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Baroque Brilliance Highlights


A video concert featuring performances from CUSO’s live concert performed on
Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Faith United Methodist Church, Champaign

María Arrua, Ion-Alexandru Malaimare, and Ga-Eun Kim, violin
Jennifer Brown, Tracy Parish, and Anne McNamara, trumpet
John Dee, oboe
Stephen Alltop, conductor, organ, and harpsichord

Stephen Alltop and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra invite you to enjoy the “Baroque Brilliance Highlights” concert video in the comfort of your own home. Filmed at our live concert performed on November 6, 2021, the video concert showcases the talents of CUSO musicians as they perform some of the best music of the Baroque era, including Pachelbel’s Canon, and works by Vivaldi, Caldara, and Teleman. This hour-long concert features John Dee’s performance of Vivaldi’s Oboe Concerto in A Minor, Stephen Alltop’s powerful organ performance of Bach’s Fugue in A Minor, and CUSO soloists excelling in concerto performances for violin and trumpet. Take a break from Netflix and join us to watch this joyous concert that brought a sell-out crowd to it’s feet in a long standing ovation! Enjoy the “Baroque Brilliance Highlights” concert free on demand anytime on the CUSO Vimeo channel via the link shared here! You may also enjoy Stephen Alltop’s entertaining preconcert video talk with interesting insights into the music and the composers anytime on our Vimeo channel via the link shared here!

CALDARA: Sinfonia in C
       III. Allegro
PACHELBEL: Canon and Gigue
BACH: Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543
       Stephen Alltop, organ
VIVALDI: Oboe Concerto in A Minor, RV 461
       II. Larghetto
       III. Allegro
       John Dee, oboe
TELEMANN: Concerto for Three Trumpets, Two Oboes, and Timpani, TWV 54:D3
       II. Allegro
       IV. Vivace
       Jennifer Brown, Tracy Parish, Anne McNamara, oboe
TELEMANN: Concerto For Three Violins, TWV 53:F1
       María Arrua, Ion-Alexandru Malaimare, Ga-Eun Kim, violin
RAMEAU: Overture to Naïs

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