Engaging forums, for performers and audience members alike, annually explore a variety of topics centered on Festival concert repertoire and historical, artistic, and practical considerations of performing Baroque music today.
Saturday August 4 2018 2:00 p.m.
A Performer’s History of the Early Music Movement, a Tribute to baritone Max van Egmond, and The Glorious Court of Dresden
Begun in the first year of the ABS Academy, Public Colloquia have provided opportunities for community audience members and performers to join ABS Academy participants and their faculty in an afternoon of inquiry, ideas, and broad perspectives on each Festival’s theme. The three 45-minute sessions of this year’s colloquium will begin with the faculty of the ABS Academy as they offer their perspectives on the progress and evolution of period performance style over the past decades. A review of the rich history of Historically Informed Performance Practice—surveying the pioneering approaches of Harnoncourt & Leonhardt, Rifkin versus his opposition, and the contributions of Gardiner, Koopman, Suzuki, Herreweghe, and others—will provide a forum for ABS musicians to discuss their own different individual approaches to HIPP.