Arthur Haas Baroque Ensemble To Perform At Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 06 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University Artist Lecture Series will be presenting the Arthur Haas Baroque Ensemble on Monday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Alexander Fine Arts Center located on Concord’s campus at 1000 Vermillion Street in Athens, W.Va.

The concert will feature Arthur Haas, professor of Harpsichord, Early Music Performance and Continuo at Stony Brook University located in Stony Brook, New York.  He will be joined by Violinist Linda Quan, an Adjunct Artist in Music for Vassar University, and Martha McGaughey, an Early Music Teacher at Mannes College of Music in New York, who will be playing the Viola de Gamba.

Arthur Haas has studied at UCLA, The Juilliard School, Berkeley College, and in Amsterdam, making him one of the most sought-after performers and teachers of Baroque music. He is a member of the Aulos Ensemble which has done recordings of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, and Rameau.  Linda Quan earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at The Juilliard School and is a founding member of the Aulos Ensemble and Classical Quartet.  Martha McGaughey studied at UCLA and the University of Rochester and was a founding member of Musical Assembly. She has taught at the Ecole Nationale de Musique in Angoulême, France, at the Eastman School of Music, and at Stanford University.

The performance will feature period selections of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre who was a French musician, harpsichordist and composer.  She was fluently playing the harpsichord at a very young age and later became one of the few well-known women composers of her time.  The music of Jacquet de la Guerre is typical of the French style of the time. Her earlier works included keyboard pieces with unmeasured preludes which reflect the influence of an earlier generation of composers, led by Louis Couperin and her later compositions feature a more modern style like that of François Couperin.

This event is free and open to the general public. For more information contact Dr. Tim Mainland at 304-384-5305 or at


This release was written by Briana Gunter, a student in Concord’s Public Relations Workshop.

She is from Hinton, W.Va.


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