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On Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 pm at the First Congregational Church, the Society presents Go for B’roque!, a program of sparkling Baroque music directed by baroque early music specialist and principal cellist of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Myron Lutzke, who is performing along with fellow members of the OSL.
The program is specifically designed to give the audience an opportunity to compare the distinctive sounds of period and modern instruments side by side. The debate about the “right” instruments for Baroque music takes a back seat to the delights of the repertoire presented, which rewards listeners with virtuosic playing from all eight members of the ensemble, which includes five strings, flute, trumpet and harpsichord. Those who are already a fan of Baroque music will enjoy the mix of familiar pieces and soon-to-be favorites. For those new to music before 1750, this concert presents a winning combination that promises to surprise with the vitality and charm that defines the Baroque. A meet and greet reception with the musicians follows the concert.