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Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble to perform at Silver Lake College on April 17

Posted On March 30, 2016

Silver Lake College will conclude its 2015-2016 Artist Music Series with a concert featuring the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble.

The performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, on campus at Endries Hall, located in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, founded in 1990, is comprised of Mimmi Fulmer (soprano), Brett Lipshutz (traverso), Eric Miller (viola da gamba, baroque cello), Consuelo Sañudo (mezzo soprano), Monica Steger (traverso, harpsichord), Anton TenWolde (baroque cello) and Max Yount (harpsichord).

Playing on period instruments from original notation, this ensemble of musicians brings the sound and character of 17th- and 18th-century music to life, often shedding light upon lesser-known compositions and composers.

The primary difference in sound between the stringed instruments these musicians play and so-called “modern” stringed instruments is obtained in large part through the unique shape of baroque bows, which result in subtle clarity of articulation on the supple and sweet-sounding gut strings they use.

This, combined with the reduced tension of a baroque set-up (different tailpiece, bridge, bass bar and neck angle), creates a conversational, intimate and highly expressive sound.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors (ages 65 and older), $5 for children (ages 5 to 18), and free for children ages 4 and younger. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Capitol Civic Centre box office, 913 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc; by calling (920) 683-2184; or by logging on to www.cccshows.org.