PBA Early Music Festival Adds Local Flare

Ensemble Boismortier, a group featuring some of America's finest historic wind instrument performers, will be the guest artist ensemble for Palm Beach Atlantic University's fourth Early Music Festival. On Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the DeSantis Family Chapel, they will join forces with the PBA Early Music Ensemble and the Espressivo Singers in a concert that features the glorious Te Deum by 17th-century French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Espressivo is a local vocal group directed by John Weatherspoon, a finalist for a Grammy in Music Education and the director of choral music at Lake Worth High School. Espressivo Singers

At Saturday’s concert on March 30 at 7:30 p.m. they will be joined by Miami harpsichordist Juvenal Correa-Salas in a performance of music by Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann and, of course, Boismortier.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students with identification; festival rate is $15 for all performances if purchased prior to Friday’s concert. Call Ticket Central at (561) 803-2970 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to purchase tickets, or go online. Tickets also are sold at the door.

The PBA Early Music Festival is a bi-annual event that provides a showcase for nationally-acclaimed early music artists, local performers, and PBA music students. For more information, contact Dr. Michael O'Connor.

 

Photo: The Espressivo Singers pose for a picture. 2019.