Red Priest performs baroque music with swashbuckling virtuosity

January 20, 2006

MILWAUKEE - Red Priest brings its unique brand of baroque music performance to the Schwan Concert Hall Friday, January 20 at 8 p.m. This British ensemble has redefined the art of period performance, combining the fruits of extensive research with swashbuckling virtuosity. Red Priest performs largely from memory, allowing an operatic level of freedom and interaction. Its energetic programs are drawn from myriad baroque sources to create a kaleidoscopic range of moods and colors.

The program includes "Gypsy Sonata in A minor" by Georg Phillip Telemann, "Concerto in G major 'The Sea Storm'" by Antonio Vivaldi, "Prelude from Suite No. 1 for Cello" by Johann Sebastian Bach, "Aria Amoroso" by Georg Frederick Handel, and many other baroque compositions and arrangements.

Red Priest, with Pier Adams (recorder), Angela East (cello), David Greenberger (violin) and Howard Beach (harpsichord and piano), formed in 1997 and now gives over 60 concerts each year in some of the most prestigious venues in Europe, Australia, the Far East, Russia and the United States.

The Red Priest concert is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $24 general, $22 seniors and $10 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit

Since 1995, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.