The English Concert in America Fellows (aka TECA Fellows) will perform a concert of Baroque music — that is music composed between 1580 and 1750 — on string instruments at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The concert will take place on Wednesday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. and will last an hour.
The musicians will play compositions on original string instruments that will include a theorbo, which is a plucked string instrument of the lute family with an extended neck and a second pegbox. The theorbo was used during the Baroque era to play basso continuo accompaniment parts as well as used for solos.
The sextet of musicians includes violinists Alana Youssefian and Sara Jane Kenner, viola player Stephen Goist, cellist Oliver Weston, oboe player David Dickey, and, on the theorbo, Adam Cockerham. They will play compositions by Jean-Philippe Rameau, George Frideric Handel, Jean-Féry Rebel, Johann Friedrich Fasch and Giovanni Benedetto Platti.
Tickets for in-person attendance are available for $20 each at stlukeseasthampton.org. The church can accommodate 75 attendees, each of whom must wear a mask and respect social distancing. For those who want to view and listen to the concert online, tickets are $10 on the website.