Why do harpsichords often have two keyboards? How do you know which keyboard to play when? Why is the sound of a harpsichord so different from that of a piano? Why are the natural keys black and the sharp keys white? This class is a stimulating introduction to the harpsichord for students ages 8-14, with plenty of audience participation.
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.
Alberto Busettini brings his highly regarded program "A Journey with Froberger: His Music & Life through the Keyboard" to Aberfoyle Baroque as an extension of his 2016 European Tour. In his debut performance in Washington DC, Alberto celebrates the life & works of this renowned German Baroque composer born 400 years ago in 1616.
This Lux Concert features celebrated Venetian harpsichordist, Alberto Busettini; renowned Baroque Cellist, Loretta O'Sullivan; & internationally-known wine reviewer Don Winkler. The evening will offer an artful pairing of 18th century music with complimentary fine wines of Venice & Verona & delicious Italian-style small plates.
Aberfoyle Baroque brings Alberto Busettini, Maestro di Sala for Early & Baroque Music at Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy, to Rehoboth to perform a full concert of 17th & 18th century harpsichord music. Featured composers include J.S. Bach, Jean Philippe Rameau, Joseph Pancrace Royer, & François Couperin. Mr. Busettini will perform on an exquisite harpsichord, built in 1981 by Willard Martin after a French instrument circa 1720, loaned by Mr. James Hauger of Rehoboth.
Philippe LeRoy is a French harpsichordist of prodigious talent, evident in his recent recording "Suspiros de españa - Spanish Harpsichord Sonatas" (Peyrole Records). Anticipate an evening of technical mastery, refined musical interpretation, and marvelous lyricism as this highly accomplished artist performs European 17th and 18th century works for the harpsichord.
This Masterclass will feature performances of works by Castello and Dowland on recorders, lute and harpsichord. Italian harpsichordist and conductor Alberto Busettini will coach several of the ensembles from the harpsichord bench. This class is by invitation only for performers, but seats are available for auditors.
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.
Aberfoyle Baroque is proud to present internationally renowned harpsichordists Jory Vinikour, Jean Rondeau, Alberto Busettini, Béatrice Martin, Leon Schelhase & Philippe Leroy in its 2016-2017 season.
On Saturday evening July 23 Aberfoyle Baroque’s audience was treated to an exquisite recital by Grammy Award-winning tenor Aaron Sheehan and harpsichordist/pianist Adam Pearl. The concert, which had sold out more than one month in advance, highlighted the musical lineage of two nations (Britain and France) through works from two eras (the Baroque and the 20th century) in two genres (vocal comp