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.
Don't miss Jean Rondeau performing J.S. Bach's incomparable Goldberg Variations!
Delight in some of the Baroque's most brilliant & emotionally arousing music. Harpsichordist extraordinaire Jean Rondeau will perform works by D'Anglebert, Scheidemann, Storace, Bull, & J.S. Bach and, joined by virtuoso Percussionist Keyvan Chemirani, present variations on other composers' pieces. The concert concludes with a variation on Padre Antonio Soler's exhilarating Fandango.
Renowned harpsichordists, Jory Vinikour & Philippe LeRoy will be featured in a stunning program of works written for Two Harpsichords. Featured composers include Padre Antonio Soler, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Jacques Duphly, Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, & Johann Christian Bach. With two harpsichords in play under the hands of two masters, this is an event not to miss!
Enjoy the visual and auditory spendors of Baroque dance performed in period-informed costumes with accompaniment by harpsichord & Baroque oboe. Solo harpsichord and harpsichord plus Baroque oboe performances of glorious dance pieces of the Baroque period will also be included in the evening's program.
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.