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Bastille Day: A French Baroque Celebration!
July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$7 – $20
Asheville Baroque Concerts
Jeanne Johnson and Margaret Humphrey, baroque violins
Gail Ann Schroeder and Webster Williams, violas da gamba
Barbara Weiss, harpsichord
Works by Leclair, Marais and Couperin le Grand
Bask in the rich sonority of 18th-century violins and violas da gamba with harpsichord while contemplating a few of the enigmas of musical life in France before and after the revolution: Why are there so few original French harpsichords in existence today? Were any musicians beheaded during the storming of the Bastille? And who murdered the famous violinist Jean-Marie Leclair?