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"A Musical Tour of Baroque Italy" to be in Salt Lake City

Published April 19, 2012 10:08 am

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Salt Lake-based group Utopia Early Music will finish its third season with "Generous Beauty: A Musical Tour of Baroque Italy" on Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 13 at 5 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral (231 E 100 S, Salt Lake City).

The show requests a free‐will payment (suggested $15, but $12 for seniors and $10 for students).Here is a brief concert description provided from Utopia Early Music:

In the middle of Rome, it can be pleasant to leave your map behind. Any corner you turn will reveal something beautiful—a narrow ancient street, a welcoming piazza, the best gelato you've ever tasted. A similar embarrassment of riches can be found in Italian baroque music. "Generous Beauty" tours Italy in time and space, bringing you the early innovations of Monteverdi and his contemporaries—including women composers Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi—as well as the late baroque sounds of Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and Antonio Vivaldi. Discover Italy's gift to the world in the passion, playfulness, and sensuality of this music [with] Utopia's founders, Emily Nelson (soprano) and Christopher LeCluyse (tenor) team up with Tyler Nelson (tenor), Ricky Parkinson (bass), Lisa Chaufty (recorder), Pamela Palmer Jones (harpsichord), and Frances von Seggern Bach (viola da gamba).