The Arts

Basically Baroque to perform in Greenport, Shelter Island

The members of ‘Basically Baroque’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
The members of ‘Basically Baroque’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A cello, a flute, a violin and a keyboard are the only instruments the members of Basically Baroque need to fill a room with the beautifully sweeping melodies of sonatas like “Tri-Sonate,” a piece by 18th-century German composer Johann Joachim Quantz.

Last Thursday, the quartet did exactly that as they rehearsed at the Southold home of friend Ginger Jones for two free performances in early March at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport and Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. Aside from Quantz, both concerts will feature music by composers Joseph Haydn, John Loeillet and Georg Philipp Telemann.