In celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans, chamber soloists from the Austin Baroque Orchestra will present an assortment of French chamber music written during the first fifty years of the Crescent City’s existence. Many of the explorers who first came to what is now Louisiana were noblemen, and they may very well have heard works such as those performed in this concert when they would come to Versailles seeking financial backing for their expeditions. We will perform works by Boismortier, Corrette, Mondonville, Marais, and Jacquet de la Guerre using replicas of instruments from the 18th century, including violin, ‘cello, viola da gamba, oboe, recorder, bassoon, flute, and harpsichord.
Monday, June 18, 2018 – 7:30PM
St. Aloysius Catholic Church • 2025 Stuart Ave. • Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (map)
Free and open to the public • Free-will offerings gratefully accepted