The Scottish Connection
Infusion Baroque with Meagan Zantingh, mezzo-soprano
Eighteenth-century composers and audiences were fascinated by the rhythms and colours of traditional Scottish songs. This intimate concert features arrangements of Scottish folk tunes by Francesco Geminiani, Franz Joseph Haydn, and others.
À propos de l'œuvre
Sonata II “Bush aboon Traquair” - Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Andante - [Allegro]
The Last Time I Came O’er the Moor - François Hippolyte Barthelemon (1741-1808)
The Country Lass - F. Geminiani
Andante - Allegro Andante
My Boy Tammy - Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Lady Ann Bothwell’s Lament - F. Geminiani
Affetuoso - Allegro - [Affetuoso]
F. J. Haydn & F. Geminiani
Trio Sonata in G major / Sonate en trio en sol majeur - William McGibbon (1690-1756)
Adagio - Allegro - Largo - Allegro
The Bush a boon Traquair - William Shield (1748-1829)
Sonata III “The Last Time I Came O’er the Moor” - F. Geminiani
[Andante] - Grave - Allegro
The Ploughman - F. J. Haydn
Performed by Infusion Baroque, with Meagan Zantingh, mezzo-soprano
Alexa Raine-Wright, recorder
Sallynee Amawat, baroque violin
Andrea Stewart, baroque cello
Rona Nadler, harpsichord
Emily Gan - Filming, Editing
Michael Shu - Second camera
Haruka Nagata - Recording/Mixing Engineer
Fully produced full-length "film-concert"
Embedded public YouTube video on your organization's website
Spécifications techniques :
English and French titles and programme notes, sung in English
Spécifications techniques :
Educational capsule: early music, women in music
Interactive Online Masterclasses for stings and early music
Social Media Takeovers
The Scottish Connection was released on YouTube in December 2020
#virtuELLES - a web series and social media campaign celebrating women of the past and present making music at home
Infusion Baroque draws new audiences to early music through a truly captivating concert experience, deftly combining seasoned musicianship with theatrical elements. Playing music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on historical instruments, the four women of Infusion Baroque enthrall audiences across North America with their creative and interactive programming.
Infusion’s newest touring program “Virtuosa” tells the stories of historical women performers who made their mark despite facing considerable barriers and stigma. Other programming includes “Who Killed Leclair?”, an interactive murder mystery soirée based on the unsolved murder of the famous musician; “Rebels and Rivalries”, featuring scandalous stories from the lives of great composers; and “Son of a Bach!”, which narrates the multigenerational saga of the famous musical family.
Infusion Baroque performs with “polish, energy, and finely-honed style… merrily breaking established traditions” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Their most recent recording of newly discovered quintets by G.A. Kreüsser was nominated for an Opus Prize by the Conseil Québecois de musique, and was praised as “superb… combining spontaneity and abandon with technical perfection” (Fanfare). The ensemble’s debut recording of trio sonatas by C.P.E. Bach was described as “real baroque … gripping and full of character” (Radio-Canada). Since 2017, Infusion Baroque has been exploring the lives of historical women performers through The Virtuosa Project, including concerts, a web video series, and an upcoming recording and documentary.