March 8, 2013Just when you thought it was safe to go to a Baroque concert...the Red Priest (recorder, violin, cello, and harpsichord) has redefined the experience, combining the fruits of extensive research with swashbuckling virtuosity, heart-on-sleeve emotion and compelling stagecraft.
Founded in 1997, and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has given several hundred sell-out concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Moscow December Nights Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Ravinia Festival, Bermuda Festival, and in most European countries, Japan, Australia, and throughout North and Central America. The group has been the subject of hour- long TV profiles for NHK (Japan) and ITV (UK) - the latter for the prestigious South Bank Show in 2005, which documented the launch of the Red Hot Baroque Show, an electrifying marriage of old music with the latest light and video technology.“Sheer daring...brilliant and inspired musicianship”-----Gramophone
- “Like crossing a Wigmore Hall recital with a Guinness-soaked session in an Irish bar” ----Classic CD
- “Sonically super-charged, played with the intensity of any rock performance”-----Swirlpop
Sunday, March 10, 3pm, Hudson Hall
Salem Chamber Orchestra concert with Red Priest
Red Priest will join the Salem Chamber Orchestra in a performance of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.