“The intention of music is not only to please the ear, but to express sentiments, strike the imagination, affect the mind, and command the passions.”
Francesco Geminiani, 1687-1762
Our ensemble aims to bring the spirit of this wonderful music alive in today’s world, capturing its vivid and evocative colors, enlivened with the spirit of improvisation and dance. Baroque composers knew the power of music to move listeners to experience a spectrum of emotions, and the equal role of the performer in this endeavor. As an ensemble we take our cue from Geminiani, who urged musicians to be first inspired themselves, and “while the imagination is warm and glowing [to pour] the same exalted spirit into [our] own performance.”
The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Region’s only professional period-instrument orchestra.