Aberfoyle Baroque recently enjoyed a visit to world-renowned Atelier Nicolao, designer & maker of some of the finest historically accurate period costumes for opera, dance & film. Owner Stefano Nicolao & wife Suzanna graciously provided an extended tour of their huge Atelier that is packed with gorgeous costumes, fabrics, headwear, handcrafted shoes, braids & buttons.
Our 2017-2018 Season "Harpsichord Rapid-Play: Moves from the Baroque's Opening to Endgame" takes audiences on a glorious musical journey through the Baroque exploring the influences of acclaimed composers, differing national styles, & developments in keyboard instruments. Our line-up of exceptionally talented harpsichordists & other artists promises to make each of our ten concerts an unforgettable musical experience.
Featured artists this season include:
On June 4, 2017, Aberfoyle Baroque joins with renowned harpsichordist Alberto Busettini & Contrarco Baroque Ensemble to present an especially sumptuous concert - "I Colori di Venezia". What could be better than: Venice; a palazzo on the Grand Canal for a venue; Alberto Busettini on the harpsichord; a stellar Italian Early Music Ensemble; & a post-concert dinner prepared by the famed Academy of the Italian Kitchen? Join if you possibly can!
Aberfoyle Baroque teams with the Washington Jewish Film Festival to co-present this absorbing documentary about renowned Czech harpsichordist, Zuzana Ruzickova, now 90. Aberfoyle Baroque followers can use Promo Code ABZU10 to purchase discounted tickets at www.WJFF.org. View the film premier on the WJFF website.
Renowned Italian harpsichordist, Alberto Busettini, announces a date, venue & program for the launch of his exquisite new harpsichord. What could provide a more fitting debut for this glorious midnight blue and gold Italian instrument than: an early summer evening concert in Venice; a beautiful Palazzo hall overlooking the Canal Grande; a “Colors of Italy” program spanning 150 years of Italian harpsichord music; &, of course, a stellar artist at the ornate keyboard (FaceBook: Alberto Busettini Harpsichordist)
This delightful short Bach-centric opera commissioned by Washington DC resident Gary O'Connor is to be performed at this year's Boston Early Music Festival Fringe. Stellar performers include Jory Vinikour (Director), Patrick Kilbride (tenor), Charles Humphries (countertenor) & Andrew Potter (bass). Libretto by Caitlin Vincent; Arranged by Douglas Buchanan. On June 17, 5:30pm in Lindsey Chapel, Emmanuel Church.
Aberfoyle Baroque will host an event at BEMF Fringe featuring renowned harpsichordist Jory Vinikour. Jory will perform works from his acclaimed Bach & Rameau recordings & direct The Art of Fugue: The Opera commissioned by Gary O'Connor. Patrick Kilbride (tenor), Charles Humphries (countertenor) & Andrew Potter (bass) will perform in the Opera. On June 17 at 5:30pm in the Lindsey Chapel, Emmanuel Church.
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. Alberto will also direct Master Classes open to performers & auditors, and provide mentoring to local rising harpsichord star, Dominic Daula.
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. This is a not-to-be-missed performance with allemandes, gigues, chaconnes, sarabands, minuets & more!
Aberfoyle Baroque is delighted to host renowned Italian harpsichordist Alberto Busettini in October. Alberto is official harpsichordist & Maestro di Sala for Early & Baroque Music, Teatro Le Fenice, Venice, Italy.