( Sat., Aug. 18, 2012 )
Performed by Frances Blaker, conductor; David Wilson, concertmaster, Kathryn Mueller, soprano; Erica Dunkle, alto
Peace Presbyterian Church, 301 Guiness Drive, Winterville, NC 28590
Come take a breath of cool air in the midst of hot summer with NCBO's “Ice in August” program. North Carolina's new Baroque orchestra will take you through the chilly winds of Vivalid's “Winter” from the Four Seasons, the icy creaking of Purcell's "Cold Genius" from King Arthur, and the cheerful strains of Corelli's Christmas Concerto. Rarely heard arias with voice and orchestra by Antonio Caldara’s Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo bring energy, pathos and glorious harmonies to the fore, while Biber and Telemann vie for pride of place among orchestral composers.
Vivalidi - "Winter” from the Four Seasons
Purcell - "Cold Genius" from King Arthur
Corelli - Christmas Concerto
Antonio Caldara - Sinfonia and selected arias from oratorio Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo
Selections TBA from Biber and Telemann
Because of the size of the orchestra this concert is not at The Music House. This concert will not include a wine tasting. Reservations required.
Suggested donations: $20 - adults; $15 - seniors; $5 students