This British baroque quartet includes Cape Breton violinist David Greenberg on a US spring tour. BBC Music Magazine said: “For sheer technical wizardry, charismatic showmanship and expressive devilment Red Priest is in an exhilarating class of its own.” Red Priest is the only early music group in the world to be compared to the Rolling Stones, the Marx Brothers and the Cirque du Soleil. Piers Adams, recorder, David Greenberg, violin, Angela East, cello, and David Wright, harpsichord, take red-headed Vivaldi’s nickname for the quartet. Their Viva Baroque program intersperses Vivaldi (Four Seasons) with an array of baroque composers across 17th and 18th c. Europe. Red Priest causes a sensation in concert halls and on campuses around the world. Performances are “not so much reconstruction as total re-interpretation—they are sure to introduce a new audience to baroque music,” according to Early Music Today.
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