LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Aulos Ensemble and Orchestra will perform G.F. Handel's complete Water Music, along with works by Torelli and J.S. Bach, Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. Tickets for the concert are $20.
"Aulos has set the standard for vibrant, spirited original instrument performance," says Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center. "Playing on actual Baroque-style instruments allows audiences to hear this wonderful, familiar and well-loved music as it likely would have sounded in its very first performances."
With virtuosic artistry and scholarly insight, Aulos has performed lively and imaginative programs of uncompromised excellence on more than a dozen recordings and in concert halls around the world.
The Aulos Ensemble — Christopher Krueger, flute; Marc Schachman, oboe; Linda Quan, violin; Myron Lutzke, cello; and Arthur Haas, harpsichord — expands to a full-size baroque orchestra for this performance of Water Music, originally written by Handel to be played from barges floating on the Thames.
The Weis Center also is sponsoring, free to the public, a meet-the-artist pre-performance talk with the members of the Aulos Ensemble and Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.
Tickets for Weis Center performances are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to events. Tickets also are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice/
This concert is presented in memory of Ronald J. "Pete" Pedrick and is made possible in part by the endowment fund established in his name. This concert has been made possible in part by generous contributions from Clayton and David Lightman and Elizabeth and Henry Maguire.
The 2005-06 season of Weis Center events is made possible in part by generous funding from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.