Kingston Baroque Consort Festival of Music Art and Dance, 6-14 October

2023-09-18 - 2023-10-14

KBC Festival 2023

The Kingston Baroque Consort (KBC) is pleased to present a “Festival of Music, Art, and Dance”, October 6-14, with the generous support of the Kingston Arts Council.

The Festival begins with a concert, “Enchanted Steps”, featuring dance music by Charpentier, Telemann, and Purcell, on Friday 6 October at 5:15pm at St James Church (10 Union St, Kingston). The concert will include special guest Violinist Christina Zacharias of the renowned Toronto-based Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.

On Saturday 7 October from 10am to noon, Christina Zacharias will present a workshop on “Baroque Performance practice for
instrumentalists” at the Dan School of Drama and Music on the Queen’s University campus.

On Saturday 14 October from 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Baroque dance specialist Edgar Tumak will present a workshop on “Baroque dance steps” at St James Church (10 Union St, Kingston). On the same day from 3pm to 4pm, Queen’s University Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art Gauvin Bailey will present a lecture on “Louis XIV, Versailles, the King of Siam, and Ballet-Opera Diplomacy in the 17th Century” at the Stauffer Library on the Queen’s University campus.

Festival passes cost $25 (adults) and $10 (students), and free for under 17. Passes are available by emailing, calling 613-217-5099, in person at Novel Idea (156 Princess St), or at the door with cash, cheque, or interac e-transfer.

The KBC is Kingston’s newest orchestra devoted wholly to Historically Informed practice of music from the Baroque era. Founded by Katie Legere, Jeff Hamacher, Julia McFarlane, and Michael Capon, the KBC is a collective of professional musicians drawn from the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and the wider community.

Violins: Gisele Dalbec-Szczesniak, Andrew Dicker, Lisa Draper, Venetia
Gauthier, Danielle Lennon, and Julia McFarlane
Viola: Eileen Beaudette
Cello/Gamba: Jeff Hamacher
Flute: William Egnatoff
Recorders: Heather Schreiner
Bassoon and recorder: Katie Legere
Harpsichord: Michael Capon

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