Sunday, Nov. 15 the Prince George Symphony Orchestra (PGSO) presents a musical matinee performance of glorious music from the Baroque era. Join the PGSO and maestro Leslie Dala for a delightful afternoon of works by Handel, Bach and Purcell. Concert master Jose Delgado Guevara and PGSO principal flute Don Bond promise to dazzle the audience as featured soloists.
Included on the Sunday afternoon program are Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major; Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, Suite No. 1; and Handel’s Water Music, Suite No.1.
Baroque music is described on Wikipedia as a style of European classical music from 1600 to 1750.
Handel’s Water Music premiered on July 17, 1717 when King George I requested a concert on the River Thames.
He was said to have loved it so much that he ordered the exhausted musicians to play the suites three times on the trip.
Also on the program is JS Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major. Bach’s abilities as an organist were highly respected throughout Europe during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognized as a great composer until a revival of interest in his music in the first half of the 19th century.
Tickets for the PGSO Goes for Baroque concert are available at the Studio 2880 ticket centre or by phone at 250-563-2880. There is also a special matinee offer: Join other music lovers for a Lyrical Lunch at Prince George Chateau, an elegant luncheon prepared in an old-world style. Lunch is at 12 noon Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Prince George Chateau, 4377 Hill Ave. $45 per person ($85 per couple) for lunch and concert. Proceeds to benefit the PGSO Turnaround Campaign.