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Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Comedy from Lully’s 17th Century France

Fri, Oct 7, 20227:30 pm
Doors open
House Doors: 7:00PM Front Doors: 6:30PM
Jennifer Velva Bernstein Performance Hall
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Kingston Baroque Consort

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme tells the story of middle class Mr. Jourdain who dreams of becoming a gentleman, with comedic results. This concert production features the full KBC ensemble, with special guests Edgar Tumak and Debra Donaldson (Baroque dancers), and Craig Walker (Narration).

The KBC is Kingston’s newest orchestra devoted wholly to Historically Informed practice of music from the Baroque era. Founded by Katie Legere, Jeff Hamacher, Julia McFarlane, and Michael Capon, the KBC is a collective of professional musicians drawn from the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and the wider community.  

Violins: Gisele Dalbec-Szczesniak, Andrew Dicker, Lisa Draper, Venetia Gauthier, Danielle Lennon, and Julia McFarlane
Viola: Eileen Beaudette
Cello/Gamba: Jeff Hamacher
Flute: William Egnatoff
Recorders: Jason Hawke (and gamba), Heather Schreiner
Bassoon and recorder: Katie Legere
Harpsichord: Michael Capon

Thanks to the City of Kingston Arts Fund and Ballytobin Foundation for their generous funding.