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"Baroque Bohemians" - Red Priest

  • Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University 1 College and Main Columbus United States (map)

In its most explosive program to date, Red Priest explores the connections--real and imagined--between gypsy musicians and the master composers of the 17th and 18th centuries.  Were early Baroque maestri such as Castello and Biber inspired by the insane virtuosity and improvisational skills of the travelling gypsies of the time, or did the gypsies up their game when they heard the dazzling new instrumental techniques developed in court and church? And how might the music of Handel or Vivaldi sound in the hands of an 18th century gypsy band? Exploring the Eastern European folk influences ever present in the music of Telemann, and the recently discovered Uhrovska Collection of gypsy dance tunes from 1730, Red Priest combines its trademark baroque dynamism with true gypsy mayhem!

Earlier Event: April 12
"Musica Femina" - The Early Interval
Later Event: November 8
"Queen of Muses" - Stile Antico