Music City Baroque Opens New Season on Sunday, October 13th

EVENT:  Music City Baroque presents Music by French and Italian masters, led by guest director Allison Edberg, violin and viola d’amore

DATE and TIME:  Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

PLACE:  Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville


Antonio Vivaldi:  Concerto grosso for two violins and cello in D Minor, RV 565
Evaristo Felice Dall'abaco: Concerto grosso in A Minor, op. 2, no.4
Vivaldi:  Concerto for viola d’amore in D Minor
François Couperin:  Sixième Concert from Les goûts réunis (“6th concert from the styles reunited,” a reference to Italian and French styles)
Jean-Baptiste Lully:  Orchestral suite from Bourgeois gentilhomme

TICKETS:  $10 at the door ($5 students and senior citizens) 

INFORMATION:, 850-264-9293,


Musicians of Music City Baroque, led by guest director Allison Edberg


Music City Baroque, led by guest director Allison Edberg, presents a concert of orchestral music by Vivaldi, Couperin, Lully and Dall’abaco on Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m. at Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville.  The program includes a dance suite from the Lully’s opera Bourgeois gentilhomme, orchestral concertos by Vivaldi and Dall’abaco and a concerto for the viola d’amore, an unusual instrument with six playing strings and additional sympathetic strings, with Ms. Edberg serving as soloist.

Allison Edberg, guest director:  Noted for the beauty of her playing as well as for her versatility, violinist Allison Guest Edberg is one of the preeminent performers of baroque and modern violin. She has been praised by The Chicago Sun Times as "impeccable, with unerring intonation and an austere beauty". Equally at home as an orchestral and chamber musician, she also performs regularly as a violist and in recent years has added the viola d'amore to her list of favorite instruments.

Ms. Edberg has performed throughout North America, collaborating with many of the top baroque ensembles, including Chatham Baroque, Ensemble Galilei, Apollo's Fire, the Foundling Baroque Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort, La Monica, and The Vivaldi Project. She is frequently featured at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. Her discography includes recordings for the Eclectra, Delos, and Centaur CD labels.

Highly regarded as a teacher, Ms. Edberg has served on the faculties of Indiana State University, DePauw University, Ohio State, the Interlochen Arts Camp and Lawrence University. She is currently the concertmaster of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, a member of Ensemble Voltaire, and a new resident of the Chicago area.

Ms. Edberg studied with Stanley Ritchie at the Indiana University Early Music Institute where she was the recipient of the Willi Apel Scholarship in baroque violin. She received a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan where she studied with Camilla Wicks. Her Bachelor’s degree is from the Peabody Institute with Daniel Heifetz.

And Allison has Tennessee roots: raised in Oak Ridge, she has Tennessee family going back several generations.

Music City Baroque, now in its tenth 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

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Upcoming concerts in the Music City Baroque 2013-14 season:

Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.: Messiah Sing-In, at Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway, Nashville. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.:  Baroque Chamber Music, at Woodmont Christian Church, 3601 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville.

Sunday, April 27, 2014:  Choral Music at St. George’s, part of the In Excelsis series at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Pike, Nashville.

Allison Edberg, guest conductor for upcoming Music City Baroque concert

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