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Baroque and Beyond II


May 22, 2022
2:00 pm
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Beston Hall at Glazer Music Performance Center
4245 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618 United States
(585) 454-2100


Jeannette Sorrell, conductor

TELEMANN Selections from Don Quixote Suite
J.S. BACH Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C minor
HANDEL Selections from Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major
VIVALDI/ARR. SORRELL Concerto Grosso from La Folia (Madness)

Telemann wrote two works based on the adventures of Cervantes’ knight errant: a serenata, and this whimsical suite. J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor is heavily influenced by Vivaldi’s three movement concerto model, infusing it with his own contrapuntal ingenuity. Handel composer his three Water Music suites for a royal pleasure trip up the Thames in 1717. Suite No. 1 is one of his most festive creations. The folia, is an ancient Portuguese dance where young girls engaged in a wild dance of abandon, becomes faster and wilder as the piece goes on. This arrangement by the conductor, is a concerto grosso after Vivaldi’s triosonata, La Folia.