Eva Legêne, recorder
Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba
Arthur Haas, harpsichord
Sunday, September 23,
at 3:00 p.m.
The series will open on 23 September with a performance by a trio consisting of Eva Legêne, recorder; Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba; and Arthur Haas, harpsichord. The program, entitled “Crossing the Rhine” will present 18th-century music from France and Germany, including works by Marais, Couperin, Rameau, Bach and others.
A student of Frans Brüggen in The Hague, Eva Legêne has served on the faculties of the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and Indiana University. She performs widely as a soloist and in collaboration with Frans Brüggen, Wieland and Bart Kuijken, John Gibbons, and the Rosenborg Trio.
Wieland Kuijken is known throughout the world as one of the premier performers on both the viola da gamba and the baroque cello. He has been on the faculties of both the Brussels and The Hague conservatories, and a leading member of the Petite Bande, the Alarius Ensemble, and the Ensemble Musique Nouvelle.
A top prize winner in the 1975 Paris harpsichord competition, Arthur Haas lived in Paris from 1975 to 1983, performing in most major French early music festivals. Praised by Le Monde for his interpretation of French keyboard music, Haas has recorded the duo-harpsichord music of Gaspard LeRoux with William Christie, solo music by D’Anglebert and Forqueray.