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Baroque Chamber Concert, The Princeton Festival

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$25 - $35

The Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra debuted in 2015 to wide acclaim and packed the halls in 2016. This year a Baroque chamber concert has been added featuring the principal players for a more drawing room-like experience. Hearing music of the 18th century and earlier played on instruments of that time struck a chord with patrons. And it’s because “period” instruments produce a sound that is very different from what we hear from today’s orchestras – textures are lighter and more transparent. The strings have a distinctly different sound, due to two predominant factors: the strings are made of catgut, as opposed to the steel strings of modern instruments; and the bows are arched and weighted towards the “frog” (the end of the bow held by the player) in contrast to the modern bow which is heavier and has a more equal distribution of weight along its length.

$10 Student tickets may only be purchased by contacting the McCarter Theater ticket office by phone at 609-258-2787 or in person.

Details

Date:
June 17
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$25 - $35
Event Category:
Website:
http://princetonfestival.org/event/2017-baroque-orchestra/

Venue

Princeton Abbey
75 Mapleton Road
Princeton, 08540
Phone:
609-452-1600
Website:
www.princetonabbey.org

Organizer

The Princeton Festival
Phone:
609.258.2787
Email:
info@princetonfestival.org
Website:
www.princetonfestival.org

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