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North Carolina Baroque Orchestra 10th Anniversary Celebration: “Les Fontaines de Versailles”

by | Nov 13, 2021

Picture the joyous play of sparkling water, cascading from the 50 fountains in the grounds of the palace at Versailles. Each fountain is different, with vast sculptures depicting wild animals, gods and goddesses from myth and legend, and with everything from waterfalls to great arcs of water to reflecting pools. This same exuberant variety will be brought forth to listeners by the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra during its 10th Anniversary celebration concerts. Taking its name from the joyful chaconne Les fontaines de Versailles, by the French composer Michel-Richard de Lalande, the program will feature works from 18th century Italy, France and Germany. Vivaldi’s concerto for two violins and 2 celli will thrill the spirit while the mysterious yet somehow cheerful Carillon des Morts, by Michel Corrette, will send shivers of both fear and pleasure down your spine. Soul-satisfying beauty and vigorous excitement will be the order of the day. One of the aims during NCBO’s Anniversary project is to give as many orchestra members as possible a chance to shine forth, sometimes from within a rich orchestral texture, and other times as a soloist in a concerto.  Telemann’s concerto for flute and recorder will showcase NCBO conductor Frances Blaker in her other guise as recorder player extraordinaire. The varied program will shine a spotlight on players throughout the orchestra, from violins and cellos, to oboes, bassoons, flutes.

Each performance will be introduced with fanfare by the members of NCBO’s reed section in that highlight of baroque ensembles, the Oboe Band.

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 Saturday, November 13th at 4:00pm

Davidson College Presbyterian-Congregation House

218 Concord Rd.

Davidson, NC 28036

Tickets available at the door (cash, check and credit card)

$20 general

$15 students and seniors

Free for kids

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