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March 3rd, 2018, 7:00PM

Austin Baroque Orchestra

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San Antonio Recorder Society

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Austin Baroque Orchestra

March 4th, 2018, 4:00PM

Austin Baroque Orchestra

The string section has been the core of the orchestra since the orchestra was a thing! Go on String Break with us, and we’ll demonstrate to you the development of string ensemble literature, from Renaissance canzonas to Baroque concerti grossi. Much of this music is Italian, but non-Italian composers readily emulated (and copied!) the latest music to come across the Alps. With works from Frescobaldi, Locke, Purcell, Valentini, and more, this program will be a musical springtime jaunt across Europe!

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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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