“Rebels and Rivalries”
Friday, February 17, 2017
7:30pm Pre-concert talk
Did you know that J. S. Bach almost got into a duel after insulting a second-rate bassoonist in his band? Or that Jean-Marie Leclair refused to play second fiddle to his violinist colleague Jean-Pierre Guignon? This program presents pieces from the Baroque by both famous and lesser-known composers, interspersed with anecdotes that shed light on the composers’ tangled lives. This engaging program offers a window into the human side of Baroque repertoire.
Winners of the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the 2014 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition, Montreal-based ensemble Infusion Baroque seeks to draw a new audience to early music by integrating chamber music performance and other artistic media. Infusion Baroque has performed across Eastern Canada and the United States, including appearances at the Montreal Baroque Festival and Boston Early Music Fringe Festival.
“Infusion Baroque shaped the music from the very first note. They were dynamic and alive. They had no fear.”
~ Early Music America Magazine