Uncategorized | December 3, 2007
University of Wyoming musicians will use replicas of Baroque Era instruments when the Medicine Bow Baroque Consort, a newly founded period instrument ensemble, makes its debut performance Wednesday, Dec. 5.
The free concert begins at 4:30 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts Center concert hall.
With several key design differences, the sound from Baroque period (1600-1750) instruments is quite distinct from that of music performed on modern instruments, says the group’s founder, Naomi Gjevre, Department of Music assistant professor. She says the bows have a different shape than modern bows and the instruments use gut strings.
The group, comprising four violins, a cello and harpsichord, will perform several selections by composers of the Baroque Era.
The UW student string chamber groups also will perform at the concert, playing string quartets by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.
For more information, e-mail Gjevre at firstname.lastname@example.org.