August 4 Party like it’s 1694! Celebrating Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre
St. James Community Square
NOTE: Admission to this event is by donation, tickets are not required
Artists: Next Generation artists Ai Horton, soprano & Elana Cooper, violin, with Stéphanie Brochard, baroque dance and the Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Programme, directed by Chloe Meyers
By the age of five, harpsichord prodigy Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre could enthrall the court of Louis XIV with her performances; she went on to become one of the greatest composers and music educators of the “Grand Siècle.” In this concert, EMV Next Generation artists and members of the Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Programme explore the music of this brilliant and precocious artist. The programme features excerpts from Céphale et Procris—Elizabeth Jacquet’s only opera and the first to be written by a woman in France—and the dramatic cantata Semele, along with her violin sonata in D minor. On stage, choreographer and dancer Stephanie Brochard brings this music to life.