Fort Worth Early Music to Perform at Baylor Feb. 8

Feb. 3, 1999

by Richard Veit

Fort Worth Early Music, a chamber ensemble dedicated to the performance and appreciation of music of the 16th through 18th centuries, will present a concert at Baylor University at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Organized in 1990, Fort Worth Early Music has toured for the Texas Commission on the Arts and twice performed as a concurrent event at the Boston Early Music Festival. A non-profit organization, the ensemble is funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and by the Arts Council of Tarrant County. Its six musicians utilize instruments and performance-practice techniques of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods.

The concert will open and close with compositions by Georg Philipp Telemann--his Quartet in F Major for flute, oboe, violin and continuo, and his Concerto in D Major for trumpet, oboe, violin and continuo.

Also to be heard are Antonio Vivaldi's Violin Sonata No. 3 in G Minor and Jacques Hotteterre's Trio Sonata in G Minor for flute, oboe and continuo.

Two works for soprano will be sung by the ensemble's vocalist, Robin Fisher, assistant professor of vocal studies at Baylor. She will perform Alessandro Melani's "All'armi, pensieri" (a cantata for soprano, trumpet and continuo), as well as George Frideric Handel's "Mi palpita il cor" (a cantata for soprano, oboe and continuo).

Other members of Fort Worth Early Music are trumpeter Adam Gordon, oboist Sara Funkhouser, flutist Lee Lattimore, violinist Kristin Van Cleve, cellist Harriet Risk Woldt and harpsichordist Hye-Jean Choi.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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