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Lecture | More About What’s Baroque about Baroque Music?
Independent Scholar, Musician, Artistic Director of The Practitioners of Musick
Thursday June 21 at 7 pm
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by The Princeton Public Library
The Baroque period is when the solo and trio sonata became a fixed form, the orchestra was born, opera blossomed, and the concerto gave virtuoso soloists the chance to show off in style. Learn more about music and instruments from the Age of the Baroque. This lecture will focus on pieces being presented in the 2018 season.
John Burkhalter studied the performance of early music at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston under Daniel Pinkham and the performance of Baroque music at Harvard University under the noted Dutch recorder virtuoso, scholar, and conductor Frans Brüggen. In addition, he received instruction from the distinguished Swiss Baroque oboist and recorder virtuoso Michel Piguet. Mr. Burkhalter is the artistic director of The Practitioners of Musick, specializing in the musical world of Eighteenth-Century Great Britain and Ireland, and the Colonial and early Federal periods in America.