Sept. 2, 7 p.m. Labor Day Concert featuring Händel’s Complete Recorder Sonatas

Join us for our 6th traditional Labor Day Concert featuring French recorder player Heloise Dégrugillier and Bálint Karosi on the harpsichord in a program of the complete recorder sonatas by G. F. Händel. These sonatas exhibit a variety of styles including fugual writing, the French style, dances and the fashionable Italianate style. Few other collections demonstrate the wit and the complexity of the fifty-year-old master than the Op. 1.

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The concert is followed by our traditional rootbeer floats reception in our picturesque courtyard in the Back Bay. Tickets at the door are $15 for General Admission and $10 for students and seniors.


Heloise Degrugillier has worked extensively as both a recorder performer and teacher throughout Europe and the United States. She has performed with leading period ensembles, including the Boston Early Music Festival Opera, Newport Baroque, Harmonious Blacksmith, and the Dunya Ensemble. Recent performances included concerts with Mercury Baroque in Houston, Texas, and a concert at the Indianapolis Early Music festival that was praised by the Indianapolis Nuvo – “Recorder players Justin Godoy and Heloise Degrugillier blended their dissimilar-looking instruments to near perfection.” Heloise also enjoys an active teaching career, working with the Amherst Early Music Festival, Boston Recorder Society, Recorder Guild of New York, Pinewoods Early Music Week, and others. She has recently completed her studies in the Alexander Technique and has a Masters in Music from the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands. She studied recorder with Heiko ter Scheggett, Saskia Coolen, and Pedro Memelsdorff.




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