JOIN US DEC 1ST AND 2ND, 7PM 2023
St Pete Baroque joins the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay in our first ever collaboration. Hear traditional baroque Christmas music in its original setting.
ABOUT ST PETE BAROQUE
We are dedicated to giving new life to old masterpieces, giving a voice to newly discovered works, and bringing audiences the eccentric and improvisatory nature of baroque music.
The Baroque Period lasted the longest in western musical culture and spanned roughly 150 years from ~1600-1750. Yet we hear so little of it's music in concert halls today. Most of this music was for small ensembles with unique instruments before the standardization of the orchestra that we know today. This was a flourishing point in history when cultures and ideas began to collide rapidly. The violin family had only just been invented while many instruments of the old world (harpsichord, lute, viola da gamba, viola d'amore, and baroque winds) were still widely used. You can expect to see bizarre and rare instruments in our performances. We perform on period instruments and seek to capture music in the present as it was many years
WELCOME TO ST PETE BAROQUE!
Tampa Bay's Baroque Music Ensemble.
"[Of St Pete Baroque's debut performance] The requisite Italian Baroque characteristics were there: sunniness, serenity, and effusion in turn. Gallo’s work demands close interaction and response between players, and the ensemble – Yuan Yuan Wang, violin; Scott Kluksdahl, cello; and Urbanowicz, not on standard viola, but on the more richly voiced viola d’amore – offered a seamless performance."