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Baroque Highlights

Saturday, November 16, 2024 | 4:00 p.m.

Faith United Methodist Church
1719 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign

LULLY: Suite from Roland
J. S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
BUXTEHUDE: Toccata in D Minor
G. F. HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1, HWV 319
RAMEAU: Suite from Les Indes Galantes, Naïs, and Hippolyte et Aricie

Maria Arrua, violin
Mary Leathers Chapman, flute
Stephen Alltop, Conductor, harpsichord, and organ

CUSO’s popular fall baroque concert will be performed once again in the beautiful North Sanctuary of Faith United Methodist Church. This engaging baroque program opens and closes with elegant and evocative music from the French masters Jean-Baptiste Lully and Jean-Philippe Rameau. In his Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Johann Sebastian Bach weaves a sonic tapestry for three solo instruments and strings, and provides a blazing cadenza for the solo harpsichord, the first such keyboard solo in the history of music. Adding to the pleasures of this concert will be Dietrich Buxtehude’s impressive Toccata in D Minor for organ, and George Frideric Handel’s Concerto Grosso in G Major, a sparkling showcase for strings.

The Baroque Highlights concert will be performed at Faith United Methodist Church in Champaign in the North Sanctuary. Seating is general admission.

General Admission/Adult: $32
Youth/Student of any age, including U of I: $10

Baroque Highlights tickets are on sale now through CUSO. Get VIP seats in the first five rows when you purchase the tickets as part of the season ticket series on sale now through July 19. Download the ticket order form here. To place your credit card order by phone, call the CUSO office at 217-351-9139.