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North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Fundraiser

By North Carolina Baroque Orchestra (other events)

Saturday, November 19 2022 4:00 PM 6:00 PM EDT

Want Music? The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra is hosting a FUN Fundraising event!!

Enjoy an afternoon of music, conversation, food & drinks, and a raffle with great prize ! NCBO'S own Artistic Director, Frances Blaker, leads the orchestra on a special musical journey.

Stranger in a Strange Land: a musical story of outsider composers

Join the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra as we explore an intriguing program focusing on musical cross pollination. Some of our composers spent time away from their birth countries, learning from, being inspired by, and imitating composers in the lands they visited, and some of the works we’ll play come from the pens of composers who were “outsiders” by dint of race or gender.

In the case of traveling musicians, you will hear the influences of their birth places, 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, spent his career in England. Willem de Fesch of the Netherlands joined Handel’s orchestra in London. Jean-Baptiste Lully, 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. He had to contend with both the strangeness of moving to a foreign country and of making his way as a Black man in a white society. Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, though living her life in France, made a place for herself as one of the very few women in professional music life in France. All of these composers wrote music that was vivid, charming, exciting and moving. NCBO will bring you a lively and engaging evening of musical storytelling.

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