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Trio of renowned early music performers to give free concert

Linden, Jaapter
Jaapter Linden, viola da gamba, will join harpsichordist Jacques Ogg and traversist Wilbert Hazelzet in a concert in Recital Hall, February 26, 2008, at 8:30pm.

A trio of world-renowned specialists on period instruments will be making a stop in Bloomington as one of their U.S. tour destinations, culminating in a chamber music concert on Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. in the IU Jacobs School of Music's Recital Hall.

Harpsichordist Jacques Ogg, traversist Wilbert Hazelzet and gambist Jaap ter Linden are all professors at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands, as well as members of a number of leading period instrument orchestras in Europe and in North America, such as Amsterdam Baroque, Orchestra of the 18th Century and Concerto Palatino. Their interpretations of Baroque music have been enthusiastically lauded throughout the world.

In North America, Jacques Ogg serves as artistic director of Lyra Baroque, Minneapolis, and Jaap ter Linden regularly directs Arion Ensemble, Montreal, Canada. In addition to their frequent tours, guest conducting and master classes, they each have an extensive discography, including such labels as Erato, Harmonia Mundi, Glossa, DGG and Archiv.

The Feb. 26 concert will include Veracini: Sonata in E Minor, Vivaldi: Sonata VI in B Flat Major, Couperin: Concert IX in E-major "Ritratto dell'Amore" (from 'Concerts Nouveaux'), J. S. Bach: Sonata in B Minor BWV1030 and Leclair: Sonata No. 5 in G Major.

The musicians also will be conducting master classes for students of the Jacobs School's Early Music Institute on Feb. 25 and 26. There will be three simultaneous master classes taking place on Monday, February 25, 7-10 p.m: Jacques Ogg, harpsichord, in Recital Hall; Wilbert Hazelzet, traverso, in Ford Hall; and Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba, in Merrill Hall 205. On Feb. 26, Jaap ter Linden will give an additional master class for cellists in Recital Hall, 2-4 p.m.