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Nov. 10 - Baroque Ensemble

Contact: Eric Sloss

Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble
To Perform Fall Concert Nov. 19   

PITTSBURGH—The Carnegie Mellon University Baroque Ensemble will present its annual fall concert under the direction of Stephen Schultz, associate teaching professor in flute and music history, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Alumni Concert Hall in the College of Fine Arts building on the Carnegie Mellon campus.   

The program will feature Georg Friedrich Handel's "Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 11 in A Major" and "Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 12 in B Minor"; and J. S. Bach's "Concerto for Two Keyboards and Strings in C Major" and "Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major." The performance will also include Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor, Op. 3, No. 10."    

WQED-FM 89.3 will broadcast the concert live. Ticket prices range from $4 to $5. For ticketing information, contact Amy Stabenow at 412-268-2383.    

Since its debut in fall 2002, Carnegie Mellon Baroque has performed on the Carnegie Mellon campus and at Carnegie Music Hall, where it opened the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society Concert Series. The ensemble is dedicated to playing 18th century music on modern instruments while remaining true to the concepts of historically informed performance. In spring 2006, the ensemble gave a special royal performance for the prince and princess of Chimay, Belgium.   

Schultz, who is "among the most flawless artists on the baroque flute" according to the San Jose Mercury News, and a "flute extraordinaire" according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, is principal and solo flutist with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of San Francisco and Musica Angelica of Los Angeles. He also performs with other leading early music groups such as Chatham Baroque, the American Bach Soloists and Early Music New York.