Hailed by The Portland Press Herald for "virtuosity, balance and charm," Ensemble Chaconne enthralls audiences with dramatic period-instrument performances of Renaissance & Baroque music. Founded in 1985, the group tours internationally from London's National Gallery to Atlanta's famed Spivey Hall.Concerts include music of Shakespeare's plays; gems from France's grand century (1650-1750), with dancers if desired; Handel, Vivaldi, Baroque masters; Renaissance Christmas; musical portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Members: Peter H. Bloom (historical flutes), Carol Lewis (viola da gamba), Olav Chris Henriksen (lutes/early guitars); guest artists Burcu Gulec, Anne Azéma, Ken Pierce Baroque Dancers. Outreach: lecture-demos, master classes, other activities Hear the group on Measure for Measure: Music of Shakespeare's Plays (Americas Musicworks). Ensemble Chaconne is a member of Early Music America's Touring Roster, New England States Touring Roster, and SC Artists in Education Roster.
Profile Type: Artist