A GRANDE TOUR: Baroque Music from the Courts of Europe Coming to MOC

MOUNT OLIVE – University of Mount Olive will host the Baroque Arts Project at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, in the Mount Olive Assembly Hall. Tickets are $10 for the public. The event is free for students, faculty and staff.

Baroque Arts Project will perform Baroque masterpieces from the courts of 17th- and 18th-century Europe featuring Barry Bauguess on Baroque trumpet. Baroque Arts Project performs on period instruments and in an exciting, historically-informed style. Each member brings an energy and experience to the Baroque Arts Project from hundreds of performances throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia.

Baroque Arts Project members hold graduate degrees from some of the most highly respected performance schools including the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Southern California, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Case Western Reserve University. Its members also serve on the faculties of Oberlin Conservatory, Case Western Reserve University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and East Carolina University.

Since 1999, the Baroque Arts Project has enchanted audiences with innovative programs featuring music of the 17th & 18th centuries. Based in historic New Bern, NC, the group was founded by Baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Baroque trumpeter Barry Bauguess, to bring the rich musical arts of the Baroque period to life.

Through reconstruction of historical performance practices, Baroque Arts Project artists create fresh and enlightening performances that delight young and old, enrich the arts landscape in communities, broaden the understanding of our heritage and spark curiosity.

For more information, contact Stuart Burnham at 919-658-7166.

University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.  For more information, visit www.moc.edu.