Visiting Artist Series Welcomes Boise Baroque Orchestra

Published: February 18, 2021

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Visiting Artist Series is proud to welcome the Boise Baroque Orchestra, for a series of virtual concerts, March 1-4, followed with a Q & A with Artistic Director, Robert Franz, March 5.

Boise Baroque Orchestra Virtual Concert Series

Grab a snack and settle down in the comfort of your own home to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Boise Baroque Orchestra as they host three, virtual concerts. Concerts, featuring music from the 17th and 18th centuries, can be viewed on demand March 1 – 4. Concerts are free, will be approximately 35-40 minutes in length, and are suitable for all ages.

Concert 1: Mannheim Effect
The Boise Baroque Orchestra performs music inspired by the famed Mannheim Orchestra. Watch for an explanation of the infamous "Mannheim Rocket”. This concert will feature Johann Stamitz’s Symphony in E-flat Major op. 11, no. 3 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony in D Major, KV 320.

Watch Concert 1: Mannheim Effect

Concert 2: Vivaldi’s Italy
The Boise Baroque Orchestra visits St. Mark's Square in Venice with music of Gabrieli and Vivaldi.

Watch Concert 2: Vivaldi's Italy

Concert 3: Hijacked Pergolesi
How did these pieces become wrongly attributed to Pergolesi until 1980? Watch to find out more about the lesser-known Dutch composer, Wilhelm van Wassenaer, and how his music was high jacked by history.

Watch Concert 3: Hijacked Pergolesi

Q & A Session

Join Boise Baroque Orchestra's Artistic Director, Robert Franz, and CWI music faculty, Sveltlana Maddox, Friday, March 5, from Noon – 1 p.m., via Zoom, as they answer questions and discuss various aspects about the concert performances. The Q & A session will be sign interpreted in American Sign Language.

Zoom Link: Q & A with Robert Franz and Sveltlana Maddox
Passcode: 025273

CWI’s Visiting Artist Series is made possible through a grant from Idaho Commission on the Arts, which is supported by National Endowment for the Arts. Visiting Artist Series workshops, featuring visual and performing artists, are free and open to the entire CWI community.

Contact Brenda Fisher at to learn more or with questions.

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