Kingston Baroque Consort Presents “L’arte del arco: Italian Music for Strings”

Published on: 2022/12/27 - in Entertainment

On Friday, January 20 at 5:15pm, the Kingston Baroque Consort (KBC) will present “L’arte del arco: Italian Music for Strings” at St James Church (10 Union St, Kingston). The concert, which is the third of four in the KBC’s second season, will feature special guest cellist Elinor Frey, one of Canada’s leading Baroque specialists.

The program will include sinfonias by Legrenzi, Sammartini, and Caldara, concerti by Dall’Abaco and Corelli, and a solo concerto in C major for Violoncello Piccolo by Sammartini performed by Frey.

Tickets for the concert cost $25 for adults, $10 for students, and are free for those under 17. They can be purchased by emailing, calling 613-217-5099, in person at Novel Idea (156 Princess St), or at the door with cash, check, or interac e-transfer.

In addition to the concert, there will also be an open coaching session with Elinor Frey on Saturday, January 21 from 10am to noon at Harrison-LeCaine Hall on the Queen’s University campus. Those interested in auditing or participating in the workshop can contact for more information.

The Kingston Baroque Consort is a collective of professional musicians, founded by Katie Legere, Jeff Hamacher, Julia McFarlane, and Michael Capon, and is dedicated to the Historically Informed practice of music from the Baroque era. It is the newest orchestra of its kind in Kingston:

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: Jason Hawke (and gamba), Heather Schreiner
Bassoon and recorder: Katie Legere
Harpsichord: Michael Capon

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