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Marischka Olech Hopcroft: French Baroque Music
March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Marischka Olech Hopcroft, PhD presents a unique and historically-informed French Baroque ensemble specializing in women composers Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre and Julie Pinel, as well as music by Lully, Couperin, Rameau, Philidor, Mouret, Tessier, and others. Performers: Marischka O. Hopcroft, harpsichord; Mariana Ramirez, soprano; Jaehuan Kim, countertenor; M. Anne Rardin, violin; Marilyn Winkle, cello; Bruce Teter, musette de cour (bagpipe), recorders; Mark Walter, recorders, Adam Gilberti, chalameaux (clarinet), percussion. Dr. Hopcroft will explain what makes the French Baroque style and aesthetic unique and accessible, why the chaconne dance was banned by the church, and the unusual French instruments featured. A costumed event.
*This performance is supported in part by a 2019 Early Music Month Mini-Grant from Early Music America