This evening’s concert will be dedicated in memory of Joseph Henson Markham. He passed away at age 85 on December 24, 2019. Henson was Friday Musicale’s first male president on our board. He served in this role from 2010 thru 2012. Henson’s mother, Wilma also was a past president from 1955 thru 1957. Henson was a true patron and promoter of classical music throughout his life. He was very active with Friday Musicale. He will be missed.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:00pm
Infusion Baroque draws new audiences to early music through a truly captivating concert experience, deftly combining seasoned musicianship with theatrical elements. Playing music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on historical instruments, the four women of Infusion Baroque enthrall audiences across North America with their creative and interactive programming.
Winners of the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the 2014 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition, their performances have been described as “dynamic and alive” (Early Music America) with “polish, energy, and finely-honed style… merrily breaking established traditions” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Infusion Baroque’s debut album, 1747: C.P.E. Bach, released in early 2017, has been described as “real baroque … gripping and full of character” (Radio-Canada).
The ensemble is known for the theatrical elements incorporated into their colourful performances. Who Killed Leclair?, an interactive murder mystery soirée, is based on the unsolved murder of the famous musician; Rebels and Rivalries is based on scandalous stories from the lives of great composers; and Son of a Bach! follows the diverging paths taken by members of the famous musical family. Past projects have included Music in Colour, featuring live painting by visual artist Sylvia Chan; and L’arte di Corelli, which combines Italian chamber music with projections of Baroque artworks.
Infusion Baroque regularly appears with major early music presenters across North America including the San Francisco Early Music Society, Early Music Now (Milwaukee), Columbus Early Music, Houston Early Music, and Indianapolis Early Music. Infusion Baroque also presents three original programs each year in Montreal, and has performed in the Montreal Baroque Festival and with the Montreal Arts Council on Tour.
Alexa Raine-Wright, Baroque flute & recorder
Sallynee Amawat, Baroque violin
Andrea Stewart, Baroque cello
Rona Nadler, harpsichord