The Baroque era is a period or style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1730. It is a period when composers and musicians made changes in musical notation and developed new instrument playing techniques. Early music expert and performer John Burkhalter will discuss Baroque music and instruments with a focus on pieces being performed during the Festival’s 2020 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. 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.