St. Louis Symphony Baroque Players to Perform at Southeast

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 26, 2015 –An All-Baroque Concert featuring St. Louis  Symphony Baroque players is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

“The program we are bringing to SEMO on Nov. 2 is an all-Baroque chamber program, and it is very different from the mostly modern era program we brought last year,” said Maureen Byrne, director of community programs with the St. Louis Symphony. “The program next week was developed by principal horn Roger Kaza and was performed at McKendree University last spring. It was extremely well received, and I felt that the SEMO/Cape Girardeau community would enjoy it very much.”

The program will feature Vivaldi’s “Bassoon Concerto in A Minor,” Handel’s “Concerto grosso Op. 6, No. 2 in F Major” and Telemann’s “Concerto for 2 Horns in E flat major.”

“Roger wears three hats for this concert – conductor, harpsichordist, and horn soloist – and the concert also features principal bassoon Andrew Cuneo and third horn Chris Dwyer, along with a contingent of eight string musicians,” Byrne said. “For the final piece on the program, Mary Miller will take Roger’s place at the harpsichord while he performs a double horn concerto by Telemann. As with all of our community concerts, the concert feel will be casual and conversational, and the program will last about an hour.”

Byrne says the St. Louis Symphony views its outreach to college campuses as important because college students represent future music educators, orchestra and arts organization colleagues, audiences and donors.

“We want to make sure they are aware of the St. Louis Symphony and what a resource it can be in their current and future lives,” she said.

Featured performers will be Miller, harpsichord; Marian Drake, cello; Dana Myers, Charlene Clark, Andrea Jarrett, Nicolae Bica and Lisa Chong, violins; Jonathan Chu, viola; Donald Martin, double bass; Kaza and Dwyer, horns; and Cuneo, bassoon.

The event is free and open to the public. For my information, visit