Harmonia Baroque kicks off the Super Bowl Sunday celebrations with a Feb. 1 performance of extraordinary music by the Italian set Locatelli, Cavalli, Bononcini, Sammartini and Fontana. The program begins at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free.
The early-music ensemble from the Hayes School of Music performs on 17th and 18th century instruments and reproductions.
Members are Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, traverso; Alicia Chapman, hautbois; Lauren Hayworth, soprano, Corinne Cassini, cello, Douglas James, theorbo, and Michael Bell, harpsichord.
The 50-minute program includes “Sonata in A Major, Op. 8, No. 7” by Pietro Locatelli, “Sonata á 5” by Giuseppi Baldassare Sammartini and “Sonata” by Giovanni Battista Fontana.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.