Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra performs baroque music on baroque instruments with a repertoire that ranges from staged opera to chamber music. The group performs all orchestral repertoire without a conductor, as was the practice when this music was new. Led by directors Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone with concertmaster Emlyn Ngai, the ensemble is the only American baroque music group to record for the prestigious British label Chandos. Over the course of its 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons, the ensemble presented Tragédie et Comédie, a Center-funded concert series of French baroque orchestral music played on period-specific instruments. In 2016, Tempesta received a Center grant to present Telemann 360º, a two-part concert program combined with a live talk show hosted by Live from Lincoln Center's Fred Child, and an accompanying studio recording that will offer a fresh perspective on the artistic legacy of baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann.
Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra performed Jan Dismas Zelenka's Lamentations for Holy Week for ATB soli and chamber ensemble at Old St. Joseph's Church and the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, both in Philadelphia. The Lamentationes emerge as through-composed solo cantatas, set in aria, arioso, and recitative structures, along with extensive, florid melismas that mark the Hebrew letters for Latin verses. The performance, which featured guest artists alto Lorie Gratis; tenor Aaron Sheehan; and baritone Sumner Thompson, was recorded for subsequent broadcast on local, national, and overseas radio.