sixth flute, 2 violins, continuo

Bach Trio Sonatas at the 2011 Bach Festival of Philadelphia:
The concert provided another example of the scholarship, musical imagination, and performing skill that supports the best early music performances.” Broad Street Review, June, 2011

CHAN 0803 Bach TriosNow out on Chandos Records!


Brandenburg 4 and Friends
audience favorites plus the group’s signature “discovery” programming

Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare

Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare, 2011

18 musicians: 2 flutes/recorders, 2 oboes, bassoon, 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, bass, theorbo, harpsichord

  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto IV
  • Rebel: Characters of the Dance
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for the Dresden Orchestra
  • Fasch: Concerto for Orchestra
  • Zelenka: Overture to Molière’s The Hypochondriac
  • Weiss: Concerto for Lute, Flute, Violin, Viola da Gamba and Cello

Tempesta di Mare orchestra at the 2011 International Fasch Festival, Zerbst, Germany:
“Word among the audience was that, quite simply, this was the best Fasch they had ever heard in all the years of the Zerbst Festtage.”
prima la musica! April, 2011


Tempesta di Mare’s past presenters include Early Music Now, the Frick Collection, the National Gallery, Music at Gretna, Miami Bach Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival in the United States, and the Göttingen International Händel Festival, the Mendelssohn Remise, Berlin and the Prague Spring International Music Festival overseas. An alphabetical list follows below.

Abbey Bach Festival, OR
Abbey Church Events, WA
Abendmusik, PA
Albright College, PA
Amherst Early Music Festival, MA
Barnes on the Parkway, PA
Beckmann Saal, Celle, Germany
Bethlehem Musikfest, PA
Camerata Musica, WA
Candlelight Concerts, MD
Centre College, KY
Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown, NY
Chamber Music Society, Williamsburg, VA
Connecticut Early Music Festival
Cornell University, NY
Early Music Now, WI
Early Music at St. James, Lancaster PA
Feldman Chamber Music Society, VA
Flagler Museum, FL
Folger Consort, DC
Frick Collection, NY

Garmany Chamber Music Series, CT
Gabriel Chamber Series, PA
Gettysburg Community Concert Series, PA
Göttingen Handel Festival, Germany
Greene Memorial Fine Arts Series, Roanoke, VA
Haverford College, PA
Indianapolis Early Music Festival, IN
International Fasch Festival, Zerbst, Germany
International Trumpet Guild
Kenyan College, OH
Kloster Michaelstein, Germany
Lebanon Valley College, PA
Lehigh University, PA
Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, NE
Madison Early Music Festival, WI
Mendelssohn Remise, Berlin, Germany
Miami Tropical Bach Festival, FL
Music at Fishs Eddy, NY
Music at Gretna, PA
Music at Penn Alps, MD
Music in the Great Hall, MD

National Gallery of Art, DC
Ohio University, OH
Oregon Bach Festival, OR
Pennsylvania Consort Series, PA
Pommmerian Early Music Guild, PA
Prague Spring International Music Festival, Czech Republic
Princeton University, NJ
Rutgers University, NJ
Scranton Cultural Center, PA
St. Lawrence University, NY
St. Vincent College, PA
University of Pennsylvania, PA
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, PA
University of Vermont, VT
Villanova University, PA
Wesleyan University, CT
West Chester University, PA
Whitman College, WA
Wolfeboro Friends of Music, NH
Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, CT