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Boise Chamber Music Series Opens Season with Baroque Ensemble Aulos

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 7:27 am / August 29, 2017

The Aulos Ensemble will perform the opening concert of the 2017-18 Boise Chamber Music Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in the Velma V. Morrison Recital Hall.

Tickets are $30 ($25 for seniors and students), and can be purchased by emailing Jeanne Belfy at jbelfy@boisestate.edu.

With a concert program titled “A Tale of Two Cities,” the ensemble will perform pieces by Henry Purcell, George Handel, Francois Couperin and Jean-Phillipe Rameau. The ensemble includes Christopher Krueger on flauto traverso and recorder; Marc Schachman on baroque oboe; Linda Quan on baroque violin; Myron Lutzke on baroque cello; and Arthur Haas on harpsichord.

Formed in 1973 by five Juilliard graduates, the Aulos Ensemble was at the forefront of a movement that reintroduced “period instruments” to modern audiences. In 1978 with the release of their recording “Masterpieces of the High Baroque,” Aulos’s reputation for exhilarating performances informed with scholarly insight was firmly established. Now in its fourth decade of performance, the ensemble continues to explore new projects and develop outlets for its music-making.

The events of the Boise Chamber Music Series are sponsored by the Boise Chamber Music Society and the Boise State Department of Music. Special thanks to our group season sponsors, Hotel 43 and The Grove Hotel.