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Sunflower Baroque to perform Oct. 26 and 27

Friday, October 20, 2017


Sunflower Baroque will present a performance with guest Baroque cellist Hannah Collins, visiting assistant professor of cello, on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Swarthout Recital Hall.

The concert will be performed on instruments like those in use during the Baroque period in the 17th and 18th centuries and played with techniques based on those in use at the time. The core members of Sunflower Baroque are harpsichordist Elizabeth Berghout, associate professor of carillon and organ, Baroque flutist and recorder player Joy Laird, a professional musician and teacher from Lawrence, and Paul Laird, professor of musicology and director of the KU Instrumental Collegium Musicum. The group will also be joined by Baroque flutist and recorder player Dorothy Glick Maglione, a PhD student in musicology.

The program will include a flute sonata by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), trio sonata by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), cello sonata by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), and Hannah Collins will be featured soloist in Riccardo Rognoni’s virtuosic instrumental arrangement from 1592 of a madrigal by Cipriano de Rore (1515/16-1565). The concert’s finale will be a most unusual piece, a canonic sonata by Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764) which features exact imitation between both the flute part and continuo line, producing four-part counterpart within four varied movements. The concert is free and the public is invited.

The concert will be repeated on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

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