Columbia Baroque Concert: “Lo, How a Rose”
Columbia Baroque celebrates the 400th Anniversary of the birth of Barbara Strozzi, one of the first great women composers, with “Lo, How a Rose,” December 17th in the University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Hall, in Columbia. The program of Italian and German music includes a Strozzi sacred song; Vivaldi’s captivating trio for lute, violin, and continuo; a Telemann quartet; an imitation of Polish bagpipes for violins by Schmelzer; plus spirited dances and seasonal carols by Praetorius. Performers for the evening are Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano; Jean Hein, baroque recorder; Mary Hostetler Hoyt, baroque violin; Erika Cutler, baroque violin; Hazel Ketchum, lute, soprano; Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba; and Jerry Curry, harpsichord. Concert Conversations begin at 7:00 pm with Sarah F. Williams, followed by the performance at 7:30 pm.