Red Priest, a U.K.-based Baroque ensemble, will perform at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on March 1.
The program, which is part of UNO’s Musical Excursions concert series, features Red Priest’s interpretation of Handel compositions. The show is titled “Handel in the Wind,” contrasting Handel’s music with that of two other German Baroque artists – Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Phillip Telemann.
Red Priest’s performance style has been described, according to its website, as a “break-all-rules, rock-chamber concert approach to early music.” It aims to recapture the experience of 17th century Baroque music performances, which were said to be more like modern day rock concerts than classical recitals.
Red Priest, founded in 1997 and named for Antonio Vivaldi, includes recorder player Piers Adams, violinist Julia Bishop, cellist Angela East and harpsichordist David Wright. Together, the group has performed sold-out concerts at festivals around the world.
Ticket prices for the event are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and UNO faculty and staff, $5 for non-UNO students, and free for UNO students.