'Early music' performed at Alamo Baroque Festival

Six-day festival an official Tricentennial event

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - Members of the San Antonio Symphony and Trinity University performed "early music" Wednesday at the Alamo Baroque Festival, an official event of San Antonio's Tricentennial celebration.

The six-day festival presents historically informed performances of music by internationally recognized artists who play music from the 17th and 18th centuries that was popular in Europe and Mexico. It will feature free public performances, master classes and private instruction (by audition).

Trinity University professor Richard Butler said that although some of the music may be well-known to some people, the sound will be different and authentic.

"When this music is played on the instruments of the period, with a style of the period, by the people who get all that, it's so fresh and crisp and exciting," Butler said.

Two other free public concerts will be held at St. Mark Episcopal Church downtown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Saturday.

For more information on the festival, click here.

KSAT 12 is an official media partner of the Tricentennial. Click here for more information about the huge birthday party being held for the city and county.

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