Music in Colour
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet – do re mi fa sol la si! Infusion Baroque collaborates with painter Sylvia Chan (www.sylviaartwork.com) in a unique event exploring the relationship between music and colour, inspired by eighteenth-century theories. Enjoy a program of chamber music by Georg Philipp Telemann, a devotee of theories of music and colour, while watching the live creation of paintings inspired by the music.
Rebels & Rivalries
Did you know that J. S. Bach almost got into a duel after insulting a second-rate bassoonist in his band? Or that Jean-Marie Leclair refused to play second fiddle to his violinist colleague Jean-Pierre Guignon? This programme presents pieces from the baroque period by both famous and lesser-known composers, interspersed with anecdotes that shed light on the composers’ tangled lives. This engaging programme offers a window into the human side of a repertoire that often seems removed from our present-day concert experience.
An Italian Voyage
Embark on a journey through the Baroque and across Europe in “An Italian Voyage”! This program presents a survey of Italianate instrumental chamber music, ranging from early seventeenth-century works by Merulo and Castello to high baroque sonatas by Sammartini, Locatelli and Telemann.
Who Killed Leclair?
Music, mystery and intrigue are the order of the evening in this innovative concert experience by Infusion Baroque! Audience members participate in an interactive role-playing game based on the unsolved mystery of the death of composer Jean-Marie Leclair, found murdered in his home on October 23, 1764. this event is both musically compelling and socially engaging, perfect for a special event or fundraiser.
Beer & Brawls
From the church and the concert hall – to the pub! Join Infusion Baroque for an artisanal beer tasting and a musical program inspired by eighteenth-century brawling, rivalry and friendly competition. Raise a glass to Telemann, who witnessed many a bar fight during his sojourn in Poland. Enjoy a Lager while debating the merits of optimism and pessimism presented in C.P.E. Bach’s Sanguineus and Melancholicus. Sip on a Saison to the serenade of French violin masters Leclair and Guignon whose Parisian rivalry extended from the stage to the salon. Nurse a stout to the sound of John Playford’s dueling violinists and imbibe an ale to the strains of Geminiani’s sonatas based on Scottish airs.
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