Bastille Day: A French Baroque Celebration

Bask in the rich sonority of Baroque violins and violas da gamba with harpsichord, while contemplating some of the queries of musical life in France before and after the French 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?

ABCs’ artistic director, Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba, will be joined by Jeanne Johnson and Margaret Humphrey, Baroque violins; Webster Williams, viola da gamba and Barbara Weiss, harpsichord, in a program featuring works by Leclair, Marais and Couperin, le Grand.

Two performances:

Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Oakley United Methodist Church
607 Fairview Road
Asheville, NC  28803

Tickets at the door: $20 (plus NC state sales tax and credit card fee).

Sunday, July 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Carolina Music Museum
516 Buncombe St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Tickets at the door: $20 (plus credit card fee).