Rebels and Rogues presented by Parish House Baroque

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First Lutheran Church
1515 N Cascade Av
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
United States
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Musicians of the 17th and 18th centuries weren’t any different from people today. They too experienced lives brimming with exploits and intrigue; possessing vibrant personalities and led fascinating lives. As we remove the veneer of their powdered white wigs and dignified portraits, we uncover the obscured narratives of their pasts and their exquisite musical creations. Join Parish House Baroque for these fun-filled concerts where you will be swept away into the wonders of baroque music performed by Colorado Springs’ only professional early music ensemble along with guest violinist Jeffrey Smith.
Performances will be held in the beautiful Peel House at First Lutheran Church. Reception to follow.

Jeffrey Smith bio
Jeffrey Smith is a period violinist and violist. He has performed with many early music groups and festivals including Orchestra of New Spain, Austin Baroque Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble, Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye, the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, Bloomington Baroque Orchestra at the Bloomington Early Music Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and American Bach Soloists Summer Academy. In 2016, Jeffrey was a viola soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante at the La Petite Bande Summer Academy in Italy under the direction of Sigiswald Kuijken. Aside from his period performing, Jeffrey also continues to play the modern violin. He is a violinist in the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra, the San Juan Symphony and has performed with Opera Southwest & the Santa Fe Symphony.

Jeffrey received his Performers Diploma in Early Violin from the Historical Performance Institute of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied with Stanley Ritchie and obtained his Masters of Music in Violin from New York University, studying with Stephanie Chase and Gregory Fulkerson. His Bachelors of Music Performance is from Brigham Young University, where he studied with Alexander Woods and Monte Belknap. He has also furthered his period performance training studying with Elizabeth Blumenstock, Julie Andrijeski, Cynthia Roberts, Elizabeth Wallfisch and Shunske Sato.

Aside from his musical endeavors, Jeffrey enjoys serving as the chair of Early Music America’s Emerging Professional Leadership Council. His interests include violin making, cooking, hiking, and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.

About Parish House Baroque
Parish House Baroque draws upon varied historical sources of performance practice from the Renaissance through the early Classical period and uses them to inform our interpretations, bringing the music to life.

We strive to expand the community of people who experience and love early music performances and foster a new generation of audiences through engaging performances, outreach, and dialogue. With a core formation of baroque violin, recorders, baroque cello, and harpsichord/organ, Parish House Baroque continues to strengthen our reputation for highly expressive performances and compelling programming.

Heila Rogers

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