The French dance suite has been one of composers’ favorite genres for centuries. The variety and contrasts inherent to this form – from sensuous sarabands to jaunty gigues – makes them a perfect platform to highlight individual style. From one of the first published female composers, Élizabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, and Johann Sebastian Bach to modernists like Camille Saint-Saëns and György Ligeti, we explore the simple charm of dance music.
Johann Sebastian Bach: ‘Prelude’ from Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor
Keiran Campbell, cello
Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre: Pièces de clavessin, from Suite in A Minor
Elliot Figg, harpsichord
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Le Rappel des Oiseaux
Henry Kramer, piano
György Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
Alicia McQuerrey, flute
Kevin Pearl, oboe
JJ Koh, clarinet
Catherine Chen, bassoon
Camille Saint-Saens: Septet for Trumpet, Strings, and Piano
Ansel Norris, trumpet
Ravenna Lipchik and Felicity James, violin
Olivia Chew, viola
Daniel Lelchuk, cello
Paul Macres, bass
Timothy Lovelace, piano
American-Australian violinist Felicity James joined the Minnesota Orchestra as Associate Concertmaster in 2018, at the age of twen...
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ravenna began studying the violin at age four. She made her debut with the Milwaukee Symp...
Olivia Chew, a native of Long Island, will join the Seattle Symphony Orchestra starting their 2020-2021 season. Prior to that, she...
Keiran Campbell was drawn to the cello after he stumbled across one in his grandmother’s basement and was baffled by its size. ...
Daniel Lelchuk was appointed Assistant Principal cellist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in Fall 2013 by music director Ca...
Minnesota native Paul Macres is a bassist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with many ensembles across t...
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
This is Alicia’s fourth season at LAMF. She and her daughter, Lola look forward to coming up nort’ all year. They’ve found...
Oboist Kevin Pearl is the newly appointed assistant principal/second oboe of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his appoi...
Clarinetist JJ Koh is principal clarinetist of the Madison Symphony and enjoys an active life as a performer and a teacher. He was...
Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as "assured and startlingly lyrical", Catherine Chen joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra a...
Trumpeter Ansel Norris has distinguished himself as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician of enthusiasm and diverse taste. He...
Avery Fisher Career Grant
Pianist Henry Kramer is developing a reputation as a pianist of rare sensitivity who combines versatile programming and “astonis...
University of Minnesota, faculty
“The superb collaborations of pianist Timothy Lovelace can’t be understated,” wrote Gramophone magazine about Forgotten Roma...