Baroque & Beyond
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Versailles - Jennifer Streeter, recorder, is featured, along with baroque violinist Gesa Kordes; Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba; and Beverly Biggs, harpsichord. The program highlights works of the French baroque with music by Francois Couperin and his contemporaries. Couperin, called Le Grand, wrote masterful music evoking the sensibilities of the French court, His music includes bird songs, lullabies, and rousing dance rhythms.
016 3:00 PM
Brilliant compositions for two harpsichords, from late-baroque Handel to early-classical Haydn. Music includes works by three sons of Bach: Johann Christian (the London Bach); J.C.F. (youngest of Johann Sebastian’s composer sons); and Wilhelm Friedemann (the eldest) whose two-harpsichord sonata is simply stunning. Harpsichordists Beverly Biggs & Elaine Funaro enjoy a ten-year history as duo harpsichordists, which includes regional performances, touring with baroque programs, and world and national premieres of new works.