NYS Baroque Rising Artists: Berwick Fiddle Consort

“Ayont Yon Glen”

The Berwick Fiddle Consort (BFC) is a folk-baroque ensemble made up of musicians who share a passion for both historical performance and fiddle traditions. Violinists Lydia Becker, Julia Connor, Sarah Douglass, and guest lutenist Sebastian Quintero are excited to be part of NYS Baroque Rising Artist’s upcoming season! Our program will present traditional Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton music alongside Scots-inspired works in the classical style. Francesco Geminiani was an Italian musician who built successful careers in London and Edinburgh and who was interested enough in the Scottish folk tradition to write collections of pieces based on Scots songs. His “Airs made into Sonatas for Two Violins and a Bass” add baroque Italian chords and accompaniment lines to Scottish melodies, creating a new hybrid style. Some of our sets will feature this hybrid compositional style, while others will present folk tunes in a more traditional performance idiom.  

Friday, March 5 at 7:30pm EST, and Sunday, March 7 at 4:00pm EST. Free and online!