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Lunchtime Concert Series: Lyra Lecture Recital - Naturally expressed in music with Joseph Jones, baroque bassoon

  • The Baroque Room 275 East 4th Street Suite #280 Saint Paul, MN 55118 USA (map)

The Baroque Room
Lunchtime Concert Series: Lyra Lecture Recital

Naturally expressed in music: The Pioneering style and popular success of Johann Ernst Galliard

Admission is FREE

Joseph Jones, baroque bassoon

Featuring Galliard’s Bassoon and Recorder sonatas and excerpts from his operas and other staged works.

Virtuoso oboist and composer Johann Ernst Galliard was one of a wave of talented young artists who emigrated to London in the first decades of the 18th century. In a music scene that included superstars like Handel and Geminiani, Galliard was himself a formidable presence. His compositions include charming sonatas, notable forays into all-sung english opera, and music for wildly popular pantomimes that remained in the repertory through into the 1790s. 

Joseph Jones began studying the bassoon at age twelve when his piano teacher suggested: “Joey, you might be good at the bassoon.” Joe has performed with ensembles across the country and is a recent graduate of the historical performance program at The Juilliard School. As a member of Juilliard 415 he performed under the direction of Masaki Suzuki, Stephen Stubbs, Nicholas McGegan, Rachel Podger, William Christie, Robert Mealy, and Monica Huggett, and took an exciting program of both eighteenth- and twenty-first-century music on tour in India. Joe’s playing has been praised for its “warm singing tone” and “Jones proved he could easily break the four-minute mile without missing a note” (Star Tribune). Ensembles include Les Arts Florissants, American Bach Soloists, Early Music New York, the Bach Society of Charleston, Flying Forms, Bermuda Philharmonic, and Oratory Sacred Bach. He has appeared as a soloist with Lyra Baroque Orchestra and Juilliard 415. Before moving to New York Joe was principal bassoonist for the Minnesota Sinfonia and conductor of the hundred-year-old St. Paul Postal Band. In 2013 he was awarded a McKnight Founda - tion “Next Step” grant that helped him purchase his first baroque bassoon. Among his academic honors Joe has been a Morse Teaching Fellow at Juilliard, teaching music appreciation lessons to New York public school students, and a Berneking Fellow at the University of Minnesota, performing as a concerto soloist three times. His principal bassoon teachers have been Dominic Teresi, John W. Miller, Norbert Nielubowski, and Dennis Hirst.