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Atlanta Baroque Orchestra Marks 16th Anniversary

Tickets are on sale now for performances in Atlanta and Roswell on Jan. 11-12.

Roswell Presbyterian Church will be one of the venues for the 16th anniversary celebration of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra next month. 

Peachtree Christian Church, 1580 Peachtree St., NW, Atlanta, will be the venue for a concert on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m.

The Roswell concert will take place on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m. at Roswell Presbyterian, located at 755 Mimosa Boulevard. 

Works by Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann and Muffat from the ensemble’s first season, and the premiere performance of a new work by Martha Bishop, written to commemorate the occasion.

The performance will be directed by ABO artistic director Julie Andrijeski.

"It’s exciting that this Sweet Sixteen anniversary concert will feature many musicians who have been performing with the ABO since its first performances in 1998,” Andrijeski said. 

“During our sixteen years, our musicians have developed strong artistic bonds that keep them returning year after year, in many cases from long distances, for the pleasure of collaborating to bring alive great repertoire for the music lovers of Atlanta.”

Here's the full concert program: 

  • George Friedric Handel: Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3, No. 5, HWV 316
  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Suite in D Major for viola da gamba and strings, TWV 55: D6, Brent Wissick, soloist
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in C for two flutes and orchestra, RV 533
  • Georg Muffat: Concerto 12, “Propitia Sydera” (“lucky stars”)  
  • A new work by Martha Bishop for the ABO“Jubel!"

Advance tickets are on sale at http://atlantabaroque.org 

  • $20 regular admission in advance by website
  • $25 at the door (suggested donation)
  • $15 senior citizens in advance by website
  • $20 senior citizens at the door (suggested donation)
  • $10 students (in advance or at the door)
  • $10 members of Peachtree Christian Church, Roswell Presbyterian Church and Atlanta Early Music Alliance, at the door (suggested donation)
  • Group discounts are available. 

The ABO will conclude its 2013-14 season with a “Bach Birthday Bash,” a collaboration with the Georgia Boy Choir, David R. White, director, featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

Those concerts are on Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, and Sunday, March 23 at Roswell Presbyterian. 

(Information submitted by George Riordan of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.)

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