La Luna Baroque Ensemble performs at museum Feb. 27

La Luna Baroque Ensemble performs at museum Feb. 27 La Luna Baroque Ensemble will present "The Corrupted Garden: German Composers Under the Influence of Italy," in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the Shrine to Music Museum on the USD campus, Sunday afternoon, Feb. 27, at 2:30 p.m.

The members of La Luna, who "are splendidly matched" (Boston Early Music News) and "form a dynamic quartet" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), play 17th-century music on original instruments of the time.

Ingrid Matthews, violin, is music director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra. Winner of first prize in the Erwin Bodky International Competition, she has performed on three continents with most of the world's leading early music ensembles.

Byron Schenkman, one of America's most exciting young early keyboard players, is "a phenomenal presence" (The Vancouver Sun) who "dazzles" audiences with "huge virtuoso swoops up and the harpsichord's compass" (The Seattle Times).

La Luna was featured at last summer's Boston Early Music Festival. Recent concerts include major series in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Vancouver. It will be the ensemble's first Siouxland appearance.

For ticket information, call 605-677-5306.

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