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Lecture  |  More About What’s Baroque about Baroque Music?

John Burkhalter

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.

» Read more about The Princeton Festival’s two Baroque Orchestra concerts and the Choral Concert with Baroque Orchestra

John Burkhalter

John Burkhalter IIIJohn 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.