University, Davis High Baroque Ensembles perform on Sunday

By From page A15 | April 25, 2014

The Davis High School Baroque Ensemble and the UC Davis Baroque Ensemble will perform together in a free concert on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St.

The two groups have a friendly relationship — Angelo Moreno, a teacher who leads the Davis High Baroque Ensemble, was a member of the UCD ensemble during his college years. The two groups have given a joint concert annually for several years.

The UCD Baroque Ensemble is led by harpsichordist Phebe Craig and violinist Michael Sand. Both groups perform on period instruments.

On Sunday’s program will be Antonio Vivaldi’s sonata based on “La Follia,” a dance tune that was popular in the 1500s and 1600s. The program also includes J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings (BWV 1065), which represents the relatively rare local opportunity to hear four harpsichords together.

The concert also will include a rarely performed cello concerto by Luigi Borghi (who lived in the late 1700s) featuring cellist Isaac Pastor-Chermak, who was formerly the cello principal with the UCD Symphony Orchestra and is now a graduate student at the university.

The concert will conclude with J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 (BWV 1066).


Jeff Hudson

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