The Scottish Connection

Infusion Baroque with Meagan Zantingh, mezzo-soprano

General Audience
Early Music

Eighteenth-century composers and audiences were fascinated by the rhythms and colours of traditional Scottish songs. This intimate concert features arrangements of Scottish folk tunes by Francesco Geminiani, Franz Joseph Haydn, and others.

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Musical Programme

Sonata II “Bush aboon Traquair” - Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Andante - [Allegro]

The Last Time I Came O’er the Moor - François Hippolyte Barthelemon (1741-1808)

The Country Lass - F. Geminiani
Andante - Allegro Andante

My Boy Tammy - Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Lady Ann Bothwell’s Lament - F. Geminiani
Affetuoso - Allegro - [Affetuoso]

Sleepy Body
F. J. Haydn & F. Geminiani

Trio Sonata in G major / Sonate en trio en sol majeur - William McGibbon (1690-1756)
Adagio - Allegro - Largo - Allegro

The Bush a boon Traquair - William Shield (1748-1829)

Sonata III “The Last Time I Came O’er the Moor” - F. Geminiani
[Andante] - Grave - Allegro

The Ploughman - F. J. Haydn


Creative Team:

Performed by Infusion Baroque, with Meagan Zantingh, mezzo-soprano 

Alexa Raine-Wright, recorder 

Sallynee Amawat, baroque violin 

Andrea Stewart, baroque cello 

Rona Nadler, harpsichord  

Emily Gan - Filming, Editing 

Michael Shu - Second camera

Haruka Nagata - Recording/Mixing Engineer

Creation Date:



Fully produced full-length "film-concert"


Embedded public YouTube video on your organization's website

Running Time:

46 minutes


English and French titles and programme notes, sung in English

Add-on Options:

  • Educational capsule: early music, women in music

  • Online Q&A

  • Interactive Online Masterclasses for stings and early music

  • Social Media Takeovers


Recent Digital Performances:

  • The Scottish Connection was released on YouTube in December 2020

  • #virtuELLES - a web series and social media campaign celebrating women of the past and present making music at home


Infusion Baroque draws new audiences to early music through a truly captivating concert experience, deftly combining seasoned musicianship with theatrical elements. Playing music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on historical instruments, the four women of Infusion Baroque enthrall audiences across North America with their creative and interactive programming.

Infusion’s newest touring program “Virtuosa” tells the stories of historical women performers who made their mark despite facing considerable barriers and stigma. Other programming includes “Who Killed Leclair?”, an interactive murder mystery soirée based on the unsolved murder of the famous musician; “Rebels and Rivalries”, featuring scandalous stories from the lives of great composers; and “Son of a Bach!”, which narrates the multigenerational saga of the famous musical family.

Infusion Baroque performs with “polish, energy, and finely-honed style… merrily breaking established traditions” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Their most recent recording of newly discovered quintets by G.A. Kreüsser was nominated for an Opus Prize by the Conseil Québecois de musique, and was praised as “superb… combining spontaneity and abandon with technical perfection” (Fanfare). The ensemble’s debut recording of trio sonatas by C.P.E. Bach was described as “real baroque … gripping and full of character” (Radio-Canada). Since 2017, Infusion Baroque has been exploring the lives of historical women performers through The Virtuosa Project, including concerts, a web video series, and an upcoming recording and documentary.