“Bach and Before” concert this week features Chatham Baroque

Chatham Baroque consists of Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson and Scott Pauley.

Chatham Baroque consists of Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson and Scott Pauley.

Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music presents Pittsburgh-based trio “Chatham Baroque” in concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Avenue, Youngstown.

The concert, titled “Bach & Before,” is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken. Major support for the concert comes from St. John’s Church, WYSU and Dr. & Mrs. Albert Cinelli.

At 7 p.m., Dana faculty member Dr. Randall Goldberg will present a pre-concert lecture titled, “Instrumental Music Before Bach.”

“Chatham Baroque does not merely reproduce the repertoire of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century musicians,” Goldberg said. “They’ve also resurrected the nuances and spontaneity of a lost chamber music tradition. Attending their concerts is like being a fly on the wall at the jam sessions of ages past.”

The trio consists of Andrew Fouts, baroque violin; Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba; and Scott Pauley, theorbo. The trio continues to excite local, national, and international audiences with dazzling technique and lively interpretations of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music played on instruments of the period.

Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee, or there are limited spots available in the St. John’s parking lot. For more information, call 330-941-2307.

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