Thursday, February 29, 2024 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm (EST)
Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, DC, United States
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Le Consort's four charismatic players have already achieved star status in the world of early music, earning accolades for "audacity, brilliance and... jubilant virtuosity." (Diapason d'Or) Making their first American tour, they offer a well-informed travelogue pairing music by Baroque masters including J.S. Bach and Jean-Philippe Rameau with pieces by composers less well known today, among them a recently unearthed violin sonata by a Vivaldi contemporary, Giovanni Battista Reali. And the evening will feature two magnificent settings of a centuries-old favorite, "La Follia," perhaps the Baroque era's most recognizable melody and one that still captivates today.

Pre-concert Conversation with the Artists: 6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion.

Accessible seating is available upon request. Please request ADA accommodations at least five days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or

About Le Consort

Le Consort is a leading baroque chamber ensemble co-directed by harpsichordist Justin Taylor and violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte. The group's mission is to bring together compelling musical personalities in the service of chamber music from the repertoire of the 17th and 18th Centuries.

About Augusta McKay Lodge, baroque violin

Augusta McKay Lodge is an award-winning historically informed violinist, enjoying a blossoming career as leader and soloist at a young age. Already an experienced leader in the field, McKay Lodge performs regularly as concertmaster with Les Arts Florissants and Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, and recently with Opera Fuoco at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees. She has also guest directed the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players as a substitute for Richard Egarr. In the past, she has held concertmaster of Bach Akademie Charlotte, The American Classical Orchestra, and Teatro Nuovo.