St. Alban Church presents Burning River Baroque concert on Jan. 23
Burning River Baroque will present Forces of Good and Evil: The Colorful Lives of Composers at St. Alban Episcopal Church (2555 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights) on Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by freewill donation.
In a program that parallels the goodness found in music with the inevitable nefariousness that exists in the world, Burning River Baroque will explore music by composers whose lives were colored with drama and scandal, alongside of works by those who led more “honorable” lives. Regardless of whether their behavior is deemed questionable or virtuous today, the music of Purcell, Barrière, Merula, Forqueray and Stradella remains exquisite enough to stand the test of time.
Burning River Baroque is soprano and baroque cellist Malina Rauschenfels and harpsichorist Paula Maust. For more information, visit www.burning-river-baroque.org.
Malina Rauschenfels is co-director of Burning River Baroque and is its soprano and cellist.