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Agave Baroque performs Sept. 17 at Appalachian

BOONE—The ensemble Agave Baroque with countertenor Reginald Mobley will perform Sept. 17 at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited.

View larger imageAgave Baroque (Photo by Teresa Tam Studio)View larger imageReginald Mobley

Titled “La Famiglia Bach: Bach family works and their Italian roots,” the program features works by J.S. Bach, his family members and composers Isabelle Leonarda and Johann Rosenmüller.

Works to be performed include Rosenmüller’s “Sonata Quarta,” Leonarda’s “Sonata Quarta,” “Toccata in E minor” by J.S. Bach, a sinfonia from “Siehe, wie fein und lieblich” by Georg Christoph Bach and an orchestral suite in G minor by Johann Bernhard Bach.

Agave Baroque is a San Francisco Bay Area based ensemble specializing in string chamber music of the 17th century. Agave has received numerous awards and accolades, and gained local and national attention for its vibrant performances and growing discography. Now in its sixth season, Agave debuts a new and expanded lineup and continues to be a unique and innovative voice in the early music community.

Members of the ensemble are Aaron Westman and Natalie Carducci, baroque violin; William Skeen, viola da gamba; Kevin Cooper, baroque guitar and theorbo; and Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord and organ.