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Baroque Concerto Winner's Concert

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Performed from Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

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Program

Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Concerto Op. 4 in E Minor, No. 2, RV 279
     I. Allegro
     II. Largo
     III. Allegro
Ryan Chen, violin

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Cello Concerto Op. 26 in D Major, No. 6, PB 377 
     I. Allegro
     II. Largo
     III. Allegro
Rocío López Sánchez, cello

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Violin Concerto Op. 3 in D Major, No. 9, RV 230
     I. Allegro  
     II. Larghetto 
     III. Allegro 
Gabriel Anker, violin

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Harpsichord Concerto No.3 in D Major, BWV 1054 
     I. [no tempo marking]
     II. Adagio e piano sempre
     III. Allegro
Caitlyn Koester, harpsichord

About the Baroque Ensemble

Led by directors Corey Jamason and Elisabeth Reed, this evening will feature the winners of the 2020-2021 Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition.

SFCM’s Baroque Ensemble performs music of the 17th and 18th centuries in orchestral and chamber settings. As a member of the Ensemble, you’ll gain a sense of period performance practices and expand your repertoire with Baroque masterworks that have served as the foundation for the compositional development of Western harmony and voice leading.

The instrumentation of the Baroque Ensemble is fluid; repertoire dictates which instruments are needed. In most cases, nearly all instruments and voice types can participate. You’ll use either your primary instrument or its period equivalent. Whether you’re versed in the repertoire or are playing continuo for the first time, it’s a chance to explore historical performance practice with peers from a variety of disciplines.

A variety of pieces have been performed in the recent past, including Handel’s Ode for St. Cecelia, Semele, Serse, Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare, Ariodante, Rodelinda, Atalanta, Agrippina, Alcina, Monteverdi’s L’incoronatione di Poppea, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Charpentier's Les arts florrisants. The ensemble has also participated in the premieres of new works by SFCM composition faculty members Mason Bates and Elinor Armer.