Presented three times in February and March, this program includes selections from Bach: The Goldberg Variations (BWV 988) and Toccata and Fugue in d minor (BWV 565). The concert will open with a chorale prelude: Christe, der Du bist Tag und Licht, by J.S. Bach's son Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Also included are three sections from Wassermusik by Telemann (LARO will conclude its series of arrangements from Wassermusik in our June program). Schmelzer's Flauti Sonata a 7 will be played by half the orchestra in Baroque chamber pitch (a415) and half in modern pitch (a440). The audience will be given the chance to compare the two possibilities.
This 25-member ensemble will perform on recorders varying in size from the 9-inch sopranino to the 8-foot tall subcontrabass.