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Baroque Unbound: Improvisation in the Time of BachThe Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia


November 1, 2017  ·  Harold Prince Theatre
Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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World Premiere // Annenberg Center Debut // Orchestra-in-Residence

A unique chamber music experience! Get a drink, grab a seat up close and settle in for an interactive performance as members of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia play in the round. Host Debra Lew Harder, WRTI Classical Host and Arts Desk Reporter, will provide background and insight on each work and lead conversations with the musicians between pieces. The performance concludes with a casual audience Q&A.

Program: Baroque Unbound: Improvisation in the Time of Bach
A spotlight on the sophisticated, panoramic art of improvisation in chamber music of the 17th century and includes a world premiere of a new work inspired by Baroque masters.

Telemann - Paris Quartet No. 7 in D Major TWV 43:D3
Handel - Trio Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 2, No. 2
Kevin Laskey, Penn Graduate Student Composer - Charade (an unruly dance suite) - World Premiere
Bach - Trio Sonata from Musical Offering in C minor, BWV 1079

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  • Wednesday, November 1 @ 7:30 PM



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