Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Bach to Basics’ at free April 8 concert

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The state’s newest chamber orchestra will present the third concert of its inaugural season, “Bach to Basics,” on Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 191 County Road, Barrington.

Led by conductor, Edward Markward, the Chamber Orchestra of Barrington at St. John’s (COBSJ) will begin its exploration of the orchestral works of J.S. Bach by performing Brandenburg Concerto #1, featuring three solo oboes, and Brandenburg Concerto #4, featuring two solo flutes and solo violin. The

program will also include Respighi’s, Ancient Airs and Dances for Lute, Suite #3, and Mozart’s, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

The orchestra includes 32 professional, community and student musicians from throughout Rhode Island. Local residents in the orchestra are Wendy Rios, violin, of Warwick; John Simpson, violin, of East Greenwich; Kaitlin Braman, flute, and Jacob Stott, harpsichord, both of Johnston.

The concert is free, but donations are welcome. The opening concert of COBSJ’s second season will be held on Sunday, September 30.

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