Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm (PST)
Croatian Cultural Center NW, Anacortes, WA, United States
Ticket details

$30 (students age 18 & under free); cash or check at the door

Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre — Selected works
François Couperin — Selected works
Jean-Féry Rebel — Selected works

Violinist Marc Destrubé celebrates the life and times of Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, perhaps the most successful and influential female composer of the 18th Century. Known for her lyric melodies and raucous harmonies, de la Guerre's artistry was widely admired and punctured the musical glass ceiling in 18th-century France. Harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree and Gambist Adaiha MacAdam-Somer round out the program with works by François Couperin and Jean-Féry Rebel.

About Anacortes Early Music Concert Series

The Anacortes Early Music Concert Series has brought historically informed performances featuring world-renowned musicians and rising stars to Anacortes for over a decade. Historically informed performance (period performance) is an approach in Western music which adheres to the knowledge, as it is currently known, of the instruments and performance practice of the period in which the music was conceived. Access to examples of earlier musical instruments and historical treatises are the basis on which period performance is formed. Instruments corresponding to the period of the music being performed are used, as well as technique and aesthetics of the period. Anacortes Early Music is a project of the Anacortes Arts Foundation.

About Marc Destrubé, violin

Canadian violinist Marc Destrubé is first violinist with the Axelrod String Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., where the quartet plays on the museum's collection of period instruments. Among his many performances and artistic endeavors, he serves as artistic director of the Pacific Baroque Festival in Victoria, Canada.

About Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord

Seattle-based harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree is a noted performer and teacher, with recent performances with the Seattle Symphony and the Berkeley Early Music Festival. She is the founding director of the Gallery Concerts early music series in Seattle and is currently on the early music faculty at Cornish College of the Arts.

About Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, viola da gamba

Multi-instrumentalist Adaiha MacAdam-Somer is currently adjunct professor of cello at Linfield University in Portland. She is equally at home on the cello, baroque cello, and all branches of the viola da gamba family. She performs regularly with a variety of ensembles, including Portland Baroque Orchestra and Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and serves as artistic director of Voice of the Viol.