Shakespeare wrote just two musical sonnets. In one of these, Sonnet 128, he watches his “Dark Lady” play the keyboard (a virginal or Bassono-built clavichord). He wishes for a kiss & envies the jacks that the lady’s fingers “tickle”.
Aberfoyle Baroque Events
Aberfoyle Baroque offers three different types of concert events, each of which includes a full concert of 60-80 minutes. Soirées offer a complimentary seated multi-course meal with fine wines; Lux Concerts offer complimentary canapés or desserts with fine beverages; & Concerts offer complimentary fine beverages. We also host occasional Master Classes led by exceptional instructors & performers on a broad range of topics.
Enjoy music written for the harpsichord by three of the greatest Baroque composers, all born in 1685: J.S. Bach, Handel and Scarlatti. The music will be preceded by a brief talk: "How to Listen to a Fugue," by guest speaker Kenneth Slowik, Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society. Savor a complimentary glass of warming vin chaud (mulled wine) and French spice cookies as you enjoy the program!
Alberto Busettini, the renowned Italian harpsichordist and Official Harpsichordist at Teatro La Fenice, Venice, will perform "Harpsichord Music of Baroque Europe" at St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa on January 27, 2017, at 19h30. This is a not-to-be missed event! Tickets available at the door for R120 each.
Don't miss Jean Rondeau performing J.S. Bach's incomparable Goldberg Variations!
This concert presents harpsichordist extraordinaire, Jean Rondeau, & virtuoso Persian percussionist, Keyvan Chemirani. Revel in a program of exquisite renditions of solo Baroque harpsichord works & solo works for the Persian zarb, & marvel at the coherence & fluidity of keyboard-zarb improvisations.
Aberfoyle Baroque will feature renowned Italian harpsichordist Alberto Busettini, of Teatro La Fenice, Venice, at a public Concert in South Africa. "Harpsichord Music of Baroque Europe" will be performed at St. George's Cathedral on January 27th at 7:30pm.
For Baroque adherents who also enjoy a step back in musical time: Don't miss Capitol Early Music's concert of Medieval & Renaissance choral music performed by the Rose Ensemble. Scheduled at 3:00pm on December 4 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Tickets available online at capitolearlymusic.org or at the door.
Aberfoyle Baroque joins Passepied Baroque Performing Arts in hosting the premier performance of this fully staged, Bach-centric opera on DEC. 2 at 7:30pm. Jory Vinikour will direct the opera from the sichord.