BOONE—Members of Collegium Musicum at Appalachian State University will perform on Thursday, April 7, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.
Collegium Musicum members study and perform music from the 16th-18th centuries, with the aim of introducing listeners and performers to important issues of historical performance practice for music as it is played, danced or sung.
Performers in the collegium use and learn skills on both their own instruments and on reproductions of period instruments from the Hayes School of Music’s collection of recorders, string instruments with Baroque bows and gut strings, and various early wind and brass instruments.
The program begins with “Suite à 5, Trio Sonata in F major, Op. 5, No. 6” and “Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 6, No. 7” by Handel.
Next on the program is “Wir Danken, BWV 134” by Bach.
Ensemble members also will perform “Chaconne” by Jean-Baptiste Lully, “Sarabande” by Marin Marais, “Minuet” by Marin Marais and “Gigue” by Jean-Baptiste Lully.
Also on the program is “A Little Ado” composed by William Shakespeare and Thomas Morley.
The last piece of the night will be “Ich habe genug, BWV 82” by Bach.
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.