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Music Program presents

Premiere Performance of the Bard Baroque Ensemble

Friday, May 10, 2013

[Premiere Performance of the Bard Baroque Ensemble]

The Bard Baroque Ensemble presents Besides Bach, a treasury of historical music from composers including Schütz, Scarlatti, Biber, and others who directly influenced the era's most well-known musician. Featuring Caldara's vocal canons, Frescobaldi's trombone canzonas, and Corelli's flashy Folia variations, this program shows how the intense beauty of baroque music blossomed well before anyone knew the name of J.S. Bach.

About the group:

The newly-formed Bard Baroque Ensemble is dedicated to the exploration and performance of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Comprised of talented musicians from the Conservatory and the College, the group features vocalists alongside string, wind, brass, and percussion soloists. Their repertoire ranges from chamber sonatas and canzonas, to sacred motets, secular arias and even country dance music. In weekly rehearsals, ensemble members learn various historical performance practices and improvisatory techniques, which are then incorporated into the their musical interpretations. Future plans in the 2013-14 season include performances of Couperin's Les Nations and a semi-staged Scarlatti serenata. 

For more information, call 845-758-6294, or e-mail abonus@bard.edu.

Location: László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building