We poets pride ourselves on what
We feel, and not what we achieve;
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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.
This short, light-hearted opera celebrates the glorious contrapuntal music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). The libretto reconstructs a heated discussion between Bach & his son about the relative merits of Baroque & Renaissance music. The core issue they tussle over is whether “To Baroque or not to Baroque?” The opera draws on Bach's works, particularly the Coffee Cantata. The staging is informed by John Eliot Gardiner’s recent biography “Bach: In the Castle of Heaven”. Don't miss the premier performance of this humorous & compelling opera.
Libretto by Caitlin Vincent
Arranged by Douglas Buchanan
Commissioned & Staged by Gary O'Connor
Enjoy wonderful music written for the harpsichord by three of the greatest Baroque composers, all of whom were born in 1685 - J.S. Bach, Handel & Scarlatti.
Don't miss Jean Rondeau performing J.S. Bach's incomparable Goldberg Variations!
Jean Rondeau's extraordinary musical talents can be fully appreciated in this late-afternoon Concert. Revel in his exquisite renditions of Baroque works for the harpsichord & marvel at the coherence and fluidity of his improvisations on the piano.
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.
Paige Whitley-Bauguess will perform at Capitol Early Music's "Characters of the Dance" March 31, 2017. Instrumentalists include Heloise Degrugillier, recorder; Mary Findley, violin; Douglas Poplin, cello; & Patrick Merrill, harpsichord. Full information & tickets at www.CapitolEarlyMusic.org.