Filigree Baroque, an all-female group stemming from Juilliard, is a powerful arrangement of musicians specializing in early music and education. They create engaging, historically informed performances that bring history to life through telling stories and celebrating creativity. Their very name Filigree, or delicate ornamental work, reflects the intricate detail they bring to their music making.
2015 marks the 350th birthday of Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, an important French Baroque composer highly favored by King Louis XIV. A clever self-promoter, de La Guerre augmented her exceptional musical talents with a combination of shrewd risk taking, perceptive pragmatism, and persuasive ability.
Filigree Baroque’s program will transport audiences back to the 17th century, recreating a performance similar to what audiences would have heard at one of Jacquet’s famous house concerts. In addition to showcasing de La Guerre's range and compositional prowess, Filigree Baroque will further bring this fascinating woman to life through readings of her prefaces and letters, as well as poems by her contemporaries.
A light reception will immediately follow the concert. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call 212-923-8008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.