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Harmonia Baroque performs Feb. 1

Harmonia Baroque kicks off the Super Bowl Sunday celebrations with a Feb. 1 performance of extraordinary music by the Italian set Locatelli, Cavalli, Bononcini, Sammartini and Fontana. The program begins at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free.

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The early-music ensemble from the Hayes School of Music performs on 17th and 18th century instruments and reproductions.

Members are Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, traverso; Alicia Chapman, hautbois; Lauren Hayworth, soprano, Corinne Cassini, cello, Douglas James, theorbo, and Michael Bell, harpsichord.

The 50-minute program includes “Sonata in A Major, Op. 8, No. 7” by Pietro Locatelli, “Sonata á 5” by Giuseppi Baldassare Sammartini and “Sonata” by Giovanni Battista Fontana.