West Virginia University at Parkersburg
CONTACT: H.G. Young III, music professor and coordinator of Distinguished Performance Series, 304-424-8248.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Red Priest is a Baroque performance ensemble that defies description. This English quartet has redefined the art of Baroque music performance, combining swashbuckling virtuosity, creative re-composition, heart-on-sleeve emotion and compelling stagecraft.
The ensemble will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, performing "Nightmare in Venice - A Baroque Fantasy." The concert is part of the college's Distinguished Performance Series.
Formed in 1997, the group draws its name from the flame-haired priest and composer, Antonio Vivaldi. Its expertise lies in the performance and adaptation of music from the Baroque era. The group is made up of four renowned artists, each an expert in their own field.
Red Priest now gives over 50 concerts a year in some of the
most prestigious festivals and venues in Europe and the USA. International music critics have described the Red Priest style as
"electrifying," "sheer daring,"
immaculately forged," "sonically supercharged," "brilliant and inspired," and "deliciously twisted."
Adults tickets are $10/students, $5. WVU Parkersburg students may purchase special advance tickets for themselves and one guest for $2 each in the business office. All tickets at the door will be regular price. There are no reserved seats. Ticket information is available by contacting the college's Business Office, 424-8223.
For additional information, contact:
Executive Director for Communications
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