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Top Baroque Chamber Musicians Perform

by | Sep 25, 2019 | Arts & Entertainment, News

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DAVIDSON –Members of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, David Wilson, Martie Perry, Barbara Krumdieck and Barbara Weiss, will bring an interesting and unique program to Organ at Davidson on October 14 at 7:30 p.m.  The two Baroque violins and cello will be joined by a small, portable pipe organ with one rank of pipes in historic style.

The concert is in the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main Street in Davidson. All programs in the Organ at Davidson series are free (with donations encouraged), and are followed by a Friends of the Organ meet-the-artist reception immediately after the performance.

October’s program features music of Heinrich Biber (1644-1704). Biber was one of the greatest violinists of his generation, and he remains the undisputed master of the technique called scordatura, or the tuning of the strings of an instrument in a non-standard way. He wrote two volumes of music using scordatura: the Rosary Sonatas, for one violin with continuo, and Harmonia Artificiosa for two violins and continuo. The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players will perform works from each of these volumes on the concert.

The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, co-founded by Barbara Krumdieck and her sister Frances Blaker, is a period instrument orchestra which performs instrumental concerts as well as concerts with various choirs throughout the southeastern United States, including Bach Akademie of Charlotte, S.C. Bach, Charlotte Master Chorale and Raleigh Bach Soloists. All the musicians are specialists in early music and perform on period instruments.

The next program on the series, on November 11, features Clara Gerdes.

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