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January 19th, 2019, 7:30PM

Austin Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists

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January 20th, 2019, 4:00PM

Austin Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists

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February 16th, 2019, 7:30PM

Texas Early Music Project

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Austin Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists

January 20th, 2019, 4:00PM

Austin Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists

Just in time for Carnival season, we present a chamber program made up of early baroque works from Venice and northern Italy. Often seen as a reaction against the controlled restraint of the late Renaissance, music in 17th-century Italy changed drastically, and the expressivity and emotional frankness of the music of Monteverdi and his contemporaries can be arresting, even today. Works by Monteverdi, Merula, Uccellini, Caccini, and others, performed by a small ensemble including violin, recorder, cello, dulcian, harp, and theorbo.

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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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