Smart Bets: French Baroque Celebration

With Pan Harmonia on hiatus until the start of its 19th season on Sept. 9, its sister organization is ready to fill the local chamber music void. On Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m., Asheville Baroque Concerts brings its Bastille Day: A French Baroque Celebration! program to Oakley United Methodist Church. Artistic director Gail Ann Schroeder teams up with fellow viola da gamba player Webster Williams as well as baroque violinists Jeanne Johnson and Margaret Humphrey, and Barbara Weiss on harpsichord. Works by Leclair, Marais and Couperin le Grand will be performed and aim to inspire contemplation of musical life in France before and after the revolution. $20. ashevillebaroque.org. Photo courtesy of Asheville Baroque Concerts

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Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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