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PARTNER EVENT: A Stranger in a Strange Land with the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra

April 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$5 – $20

Mallarmé Music presents our friends, the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra (NCBO) as they explore an intriguing program of music by composers born in one country who traveled to other countries to compose and play music. You’ll hear the influences of their birthplaces, along with new influences from their adventures to other lands. Georg Frideric Handel was born in Germany, studied and made his first mark in Italy and spent his career in England. Willem de Fesch of the Netherlands joined Handel’s orchestra in London. Jean-Baptiste Lully, a consummate Frenchman, was born Giovanni Battista Lulli in Italy. Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges traveled from his birthplace, the French colony of Guadeloupe, to France. Born to a French planter and an enslaved African woman, Chevalier de Saint-Georges gained his education and his musical training in France, becoming a virtuoso violinist, composer and conductor. Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, though living her life in France, could be called a stranger in a strange land – making her way in musical society as one of the very few professional female composers must have been just as challenging as for a foreign composer making their way in a new country.

The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra is a period instrument ensemble co-founded in 2011 by sisters Frances Blaker (artist director) and Barbara Blaker Krumdieck (executive director and cellist).

During the orchestra’s 10 years, they have been happy to bring performances to many venues in North Carolina as well as South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee, often working with local choirs.

Please visit their website at https://www.ncbaroqueorchestra.org

Tickets: $20 Adults/ $5 children and students


Ouverture from Céphale et Procris (1694) –  Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665 – 1729)

Passacaille from Armide (1686)Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 – 1687)

String Quartet in c minor, op. 1, no. 4 – Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745 – 1799)

Instrumental Pieces from Rinaldo (1731) – George Frideric Handel  (1685 – 1759)

Concerto [Grosso] – Georg Philipp Telemann  (1681 – 1767)

Passacaglia from Sonata no. 5 from Armonico Tributo (1682) – Georg Muffat (1645 – 1704)

Sinfonia in d minor (FK 65) – Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710 – 1784)

Chaconne from Dardanus (1739) – Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)

North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Director ~ Frances Blaker

Violin 1: Martie Perry Janelle Davis, Belinda Swanson and Hunter Harris
Violin 2: David Wilson Annie Loud, Allison Willet and Aimee Rieger
Viola: Marta Howard, Joey O’Donnell, Asa Zimmerman and John O’Brien
Cello: Barbara Krumdieck, Lisa Liske and Sally Blaker
Violone: Sarah Wines
Harpsichord: Barbara Weiss
Flute: Chuck Wines and Barbara Norton
Oboe: Sung Lee, Will Thauer and Sarah Weiner
Bassoon: Sally Merriman


April 22, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$5 – $20
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Mallarme Chamber Players
(919) 560-2788
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First Presbyterian Church Durham
305 E Main St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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