Students are invited to come and listen to the Baroque Ensemble on Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Eliza R. Snow Center’s Ruth H. Barrus Concert Hall from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Baroque music is western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. Instruments include the cello, flute and other orchestral instruments.
The evening features sonatas and concertos by 17th and 18th-century composers such as the Arcangelo Corelli Christmas concerto. Robert Tueller, director of the ensemble and faculty member of the music department, said the University Baroque Ensemble performs exclusively on historic replicas of Baroque instruments.
Tueller has been a professor at BYU-Idaho for 18 years now and has been directing the Baroque Ensemble for just as long.
Baroque music has always been an interest of Tueller when he attended graduate school and received a doctorate degree in baroque music. He became involved professionally with playing music from the 17th and 18th century on early instruments.
Tuller said BYU-I is unique in having a group dedicated to this type of music. It is usually seen in larger schools but the music department was interested in the idea of having an ensemble that plays using early instruments.
“The students actually learn a lot from doing it and gives them a context to music making historically,” Tueller said.
Tuller said he loves teaching here, the attitude of his classes and their openness to new ideas.
You can also catch a concert the night before in Salt Lake City, at the University of Utah.
More information on the concert can be found on the BYU-I master calendar.” class=”inline-comment”>