October 2, 2022 – 4:00 p.m.

Rainer Beckman

Rainer Beckman, recorder, performs with a larger variety of early music ensembles in the Philadelphia tai-state area. A member of New World Recorders and Vox Renaissance Consort, he has also appeared as featured soloist and guest musician with Tempesta di Mare, Piffaro, Mélomanie, Brandywine Baroque, Camerata Ama Deus, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, and others. He performed internationally in Europe before moving to the United States. He is a graduate of the Utrecht Conservatory of Music (Netherlands) where he studied recorder with Heiko ter Schegget, Baldrick Deerenberg, and Marion Verbruggen. Beckman is the music directory of the Philadelphia Recorder Society.

Donna Fournier

Donna Fournier plays viola da gamba and baroque cello with Brandywine Baroque, The Sylvan Consort of Viols, La Fiocco, Mélomanie and has been a guest artist with such groups as the Gamut Bach Ensemble, Philadelphia Bach Collegium, Opera Lafayette, Tempesta di Mare, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and The Philadelphia Classical Symphony. The Philadelphia Inquirer acclaimed her solo work as “poised, soulful … [and] played with particular depth.” Donna has recorded Buxtehude cantatas for PGM, Telemann trio sonatas for Lyrichord, Boismortier trio sonatas for A Casa Discos, Jaquet de La Guerre and Bousset cantatas for Plectra Music, and new music for baroque ensemble for Meyer-Music and Furious Artisans.

Marcia Kravis

Marcia Kravis holds a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory of Music where she studied with John Gibbons. She is a founding member of La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble and Ensemble Sebastian. Marcia was the harpsichordist for the American Society of Ancient Instruments for over a decade and has accompanied master classes by Julianne Baird, Marion Verbruggen, Han Tol, Sandra Miller and Saskia Coolen. She teaches harpsichord and piano privately in the Fairmont neighborhood of Philadelphia. As a harpsichordist Marcia performs solo recitals, plays with La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble, Ensemble Sebastian and other baroque groups in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas. She is an occasional guest harpsichordist and coach with the Temple Preparatory Orchestra.

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