Back in time with Raven Baroque

On Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Raven Baroque’s group of 10 musicians in period costume will play

Raven Baroque plays at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Oak Bay on Aug. 11

The baroque era in music – 1650 to 1750 – has produced some of the best-loved classical music.

On Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Raven Baroque’s group of 10 musicians in period costume will play a variety of some of the best of that period at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1701 Elgin St. in Oak Bay.

Soloists include Rainer Roth on recorder and Hollas Longton on violin in Bach’s popular Brandenburg Concerto #5 with Shane Beech playing the notoriously complex keyboard line. Later Roth will play an oboe solo with Julia Hostetler in Bach’s Double concerto for oboe and violin.

Longton is the solo violinist in his arrangement of Frescobaldi’s Mass of the Apostles. Hollas Longton, a former UVic student, received his masters in composition from the Royal Academy in the Hague.

Works by Albinoni, Handel, Tartini, and concerto grossi by Vivaldi and Corelli, each with three soloists, feature Larry Skaggs and Laine Longton sharing cello solos while Lauren Klein and Hollas Longton share the violin solos.

Raven Baroque combines the fireworks of youth and experience which results in a concert experience that’s satisfying and exciting to both audience and musicians.

Tickets are $15 at the door and at Ivy’s Books, 2188 Oak Bay Ave.

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