Baroque Concert Features Trumpets and Drums

POTSDAM - A dazzling array of music from the golden age of the Baroque, featuring trumpets and drums, will be presented in Baroque Brilliance, the Orchestra of Northern New York's upcoming winter concert.              

Two performances only will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 11 at the First Presbyterian Church in Watertown, and at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, February 12 at St. Mary's Church in Potsdam.

Works from five great composers of the Baroque era will be featured on the program including: Purcell's Overture from The Fairy Queen; Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3 No 11; Handel's Concerto Grosso in C Major from Alexander's Feast; Lully's March for the Turkish Ceremony; and Telemann's Overture in D Major for two Trumpets and Orchestra. ONNY founder and music director for the last 29 years, Kenneth Andrews, will conduct the twenty-three piece Baroque orchestra.

Soloists include Anna Hendrickson, oboe; John Ellis and James Madeja, trumpets, and John Lindsey and Elaine Dewar, violins.

Tickets are $22 adults, $18 seniors and military personnel, and $5 for students, ages 6-17, and college students with current I.D. They are available by calling the box office at 315-267-2277 or visiting

ONNY is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. It also receives a generous grant for its Watertown Concert Series from the Northern New York Community Foundation.

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