Quartet will perform at Shrine to Music Museum The Belladonna Baroque Quartet will present "Folias Festivas," a concert of 17th-century Italian music played on original instruments of the period, in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the Shrine to Music Museum on the campus of The University of South Dakota, Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m.
The Twin Cities-based ensemble features Margaret Humphrey, violin; the Brazilian recorder virtuoso, Cl�a Galhano; Rebecca Humphrey, 'cello; and, Barbara Weiss, who will play the Museum's Italian harpsichord built by Ridolfi about 1670.
Reviewing a recent appearance at the Boston Early Music Festival, The Boston Globe wrote, "Belladonna presented a program of 17-century folias in witty arrangements that were high profile, fantastically colored, and just plain hot. Their flashy rhythmic play and daredevil divisions drove the audience into fits. Belladonna reminded us that early music, however historically informed, is as quirky, improvisatory, and fresh as jazz."
Belladonna will be appearing in Vermillion in conjunction with the national meeting of The Society for 17-Century Music that the museum will host, April 27-30.
Tickets are $15. Call 605-677-5306 (Visa/Mastercard). Ticket requests are filled in the order received.