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Irish Baroque Orchestra to perform at the Jorgensen

By Zarrin Ahmed
On March 6, 2014

The Irish Baroque Orchestra, driven by the belief that the best things in life stand the test of time, will attest to the statement and perform at the Jorgensen this Sunday.
The sights and sounds of 18th-century Europe, as vivid as a restored oil painting with color, simmering tension, and highly charged emotion, and a journey 300 years back in time is what the orchestra promises. Though rooted in the past, the orchestra is constantly evolving and now consists of musicians that perform more than 20 concerts year round.
Performing only on baroque instruments or modern replicas, the orchestra keeps the tradition of baroque music alive for future generations by educating and recording music.
Though most of the instruments seem familiar, there's one that is strictly a baroque instrument: the theorbo. A theorbo is one of the largest members in the lute family, concieved in Florence during the late 16th century. It was considered the perfect accompaniment for the human voice because of its gentleness. The instrument has twenty strings altogether and is played like a guitar.
The orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. this Sunday. Tickets are on sale at the Jorgensen: $10 for UConn students, $15 for non-UConn students, $30 for floor tickets and $26 for mezzanine tickets.  

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