Going Baroque

M You suddenly find yourself transported back to the late 1600s, surrounded by curly white wigs and poofy E

S dresses. Music is playing in the courts, and looking around, you see famous composers, such as Telemann, S

I Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel. You take a moment to sample a meat pie and drink in the atmosphere. A

H Soon, it dawns on you that you have no way to get home! Just then, Antonio Stradivarius walks up to you C

O and hands you an instrument, and without saying anything, walks away. You look down at the violin M

P and realize that, on the inner label, it says, “I know how to get you home. The secret is hidden in a O

S safe in my workshop. You must get these locks open before the end of class to make it home!” E

R Will you crack the code and make it back to your own time period? Or will you have to become Baroque 'S BIRTH

forever? DAY

The first 8 notes of this cello suite make up one of the most well-known Baroque motifs in the world!

(Recording courtesy of Christopher Costanza)

Who wouldn't want to be at this party?

A Baroque Orchestra: