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Baroque & Beyond

Chapel of the Cross
304 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Dates: March 12, 2017
Phone: (919) 942-7818
Time: 3:00 PM
Price: $18

The Splendors of Italy - Guest artists Frances Blaker, recorder, and Keith Collins, baroque bassoon, are featured in a program of Italian masterpieces by famous composers like Vivaldi, as well as music of Bononcini, Besozzi, and Veracini, whose works deserve greater exposure. Veracini came from a large family of musicians; was considered a hot-head; at one point survived a shipwreck; and twenty years ago, had an asteroid named for him. Barbara Krumdieck, baroque cello; Beverly Biggs, harpsichord. Visit www.baroqueandbeyond.org for more information.

Handel to Haydn October 9, 2016  3:00 PM 

Brilliant compositions for two harpsichords, from late-baroque Handel to early-classical Haydn. Music includes works by three sons of Bach: Johann Christian (the London Bach); J.C.F. (youngest of Johann Sebastian’s composer sons); and Wilhelm Friedemann (the eldest) whose two-harpsichord sonata is simply stunning. Harpsichordists Beverly Biggs & Elaine Funaro enjoy a ten-year history as duo harpsichordists, which includes regional performances, touring with baroque programs, and world and national premieres of new works.