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February 11th, 2016, 7:00PM

Duo Edelen in Recital

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February 13th, 2016, 1:00PM

Texas Early Music Project

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February 14th, 2016, 3:00PM

Texas Early Music Project

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Austin Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists

February 21st, 2016, 4:00PM

Austin Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists

Les goûts-réünis, part deux - Les français. Grace, elegance, and delicacy are just a few hallmarks of the music of the French Baroque. From the court of the Sun King to the salons of Paris, this highly ornamented music of French composers tickled the ears of courtiers and philosophers alike. We think you’ll agree that the unique French style has a certain on ne sait quoi that makes it unmistakably French, but despite this, French music exhibits a great deal of variety of styles and moods. You’ll experience music enjoyed by Louis XIV in his private quarters, Parisian nobility in the opera theatres of Paris, and parishioners in the cathedrals and churches of Dijon and Paris. This concert will feature a number of ABO soloists, including Stephanie Raby (violin & viola da gamba), James Brown (viola da gamba), Eric Smith (viola da gamba & ‘cello), Elizabeth Hardy (bassoon), Billy Traylor (oboe & recorder), Marcus McGuff (flute) and Joan Carlson (violin & soprano), and we’ll welcome back soprano Julianna Emanski, who sang the title role in last season’s performance of Handel’s Esther. Featuring sacred and secular works by Marais, Lully, Charpentier, Boismortier, Rameau, and more.

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Featured Composer

William Byrd

William Byrd

1537-1623 Known as the “Father of British Music”, William Byrd in 1563 was appointed organist and choirmaster of Lincoln Cathedral, later moving to London to become co-organist with Thomas Tallis at the Chapel Royal.

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Featured Instrument

Crumhorn

Crumhorn

A capped reed in the woodwind family, developed in the Renaissance period. Its name means "bent horn."

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