Classical Concert & Chef’s Italian Dinner
March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
Featuring the Wyoming Baroque ensemble: Heroes and Heroines
March 29, 2023
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6 p.m.
Concert at 7 p.m.
Join us for an amazing evening with appetizers, a delicious Chef’s Italian dinner, dessert, and cash bar, followed by a moving classical music concert by the Wyoming Baroque ensemble on Wednesday, March 29. This Heroes and Heroines performance is part of the group’s regional tour of Montana and Wyoming.
Late 17th and early 18th century Baroque composers often evoked legendary figures from ancient Greece and classical literature to express their musical passion. Heroes and Heroines emulates that tradition with music inspired by literary heroes like Don Quixote and Hercules, and celebrates Venetian masters Antonio Vivaldi as well as Barbara Strozzi, who had a successful career as a composer in the early 18th century when it was rare for women to do so.
The concert is under the direction of Wyoming Baroque Music director Dr. Mark Elliot Bergman, and features Brenda Hodnett as soprano soloist. Instruments featured include two baroque violins, a baroque viola, baroque cello, baroque double bass, harpsichord, and baroque soprano. This is a unique opportunity to hear Baroque music performed in keeping with how it was originally composed.
Tickets for Wyoming Baroque: Heroes and Heroines are $75 per person for non-members and $65 per person for Center of the West members. Purchase yours online at tickets.centerofthewest.org.
Wyoming Baroque performing Vivaldi’s La Follia
About Wyoming Baroque
Wyoming Baroque brings together nationally known artists specializing in historically informed performances of 17th and 18th century repertoire as well as contemporary compositions featuring instruments built to the same specifications. The ensemble is in residence at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyoming, and performs at the Whitney Center for the Arts.
The musicians play reproductions of 17th and 18th century instruments and use baroque tuning. Committed to education and arts advocacy, Wyoming Baroque also presents masterclasses at schools and community centers throughout the regions. Learn more at www.wyomingbaroque.org.