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Infusion Baroque group playing free concert


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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Noon Concert Series continues Friday (April 21) with a performance by Infusion Baroque.

The free performance starts at noon in Bedford Concert Hall.

The group’s performances are presented by Early Music Now, a group “dedicated to the creation of lively connections with the past through historically informed presentations of music composed before 1800.”

Winners of the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the 2014 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition, the Montreal-based ensemble Infusion Baroque “seeks to draw a new audience to early music by integrating chamber music performance and other artistic media,” according to organizers.

Their performances have been described as “dynamic and alive” with a stage presence that is “poised and elegant.”

Infusion’s innovative programming includes the group’s “Rebels and Rivalry” program, with selections based on scandalous stories from the lives of the great composers.

Infusion Baroque will present “Rebels and Rivalries” at UW-Parkside. The program will feature:

* “John Come Kiss Me Now” by John Playford (1623-1686)

* “Trio Sonata in A major, Wq. 146” by C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788)

* “Cello Suite No. 2” by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

* “Trio Sonata Prima in A major, op. 4” by Pierre Guignon (1702-1774)

* “Trio Sonata III in G minor, op. 13” by Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)

A free masterclass will be presented after the concert. For more about the group — plus sound clips — go to www.infusionbaroque.com.

Noon concerts are in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities on the west side of the campus, 900 Wood Road. Free parking for these concerts is available in Lot B and C, adjacent to the Picken Center. For more information, call 262-595-2564.


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