Fort Morgan, CO 09/07/18. Seven members of the famed Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado will perform at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Fort Morgan United Methodist Church, 117 E. Bijou Avenue. The musicians will present an engaging program of Baroque music, including familiar favorites and rarely heard pieces, all performed on period instruments. The concert is sponsored by the Morgan Community College (MCC) Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE). Admission is free, with no tickets required.
The program, titled “The Baroque Spirit,” will focus on the enchanting spirit of music from the Baroque era (1600-1750), with selections by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Marcello and Muffat. In addition to performing period pieces, the musicians will share stories behind the music and provide demonstrations of the Baroque violin, viola, cello, bass and harpsichord.
The Baroque Chamber Orchestra is the Rocky Mountain region’s only professional period-instrument orchestra. Founded in 2005 by the group’s Artistic Director, Frank Nowell, it quickly established itself as a unique and vital presence in Colorado’s performing-arts scene. The ensemble performs a wide repertoire, ranging from familiar Baroque favorites (such as Bach’s Brandenburg concerti and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons) to lesser-known gems from the period. The orchestra has performed throughout the metropolitan Denver area and in Colorado mountain and plains communities.
According to The Denver Post, “No group has done more in the past five years to freshen and energize Denver’s classical-music scene than the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado.” Additional information about the Baroque Chamber Orchestra is available at bcocolorado.org.
To learn more about the MCC Center for Arts and Community Enrichment’s new season of events, including concerts, art exhibits, guest speakers and more, visit morgancc.edu/CACE.