LES AGRÉMENTS DE MUSIQUE was founded by Minju Lee and John Burkhalter to survey the grandeur and intimacy of the musical riches associated with the courts of Louis XIII, his son and heir Louis XIV and in turn his great-grandson Louis XV. The ensemble specializing exclusively in the field of French Baroque music, performs repertory on period instrument copies of recorders and harpsichord at the Paris/ Versailles pitch of a'=392, a whole step lower than today's more common a'=440.

MINJU LEE earned her bachelor's degree in Music Composition at Hanyang University in Korea, her master's degree and Doctor of Musical Arts in Harpsichord Performance under Arthur Haas at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Artist Diploma at Oberlin Conservatory of Music under Lisa Crawford. She has many years of experience teaching harpsichord music, theory and basso continuo in the Korea National University of Art, Hanyang University and elsewhere. Ms. Lee has performed widely in Korea and the United States. Recent appearances have been with the early music groups Zorzal, The Practitioners of Musick, and La Fiocco.

JOHN BURKHALTER studied the performance of early music at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston under Daniel Pinkham and the performance of Baroque music at Harvard University under the noted Dutch recorder virtuoso, scholar and conductor, Frans Bruggen. In addition, he received valuable instruction from the distinguished Swiss Baroque oboist and recorder player Michel Piguet. Artistic Director of The Practitioners of Musick, Mr. Burkhalter also performs with Le Triomphe de l'amour, Brandywine Baroque and the Princeton University early music group Musica Alta. He regularly performs in various English Country Dance Bands, most notably, with the Germantown Colonial Assembly of Philadelphia and New York's 92nd Street Y.

For booking and other information, please contact us at harpsichord77@gmail.com.
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December 18 2017
Dec-18-2017
Riverview Early Music* presents The Riverview Consort in a program entitled "Now Winter Nights: Carols by Candlelight," a delightful performance of Christmas favorites and forgotten gems in the magical acoustic of the 1867 Sanctuary. The Riverview Consort (Abigail Chapman, soprano, John Burkhalter, recorders, and John Lacombe, lutes, will take your breath away with hauntingly beautiful melodies from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as delicate arrangements of more modern favorites. From familiar tunes like "What Child is This?" (originally the lute-song "Greensleeves") to lesser known songs like "Now Winter Nights" (originally published in 1617, but possibly your new favorite holiday song), this sublime evening in the candlelit 1867 Sanctuary is sure to be the perfect escape from seasonal hustle and bustle.  Enjoy a sample of their music at 

Monday, December 18, 2017, 8 PM at the 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ.  General Admission $20; $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary; $5 for  students with ID.  Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $15 per person.  Tickets can be purchased online (click here), reserved at the box office (cash, check or credit card) by calling 609-392-6409 or by emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org, or at the door (as space permits).

*Riverview Early Music is a member of the Guild for Early Music.




 
January 22 2018
Jan-22-2018
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society’s monthly playing session on Monday, January 22, 2018, 7-9 P.M with esteemed guest conductor Robert Butts. Please arrive at 6:30 with your instruments and music stand to set up in the Parlor Room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 South Second Ave., Highland Park, NJ. Free parking in back of the church reached via Magnolia Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. ADA handicapped accessible. 

This session is FREE to first timers and members. Please click below on on "read more about this event" for information about the Highland Park Recorder Society, future playing sessions and on our guest conductor.
 
March 17 2018
Mar-17-2018
Join La Fiocco* for a performance of music of the Italian high and late baroque, featuring guest artist Sarah Davol, baroque oboe, with Claire Smith Bermingham & Jeremy Rhizor, baroque violins, Dan McCarthy, baroque violin & viola, Anneke Schaul-Yoder, baroque cello, Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord, & artistic director Lewis R. Baratz, recorder & harpsichord.  

Featuring the Oboe Concerto in D minor of Tomaso Albinoni (Op. 9 No. 2), the Concerto in C Major (RV 87) for Recorder, Oboe, and Continuo of Antonio Vivaldi, and the Sonata for Oboe, Strings, and Continuo in G minor of Petrus Brehy, a northern composer inspired by the music of Italy.  

Saturday, March 17th, 7:30 PM 
All Saints Episcopal Church 
16 All Saints Road 
(off of Terhune Rd. / Van Dyke Rd.) 
Princeton, NJ 08540

$25 general audience, $10 students, free for 12 & under.
Cash/check at the door or click here to purchase tickets online. 

*La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.


 
March 18 2018
Mar-18-2018
Join La Fiocco* for a performance of music of the Italian high and late baroque, featuring guest artist Sarah Davol, baroque oboe, with Claire Smith Bermingham & Jeremy Rhizor, baroque violins, Dan McCarthy, baroque violin & viola, Anneke Schaul-Yoder, baroque cello, Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord, & artistic director Lewis R. Baratz, recorder & harpsichord.  

Featuring the Oboe Concerto in D minor of Tomaso Albinoni (Op. 9 No. 2), the Concerto in C Major (RV 87) for Recorder, Oboe, and Continuo of Antonio Vivaldi, and the Sonata for Oboe, Strings, and Continuo in G minor of Petrus Brehy, a northern composer inspired by the music of Italy.  

Saturday, March 18th, 3:00 PM 
Trinity Episcopal Church 
6587 Upper York Road
Solebury, PA 

$25 general audience, $10 students, free for 12 & under.
Cash/check at the door or click here to purchase tickets online. 

*La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.


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