Chicago Baroque Ensemble | Theater Critic's Choice | Chicago Reader

Chicago Baroque Ensemble 

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

The later works of Johann Sebastian Bach are seldom heard on the sort of instruments for which Bach wrote them. The period-instrument debate goes back and forth (would Bach have preferred modern instruments if he'd heard them?), but even those who prefer a modern sound can gain new insights from listening to old sonorities. Chicago Baroque Ensemble is presenting a program that includes the local period-instrument premiere of the Concerto in D Major for Harpsichord as well as the Sonata in G Major for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord and the Suite no. 2 in B Minor for Flute and Strings. The sterling group of performers includes harpsichordist David Schrader, flutist Anita Miller-Rieder, violinists Jeri-Lou Zike and Jennifer Roig-Francoli, violist Melissa Trier-Kirk, cellist John Mark Rozendaal, and contrabassist Jerry Fuller--all playing reproductions of authentic Baroque instruments, from a wooden flute to gut-strung violins. Sunday, 3 PM, Block Gallery, North- western University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston; 708-491-4852.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Bryan Miller

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Bus Stop Athenaeum Theatre
July 19
Performing Arts
Tempel Lipizzans Tempel Farms
June 19

Tabbed Event Search

Popular Stories