10:54am

Wed February 13, 2013
Classical

Music City Baroque Celebrates the Music of G. F. Handel

Music City Baroque presents Music by Handel

Led by Guest Director Brent Wissick

Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m.

 

Music City Baroque presents Music by Handel, led by guest director Brent Wissick, part of the First Presbyterian Church 2012-13 Concert Series

DATE and TIME:  Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

PLACE:  First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN  37220

PROGRAM:  Music by George Frideric Handel

Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6, No. 4
Ballet Music from Alcina
Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 3, No. 2
Cantata: Tra le fiamme (1708)
 

TICKETS:  Free and open to the public

INFORMATION:  www.musiccitybaroque.org, 850-264-9293,

http://music.fpcnashville.org/category/concertseries/

PERFORMERS: 

Musicians of Music City Baroque

Led by guest director Brent Wissick, faculty, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brent Wissick, viola da gamba

Terri Richter Franklin, soprano

Karen Clarke, Rebecca Cole, Andrea Dawson, Laura Ross, violins

Sarah Coté, viola

Chris Stenstrom and Keith Nicholas, cellos

Tim Pearson, double bass;  Jessica Dunnivant, flute 

George Riordan and Jared Hauser, oboes

Francis Perry, theorbo; Lillian Pearson, harpsichord

SYNOPSIS:

Music City Baroque, led by guest director Brent Wissick, presents a concert of orchestral and vocal music by George Frideric Handel on Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville.  The program includes a dance suite from the opera Alcina, concerto grossos from Op. 3 and Op. 6 and the early cantata Tra le fiamme.

Music City Baroque, now in its ninth season, offers ensemble and chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries played on period instruments, in the style the composers would have heard, with all its original color and passion.  Performers are drawn from members of the Nashville Symphony and faculties of the schools of music at Vanderbilt, MTSU and Belmont. 

For more information, call George Riordan at 850-264-9293

or e-mail george.riordan@mtsu.edu

Upcoming concerts in the Music City Baroque 2012-13 season:

Sunday, May 5, 2013:  Cinco de Mayo with the Music City Baroque Chorus, celebrating the music of Mexico and Spain.