Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, an ensemble of 22 students from the Conservatory
performing on period instruments, will present a free concert on Sunday,
March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, located at 2747
Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights.
Faculty members from Oberlins historical
performance program have trained these young baroque specialists,
who will be performing under the baton of Jeannettte Sorrell 92,
founder and conductor of Apollos Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra.
The program features Telemanns Concerto Polonois in G and selections
from the Don Quixote Suite, J.S. Bachs third and fourth Brandenburg
Concerti, and Sorrells own arrangement of Vivaldis La Follia.
Sorrell and the ensemble will present the same program, free and open
to the public, at Oberlin Colleges Fairchild Chapel on Saturday,
March 6, at 8 p.m. Fairchild Chapel is located in Bosworth Hall at 50
West Lorain Street.
For more information on the Cleveland concert, please call the Oberlin
Conservatory of Musics Concert Production Office, during business
hours, at 440-775-8610. For information on the Oberlin event, please call
the Conservatorys 24-hour concert hotline at 440-775-6933.
The Oberlin Conservatory of Music, founded in 1865 and situated within
the intellectual vitality of Oberlin College since 1867, is the oldest
continuously operating conservatory in the United States. Renowned internationally
as a professional music school of the highest caliber, Oberlin is a pioneer
and leader in the field of historical performance. The Oberlin Baroque
Ensemble, composed of historical performance faculty members Michael Lynn,
Marilyn McDonald, Catharina Meints, and Lisa Goode Crawford, was one of
the first groups in the United States to specialize in the performance
of early music on historical instruments. Through its teaching and its
critically acclaimed concerts and recordings the ensemble has influenced
a generation of young performers.