In todays concert Baroque & Roll, there are no electric guitars only violins and cellos. And in the expert hands of the Mercury Baroque ensemble, you can be sure these centuries-old instruments will be used to their best. Just in case youre not a baroque-era music expert (shame on you!), the 17th- and 18th-century style is well known for its vigor and ornamentation. (Translation: It rocked!) Mercury Baroque is also known for its vigor (although for some odd reason, theyve ditched the ornamentation no powdered wigs, for example). The ensemble does a great job of bringing baroque music to todays MTV-raised, A.D.D. audiences in a relevant, Isnt this cool? way. Todays concert features a lineup of the mega-hits by the eras superstars. Led by conductor Antoine Plante, the ensemble will play Bachs Violin Double Concerto, Vivaldis Summer and Pachelbels famed Canon (if youve been to a wedding, youve heard it).
Sat., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.