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Brookings Chamber Music Society presents Ensemble Chaconne

Members of Ensemble Chaconne pose with their instruments.
Ensemble Chaconne is comprised of Peter H. Bloom, baroque flute; Olav Chris Henriksen, baroque lute; and Carol Lewis, viola da gamba.

The Brookings Chamber Music Society continues its season at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, with a performance by Boston-based Ensemble Chaconne. 

The concert will take place in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the campus of South Dakota State University.

Ensemble Chaconne, comprised of Peter H. Bloom, baroque flute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; and Olav Chris Henriksen, baroque lute, is known for its use of original musical instruments hailing from the Baroque era.

Titled “The Glorious Ones – Treasures by the Late Baroque Masters,” the program will treat listeners to music written by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Couperin. The program has been selected with the intention of transforming Founders Recital Hall into a palace of 18th century Europe.

Now celebrating its 37th season, the ensemble tours widely in the U.S. and abroad. Ensemble Chaconne’s extensive career includes performances for The National Gallery in London, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Florida, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Edison Theatre in St. Louis, the Yale Center for British Art, Jordan Hall in Boston, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, The Morton Arboretum Chamber Series (Chicago area), the Nielsen Concert Series in Des Moines, Connecticut Early Music Festival, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s residency at Davidson College, to name a few.

Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes before the concert and are priced at $20 for adults, $5 for students and free to SDSU students with ID. For more information, call the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 605-688-5187.