Chatham Baroque and wooden flute virtuoso Chris Norman bring to life the energetic dance music of Maritime Canada, as well as the elegant sonatas from the parlours of the British Isles and the salons of Colonial New England. Emphasizng the music's roots in 16th- through 19th-century Scotland, England, and Ireland, and its transmission to North America, the concert also explores the melding of Italian art music with traditional fiddle music of Scotland.
Pre-concert lecture begins at 6:30
Chatham Baroque is thrilled to be returning to the faculty of the Madison Early Music Festival to participate in a week-long colloquium of master-classes, performances, and lessons. This years festival focuses on North American musical roots laid during Colonial times. During this year of the Presidential election MEMF looks back to the early music of our nation, from the early Colonists in the 1600's, the Revolutionary era, all the way to the Civil War. The music of Canada from Cape Breton and Acadia will also be featured.