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Recital Recreates Sounds of the Baroque Period

BOONE—Using instruments from the baroque period, Appalachian State University music faculty will recreate the musical sounds of the 17th century during a recital Feb. 13.

“Harmonia Baroque” features Alicia Chapman, baroque oboe; Nancy Schneeloch, baroque flute; Nancy Bargerstock, baroque violin; Kenneth Lurie, baroque cello; Brian Bailey and Michael Bell, harpsichord; and tenor Randall Outland.

The program will be presented in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

“These are replications of instruments from the 17th century,” said Chapman who plays a reproduction of a German oboe. “The sound is softer, more subdued.

“These instruments were not intended to be played in a large concert hall. That’s why we are playing in our recital hall. We want to have an intimate atmosphere much like the small group settings of 17th century churches or royal courts, where the people are close to the instruments.”

The program features the music of Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel and Bach.

“It is a joy to play the instrument for which this music was written,” Chapman said. “This is a way to trace musical and instrumental history, not only for the musician, but for the listener, too.”

For more information, call the School of Music at 262-3020.