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Experience the Majesty of Vivaldi and Other Masters of the High Baroque April 20

Revel in the musical opulence of the high Baroque era with chamber musicians Byron Schenkman and Friends. The group, featuring renowned harpsichordist Schenkman, will present the chamber works of Vivaldi, Bresciannello, de Boismortier, and more.

Byron Schenkman and Friends will perform at 7:00 p.m. on April 20 in Central Washington University’s McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall. General admission is $12.00; for seniors, alumni, and CWU students with ID, tickets are $7.00. Tickets may be purchased at

Schenkman, with Joshua Romatowski, flute; Debra Nagy, oboe; Anna Marsh, bassoon; Ingrid Matthews, violin; and Nathan Whittaker, cello, will play a full program of unique baroque gems, including Vivaldi’s Sonata in D Major for flute, violin, and continuo; and Anna Bon’s Sonata in C Major for harpsichord. The concert ends with Vivaldi’s rousing Concerto in D Major (Il Gardellino), for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon, and continuo.

Byron Schenkman has recorded more than thirty CDs of 17th- and 18th-century repertoire, including recordings on historical instruments from the National Music Museum, Vermillion, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

A recipient of the Erwin Bodky Award from the Cambridge Society for Early Music “for outstanding achievement in the field of early music,” he was voted “Best Classical Instrumentalist” by the readers of Seattle Weekly in 2006, and his piano playing has been described in The New York Times as “sparkling,” “elegant,” and “insightful.”

Bryon Schenkman, harpsichordist

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