Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:30pm: Boulder

SEASON FINALE: One night only!

BBF presents baroque orchestra, vocal quartet & octet, and soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, performing exquisite works by Venetian baroque composers, including Antonio Lotti, Giovanni Gabrieli, Tarquinio Merula, and Vivaldi. Zachary Carrettin (baroque violin), Guy Fishman (baroque cello), Adam LaMotte (baroque violin), Ysmael Reyes (traverso), and other luminaries in the field of early music are joined by Front Range virtuosi in a spellbinding program of seldom-heard masterpieces. Carrettin and LaMotte also perform Vivaldi's thrilling Concerto for Two Violins and Strings in D Minor, and the season concludes with J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite in B Minor, featuring Ysmael Reyes on the flauto traverso.


This program is the culmination of a week-long institute for graduate students and young professionals focusing on the art of historical performance practice on original instruments. The concert will feature faculty alongside the fellowship artist participants, in a 1:1 faculty/student ratio.


In March (2018) we present our BBF Orchestra performing on the instruments in today’s set up, as you hear in the symphony orchestra. In contrast, this program (May 2018) features the instruments as they were set up in J.S. Bach’s lifetime. BBF is committed to the dialogue that comes from presenting both types of instruments, and in renditions of the music suited to the instruments being played. Vocal techniques differ as well, and we encourage our audiences to hear the beauty of both approaches. We hope to see you in March AND May!


Baroque orchestra and vocal artists, performed on historical instruments.  


Pre-concert lecture begins at 6:30pm. 


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