Gems of the Obscure​

Sunday, June 2nd at 3 p.m.

St. Giles Chapel
Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community

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Gems of the Obscure

Sunday, June 2nd at 3 p.m.
St. Giles Chapel
Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community
1617 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC

Gail Ann Schroeder, Viola da Gamba
Daniel Swenberg, Lute and Theorbo

Works by Hacquart, Kühnel, St. Luc, and Cappus.

A pay-as-you-can event. All donations are gratefully appreciated

ABCs’ artistic director, Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba, and Daniel Swenberg on lute and theorbo, join forces in a program of beautiful solos and duos by composers you’ve most likely never heard of! Fall in love with the most obscure composers of the Baroque era who were revered in their lifetimes, but didn’t quite make it into the music history books.

Works by Carolus Hacquart, August and Johann Michael Kühnel, LeMoyne, St. Luc, and Jean Cappus.

Guest Artists

Daniel Swenberg

North Carolina native, Daniel Swenberg, specializes in Renaissance and Baroque performance practice, with special devotion to the role of basso continuo playing and the instruments central to its practice: theorbo, chitaronne, Renaissance and Baroque lutes and early guitars. He studied with Pat O’Brien at the Mannes College of Music where he earned a Masters Degree in Historical Performance. Prior to his concentration on lutes, Daniel studied Musicology at Washington University (St. Louis) and obtained a B.M. in classical guitar from the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has performed with a myriad of ensembles both in the US and abroad, including ARTEK, Metropolitan Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Tafelmusik, Apollo’s Fire, Les Violons du Roy, Piffaro, Musica Pacifica and Stadtstheater Stuttgart. Daniel is on the faculty at Julliard’s Historical Performance program.