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Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra Presents 'Vehemently Vivaldi' Tonight

July 6, 2011

98193July 6, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "The instruments we hear in most concerts today have evolved significantly from those used at the time Vivaldi and Bach were composing," according to Eric Edberg, professor of music at DePauw University and organizer of the Greencastle Summer Music Festival.  Edberg is quoted in the Banner-Graphic previewing tonight’s concert by the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. The program, "Vehemently Vivaldi", begins at 7:30 p.m. at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church on the DePauw campus and is free and open to all.

"In the 19th and 20th centuries, numerous changes were made to make instruments louder and brighter as large concert halls developed," adds Professor Edberg. "Groups like the IBO are dedicated to playing 'early music' using playing techniques and instruments as much like the composers would have heard as possible." 

Tonight’s concert "features works by the ‘red-haired priest,’ Antonio Vivaldi, who was known as a wild and dramatic violin51209 virtuoso as well as a prolific composer."  Featured will be lead violinist Allison Edberg (Professor Edberg’s former wife), violinists Martha Perry and James Johnson, violist Brandi Berry, cellist Christine Kyprainides and harpsichordist Tom Gerber.

Learn more at the newspaper’s website.

Founded in 1884, the DePauw School of Music is one of the oldest in the nation, and it has an established tradition of educating leaders in virtually every facet of music -- including performers, educators, composers and administrators. Learn more here.

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