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Soloists featured in ‘Gems of the Baroque’ concert honoring Bach at Alfred University

The Alfred University Chamber Orchestra will appear in concert on Saturday, April 10, at 8 p.m. in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, performing “Gems of the Baroque,” a concert of all Baroque music. The performance is open to the public; admission is free.

Chamber Orchestra Director Dr. Lisa Lantz will be the featured soloist for two of the works: “Violin Concerto in A minor” by J. S. Bach and “Concerto in G major for Viola” by Georg Philippe Telemann. Lantz is associate professor of music/strings and chairman of the Performing Arts Department at AU.

The seldom-performed “Concerto for Two Trumpets” by Antonio Vivaldi will feature Matthew Phillips, a senior music minor/engineering major, and his teacher, Dr. Christopher Foster, assistant director of music and AU’s director of bands, performing on piccolo trumpets.

Also on the program will be Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Two Violins in D minor” which will feature the entire violin section in the solo roles.