SOLD OUT! Lux Concert: Visual & Auditory Splendors of the Baroque

Paige Whitley-Bauguess, Leon Schelhase, Geoffrey Burgess
Performer(s): 
Paige Whitley-Bauguess (Baroque Dancer); Leon Schelhase (Harpsichord); Geoffrey Burgess (Baroque Oboe)
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Woodend Mansion, 8940 Jones Mill Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Program Details: 

VISUAL & AUDITORY SPLENDORS OF THE BAROQUE
(Program may be subject to minor modification)

  • Arrival time for guests will be at 6:15pm.  A complimentary seated meal will be served from 6:30pm to 7:45pm.  
  • The concert will commence at 8:00pm and end around 9:15pm 

 

THE MUSICAL PROGRAM

A Musical Introduction from Germany
-Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767).  Overture from Getreue Musikmeister (Baroque Oboe & Harpsichord)

Baroque England
-Anon, Menuet. (Dance, as performed by Hester Santlow on the London Stage)
-George Frideric Handel (1726-1728).  Suite.  (Solo harpsichord)
-Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687). Chaconne (Dance from Acis & Galatea as performed by Hester Santlow on the London Stage)

Baroque Spain 
-Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) Sonata.  (Solo harpsichord)
-André Campra (1660-1744). Entrée Espagnole (Dance from L’Europe galante)
-Folies d’Espagne (Dance)

Baroque France
-François Couperin (1668-1733).  Selections from Piéces de Clavecin  (Solo Harpsichord)
-André Campra (1660-1744). Turkish Dance (from L’Europe Galante - Dance of Turkish character set to French music)
-Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687).  Passacaille d’Armide.  (Dance)

Baroque Italy
-Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).  Sonata.  (Baroque oboe & Harpsichord)
-André Campra (1660-1744).  Pulcinella (Dance from Les Fetes Venitiennes) 
-Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751). Burlesque (Baroque Oboe & Harpsichord)
-Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687).  Harlequina (Dance from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme) 

A Musical Closer from Germany
-Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). Suite  (Baroque Oboe & Harpsichord)

 

 

Paige Whitley-Bauguess
Paige Whitley-Bauguess

BAROQUE DANCER Paige Whitley-Bauguess interprets, recreates, and performs Baroque theatre dance in venues all over the world. A recent presenter wrote “what you do is excellent--artistic--interesting--historic--and downright exciting not to mention fun…one could not ask for more,” (Steven Cooksey, Shenandoah University).

Paige is director of the Baroque Arts Project in North Carolina and producer of two baroque dance DVDs: Introduction to Baroque Dance-Dance Types and Dance of the French Baroque Theatre. In addition to her artistic collaborations with dance partner Thomas Baird, Paige has stage directed baroque operas for UNC-Chapel Hill, Wingate University, Bloomington Early Music Festival, Magnolia Baroque Festival (with Baird), Peabody Conservatory, and East Carolina University. She has served on the faculties of Twin Cities Early Music Festival Baroque Instrumental Program, Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Modern Early Music Institute, East Coast Baroque Dance Workshop at Rutgers University, Stanford Baroque Dance Workshop, and Tokyo Baroque Dance Society workshops. Whitley-Bauguess is a former member of the New York Baroque Dance Company and holds an MA in Dance History from the University of California at Riverside and a BFA in Ballet from the NC School of the Arts where she also attended high school. Visit Paige at www.BaroqueDance.co

Leon Schelhase
Leon Schelhase

Leon Schelhase, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, found himself resonating with Baroque music from an early age. His musical studies brought him to the harpsichord early on, and subsequently landed him in the United States where he has rapidly become sought after as both soloist and continuo performer.

A recipient of the American Bach Soloists’ prestigious Goldberg Prize, Leon’s solo performances have been praised as “exquisite” and filled with “virtuosity” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, and his continuo playing described as revealingclean and clear lines… always distinct within the surrounding textures.” Having lived and studied in Boston, Leon has had the privileged of performing with Emmanuel Music, Ensemble Florilege, and the Gardener Museum Orchestra. His involvement with conductor-less string band A Far Cry, described by the Montpelier Times Argus as “matching [the soloists’] tasteful ornamenting with unusual sensitivity,” culminated in an appearance as guest artist on their first CD “Debut”. But Leon’s most notable musical collaboration in Boston has been with Cambridge Concentus, an ensemble specializing in the music of Bach, and of which he is a founding member.  In 2009, famed conductor Joshua Rifkin directed the ensemble in an epoch-making performance of JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion on tour in Japan.

Leon holds a BMus (Hons) from the University of Cape Town, and a Master’s Degree in Historical Performance from Boston University where he was a student of Peter Sykes. He currently resides in Philadelphia where his local and broader involvement in early music is evident with performances with his chamber ensemble, Old City Music, La Rocinante (Colombia), Ars Antiqua, the Philadelphia Bach Festival Orchestra and New York State Baroque, Pegasus Early Music (Rochester, NY) and continuo accompanist fellow at the Baroque Performance Institute, Oberlin, OH.  He appeared as guest soloist with the American Bach Soloists, CA and served as Assistant Conductor in Handel’s TESEO at the Chicago Opera Theater. Leon joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012. His latest recording of solo harpsichord music, ‘PHANTASTICUS’, was issued in 2015.

 

Geoffrey Burgess
Geoffrey Burgess

Geoffrey Burgess has played Baroque oboe around the globe for over thirty years. A key figure in the early-instrument revival in Australia, and for twenty years a member of Les Arts Florissants in Paris, Geoffrey appears regularly with the Washington Bach Consort, Philadelphia Bach Festival, Concert Royal, and Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble, Publick Musick (Rochester), New York State Baroque, and Old City Music in Philadelphia. Burgess is also an active scholar, with a PhD on French Baroque opera from Cornell University, and the award-winning study The Oboe, written in collaboration with Bruce Haynes. Well-Tempered Recorders: Friedrich von Huene and the Making of Early Music in a New World was released in 2015, and his critical edition of Haynes’ Nachlass, The Pathetick Musician: Moving an Audience in the Age of Eloquence is due for release next month. In addition to numerous recordings of orchestral and operatic repertoire, Geoffrey solo recordings include music of the Bach Family, contemporary commissions, and Classical chamber music with the Cambini Winds. Dr Burgess has taught at Stony Brook, Duke, and Columbia Universities, as well as on the faculties of Oberlin, Longy and Amherst summer schools. He is currently Baroque Oboe Instructor at Temple University and the Eastman School of Music. 

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