Italian Fire (St Peter)

An explosion of fiery passions, virtuosity, and inspiration

La Grande Bande opens the 24/25 Season, and our celebration of George Friderich Handel’s 340th birthday, with a program of virtuosity music from early Italy. Handel’s time in Italy, studying and performing with many of the leading composers and musicians of the day, was crucial to forming his career and his musical voice.

This program will illustrate the evolution of the “Italian style” from its  earliest contrapuntal origins in the Renaissance to the high-Baroque sonatas of Corelli and Handel himself. Internationally-acclaimed violinist Chloe Prendergast, crowd favorite Allen Hamrick (dulcian), and La Grande Bande’s continuo band will open the Sixth Season with an explosion of virtuosity and Italian passion.

Pre-concert talk begins at approximately 6:45pm.

Chloe Prendergast, baroque violin
Allen Hamrick, dulcian
Maryne Mossey, baroque cello
Michael Thomas Asmus, harpsichord


Sep 27 2024


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


First Lutheran Church (St Peter)
1114 W Traverse Rd, St Peter, MN 56082