Who Killed Leclair?
$20 / $15 Seniors / $10 Students / free for children under 12, accompanied by an adult
Alexa Raine-Wright, baroque flute
Sallynee Amawat, baroque violin
Andrea Stewart, baroque cello
Rona Nadler, harpsichord
Deuxième récréation de musique, Op. 8 - Jean-Marie Leclair
Sonata in C major, Op. 3 No. 4 - Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville
Trio sonata in A major, Op. 4 No. 1 - Jean-Pierre Guignon
Trio sonata in G minor, Op. 13 No. 6 - J. M. Leclair
Trio Sonata in E major, Op. 5 No. 3 - Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Deuxième récréation de musique, Op. 8 - J. M. Leclair
Music, mystery and intrigue are the order of the evening in this innovative concert experience! In Who Killed Leclair?, Montreal-based ensemble Infusion Baroque weaves a lively investigation of the murder of composer Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) into performances of several of his trio sonatas and works by his talented colleagues and rivals. This performance is part of a Midwestern tour that includes Milwaukee, Chicago, Columbus and Pittsburgh.
The ensemble is also promoting their debut album, 1747: C.P.E. Bach, which was released in February 2017. The recording features five trio sonatas by C.P.E. Bach that combine early classical elegance with a wide emotional range, showcasing their impeccable ensemble playing and brilliant virtuosity. The album is available for purchase on CD and for download on major digital music providers including Naxos, Amazon, and iTunes.
With performances described as “dynamic and alive” and a stage presence that is “poised and elegant”, the Montréal-based ensemble seeks to draw a new audience to early music by integrating chamber music performance and other artistic media. Winners of the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the 2014 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition, Infusion Baroque’s innovative programmes have featured live painting, scandalous stories from the lives of great composers, and an interactive murder mystery soirée. Infusion Baroque has performed across Eastern Canada and the United States, including appearances at the Montreal Baroque Festival, the Boston Early Music Fringe Festival, and the San Francisco Early Music Society. In 2017 Infusion Baroque continues their U.S. tour including engagements with the Houston Early Music Festival, and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. For all concert dates please see: infusionbaroque.com