Thursday, January 26, 2012

CHAMBER MUSIC, LECTURE THIS SUNDAY @ SHRIVER HALL

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LES VIOLONS DU ROY
Bernard Labadie, Artistic and Music Director; Maurice Steger, Recorder

WHEN: January 29, 5:30 PM
WHERE:
Johns Hopkins University, 105 Shriver Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $25; $13 students
BUY TICKETS HERE
410.516.7164

Shriver HallThis chamber orchestra borrows its name from the renowned string orchestra of the court of the French Kings. Widely acclaimed for the exceptional energy, brilliance, and vitality of its performances in the world's major venues, the Orchestra makes its Series debut with founding Artistic & Music Director Bernard Labadie and recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger in an ebullient program of works by Handel, Telemann, Sammartini and Geminiani.

Each subscription concert is preceded by a lecture, free to those holding tickets for that concert, by an expert in the music to be performed that evening. Lectures are at 4:30 PM in the Clipper Room upstairs from the Shriver Hall lobby and provide informative and entertaining insights into the works and their composers.

Dr. Susan Weiss
January 29, 2012

Peabody Faculty member Dr. Susan Weiss is a distinguished musicologist, lecturer, and author of articles and chapters in the major music journals and scholarly books. She has received awards from The National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Mu Phi Epsilon Musicological Research Award, the John Ward Fellowship at Harvard University, and was Folger Shakespeare Library Fellow, 1992.

About the sponsor
Paul and Barbara Krieger, experts in and accomplished performers of early music, endowed this concert in 2003. Paul is a distinguished pathologist on the faculty of New York University. Barbara is the Managing Director of the Vineyard Theater, an off-Broadway house that garnered a Pulitzer Prize. She also writes librettos. The Kriegers have a great love of early music and play in many ensembles. They own a collection of organs, harpsichords, and pianos as well as original and modern early wind and string instruments.