UNCSA alumni Ingrid Matthews, violin, and John Lenti, theorbo, perform at Watson Hall as part of the annual Salem Bach Festival, now in its seventh year. Recognized as two of today’s most respected baroque musicians, the duo will present a concert of wide-ranging music from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Matthews (H.S. Diploma, ’85) founded and was music director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra from 1994 to 2013. She is currently visiting associate professor of music in historical performance: baroque violin at the Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.
Lenti (B.M. ’01) has made basso continuo improvisation on lute, theorbo (a plucked string instrument of the lute family, with an extended neck), and baroque guitar the cornerstone of a career that includes performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Portland Baroque and Seraphic Fire.
The other concerts of the Salem Bach Festival include vespers at Augsburg Lutheran Church on Sept. 15 and a concert at Home Moravian Church on Sept. 17.