ABS continues its collaboration with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Monday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. when violone player Steven Lehning leads a public master class on performing basso continuo. Mr. Lehning, who has performed with ABS since their first concerts and also serves as the company’s artistic administrator, librarian, and all around wellspring of knowledge and expertise, will coach the Conservatory’s finest in the art of Baroque group accompaniment.
The continuo instruments are the low strings and keyboard instruments that provide a coordinated support and harmonic foundation in much of the Baroque repertoire. Groups of Conservatory violoncellists, harpsichordists, and bassists will work with Mr. Lehning on techniques of listening, realizing accompaniments, and working together to form the ideal “Baroque sound.”
The master class is free and open to the public. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is located at 50 Oak Street, close to BART and MUNI stops. For more information about this and other upcoming free public master classes by the musicians of American Bach Soloists, please visit our website here.