“Fun, Brilliant and Inspiring!”
That’s what the critics are saying about Savannah Baroque, six musicians who will be appearing Sunday, August 26, at 3:00 PM in the Sunday Salon at the Carolina Music Museum on Heritage Green in downtown Greenville. A ba- roque flute, a baroque oboe, a viola da gamba, baroque violin, a harpsichord and a singer, a baritone, bring Music for a While, to the intimate setting upstairs in the museum, the perfect space to enjoy a program of various works by well-traveled 18th century composers.
Savannah Baroque was founded upon the principle of employing historical performance practices to convey “‘the passions,’ the Baroque aesthetic which referred to the gamut of feelings and emotions.”, said Anne Acker, the harpsichordist, “evoking the music’s emotions within the listeners and telling the music’s stories whether in words or notes.”
Audiences will find the the baroque violin and viola somewhat similar to their modern brothers though upon closer examination the bridges are different, with no chin rest, has gut strings and the bows are different, to touch on a just few of the differences. But, the viola da gamba, what many would consider the baroque equivalent of a ‘cello, is a fretted instrument, with six strings, like a guitar, not four, and held between the legs–there is no end pin which is seen on a ‘cello, with a bow that is used underhanded to create the sound. And, the sound of the ensemble is rich, full, and warm and does “evoke the emotions within the listeners.”
Tickets go on sale August 7 and, with only 50 seats available, we urge everyone to make their reservations early. $20 for adults and $5 for students with ID’s. Call 864-520-8807 to make your reservations. The concert begins at 3:00 PM. Visit carolinamusicmuseum.org/ to learn more.
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