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Courtesy Photo / Austin Baroque Orchestra

Billy Traylor of the Austin Baroque Orchestra said there's one thing in particular that makes the group stand out.

 


Courtesy Photo / Austin Baroque Orchestra

The Austin Baroque Orchestra's performance Sunday at Mission Concepcion is rooted in the history of two major figures of the era: Prussia's Frederick The Great and Enlightenment writer and philosopher Voltaire, said the orchestra's Billy Traylor.

 


Eric Nelson

The Alamo Baroque Festival is a Tricentennial event centered around St. Mark's Episcopal Church downtown and runs through through Saturday afternoon.

 

 


Saturday Concert Showcases 'Drama' Of Baroque Music

Apr 24, 2017
Elias Gottlob Haussmann / Wikipedia Commons

“There just aren’t enough opportunities for people living in San Antonio to hear baroque music,” says Amy Pikler, a violist with the San Antonio Symphony, who also plays recorder. “Most classical concerts don’t even include one piece of baroque music. You don’t hear Bach and Telemann as often as you hear Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms, and I think that people should know that [baroque music] is just as good in a different way. I really want people to hear it and I think that they deserve to hear it.”

Hannah Holzwarth Photography

There's a concert Sunday afternoon that's classical music but you may not know about the instruments -- they're a little different than what we hear and see today.

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