September 15, 2011

School of Music to host two nights of Baroque

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The School of Music at Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers “Inside the Bachs” this weekend, a Baroque music festival featuring chamber music for Baroque flute and other instruments, and guests, the Kingsbury Ensemble.

“Inside the Bachs” is Sept. 17-18 at the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall on campus.

Sept. 17 - 7:30 p.m.

 This concert features a chamber music ensemble with two Baroque flutes (Douglas Worthen, SIUC, and Paul Thompson, Kingsbury Baroque flute, Southeastern Missouri University), Baroque cello (Eric Lenz) and harpsichord (Maryse Carlin, (Kingsbury Ensemble director, Washington University). 

The program spotlights composers from the high Baroque era, including Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Jean-Phillippe Rameau, Jean-Marie Leclair and Georg Phiipp Telemann.

Sept. 18 – 5 p.m.

“Inside the Bachs” organizer Douglas Worthen is joined by SIUC School of Music faculty members Robert Allison (trumpet), David Lyons (piano), Jennifer Presar (horn), and Jeanine Wagner (soprano), as well as 12 students from the School of Music.

The program features six composers, from Bach and other Baroque composers to contemporary composer David Maslanka.

The Kingsbury Ensemble, founded in 1999 in St. Louis, is widely known and critically acclaimed for authentic performances of music spanning the Renaissance to the Romantic periods.

Both concerts are free of charge, and open to the public.