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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October 08 2016
Oct-08-2016
Dryden Ensemble's Autumn Benefit: Festa d'Autunno.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 A special event hosted by Judith Scheide featuring soprano Julianne Baird.  
An Italian feast and silent auction will follow the concert. Reservations required. 609-466-8541 or contact drydenensemble@gmail.com.
 
October 29 2016
Oct-29-2016
GOLDEN AGE OF THE COUNTERTENOR – Our 2016-2017 Season Opener.

La Fiocco opens its new season with international opera star Ray Chenez, countertenor, a First Prize winner of the 2014 George London Award, and emerging artist countertenor Daniel Moody, a Tanglewood Festival young artist. With La Fiocco** period instrument ensemble. Virtuosic arias and duos by Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi, & Vinci.  Instrumental overtures by Purcell & Handel, and Giuseppe Sammartini's Concerto for soprano recorder, strings, and continuo in F Major. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 7:30PM 
United Methodist Church 
7 Vandeventer Ave., 
Princeton, NJ

$25 general audience, $10 students, free to 12 & younger with an adult. 
At the door (cash/check) or click here to purchase tickets online.   For more information, visit lafiocco.org
This concert will also be presented on October 30th at 3 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury, PA.

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music
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October 30 2016
Oct-30-2016
GOLDEN AGE OF THE COUNTERTENOR – 2016-2017 Season Opener.

La Fiocco opens its new season with international opera star Ray Chenez, countertenor, a First Prize winner of the 2014 George London Award, and emerging artist countertenor Daniel Moody, a Tanglewood Festival young artist. With La Fiocco** period instrument ensemble. Virtuosic arias and duos by Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi, & Vinci.  Instrumental overtures by Purcell & Handel, and Giuseppe Sammartini's Concerto for soprano recorder, strings, and continuo in F Major. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 3 PM 
Trinity Episcopal Church 
6587 Upper York Road
Solebury, PA

$25 general audience, $10 students, free to 12 & younger with an adult. 
At the door (cash/check) or click here to purchase tickets online.   For more information, visit lafiocco.org

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music
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November 05 2016
Nov-05-2016
Dryden Ensemble** season opener:  From Corelli to Bach. Make It A Double! 
Glorious concertos by masters of the form: Corelli, Vivaldi, Muffat, Handel, and Bach, including the Bach Double for two violins and Vivaldi's doubles for pairs of oboes and cellos.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM. 
Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ
This concert will be also be presented on Sunday, November 6, 3 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA

Tickets available online, by mail or at the door General admission - $25; students-free with ID;  

For more information, visit:  drydenensemble.org or call 609-466-8541 

**Dryden Ensemble is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

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