by Robin Gee
Music on the Avenue takes us back a few centuries this coming Friday, February 17, with a performance in conjunction with the Cincinnati Early Music Festival.
The Festival, held throughout February at many different venues, showcases the work of musicians across our region who perform music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Rod Stucky and Chris Wilke are baroque and classical guitarists who also play the lute. They will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday in the third performance in the Music on the Avenue vocal music series hosted by St. John United Church of Christ in Bellevue.
They will perform baroque guitar and lute music popular in Europe from the late 16th through the early 18th centuries.
Stucky is co-director of the Early Music Lab at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) and head of the classical guitar studies for the CCM Preparatory Department. Wilke serves as president of the Lute Society of America and is a dedicated teacher and composer.
Next in the Music on the Avenue series lineup for 2017 will be the Phillips-Hofeldt Piano Trio on February 24 and a cappella vocal band No Promises on March 3.
St. John United Church of Christ is located at 520 Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue. Free parking is available in the church parking lot at the back of the building or on nearby streets. The building is accessible.
For more information see St. John’s website, the Music on the Avenue Facebook page or call 859-261-2066.