Friday, January 22, 2016

Red Priest breathes some life into Vivaldi at Rollins College Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 6:41 AM

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When one imagines a baroque concert, the image that comes to mind is that of a hundred elegantly dressed musicians performing as still and upright as possible, and while there is nothing wrong with such an event, Red Priest – whose name is a reference to the ordained ginger composer Antonio Vivaldi – tends to do things a bit differently. The lively group doesn’t just play; they bounce around and move about. The sheet music is noticeably absent, replaced by extra layers of emotion, a replacement the group affirms is just as powerful and necessary as strict interpretations of the classics. The night itself is German-themed to a degree; expect to hear songs from composer George Frideric Handel’s catalog, along with Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Phillip Telemann. 

3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 | Tiedtke Concert Hall, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park | | $35-$50

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