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SFCM Baroque Orchestra
What’s cool about this afternoon:
- Hear classic pieces by some of the most iconic baroque composers.
- Special guests include dancer Jennifer Meller and baroque oboist Marc Schachman, one of the world’s leading performers on early oboes, as well as soprano Jayne Diliberto ’22.
Artists and Program:
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for Strings in A Minor, RV 161
Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor Concerto, RV 580
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op 6, No. 4
Henry Purcell (1659-1713)
Suite in G Major, z700
André Cardinal Destouches (1672-1749)
Air from Callirhoé
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
from Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170
About SFCM’s Baroque Ensemble:
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'incoronazione 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.
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