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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 27, 2002 -- The Southeast Baroque Trio, a faculty performing ensemble based at Southeast Missouri State University, will present a concert of Baroque music performed on historical instruments at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 in Old St. Vincent's Church in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Joining the ensemble for this concert is St. Louis Symphony violinist Lorraine Glass-Harris, who will be performing with the group on Baroque violin. This concert will feature music by Baroque master composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach, Telemann, Eccles, and Corelli.

The concert will open with a "Trio Sonata" by the prolific and celebrated German composer Georg Philipp Telemann. Next on the program will be a sonata based on Baroque dance movements for cello and harpsichord by Henry Eccles. The first half of the program will conclude with the famous "La Folia" Variations by Arcangelo Corelli, which features the Baroque violin in a series of dazzling variations on the "La Folia" melody.

The second half of the program will include a masterpiece of Baroque invention and counterpoint, Bach's "Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord" in E Major. Following this, there will be a "Fantasia for Solo Flute" by Telemann. The program will conclude with Telemann's enchanting "Paris Quartet in B Minor."

The Southeast Baroque Trio is dedicated to the performance of chamber music from the Baroque period on musical instruments from that era. Performing in the ensemble are Southeast faculty members Paul Thompson, Baroque flute; Sara Edgerton, Baroque cello; and Gary Miller, harpsichord. The Southeast Baroque Trio has performed on numerous concert series, including the Sheldon Concert Hall (St. Louis), the Cedarhurst Chamber Music Series, Westminster College, Illinois State University, Murray State University, the First Concert Series (Rockford, Ill.), and was a featured ensemble at the International Baroque Festival in Jackson, Miss. The Southeast Baroque Trio tours throughout Missouri under the auspices of the Missouri Arts Council, and also has joined the roster of artists for the Heartland Arts Fund "Community Connections."

Guest artist Lorraine Glass-Harris has been a member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra since 1972 and made her debut as a soloist with the orchestra in 1992. She is an enthusiastic performer of music of many styles and periods. She has collaborated with Symphony percussionist John Kasica in recitals of self-developed repertoire, and has organized "Second to None," a performing-teaching group of colleagues from the St. Louis Symphony. On Baroque violin, she performs with the ensembles L'Esprit de Musique and Baroque Ensemble 415, both of which she co-founded. She performs on a Baroque violin made in 1760 by the English maker Henry Jay, which is in its original state of preservation.

The public is cordially invited to this concert. Tickets will be available at the door. Ticket prices are $6 for general admission, $5 for University faculty and staff), and $4 for students and senior citizens. For more information about the concert, please contact the Department of Music at (573) 651-2141.


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