02/28/15 3:38pm
02/28/2015 3:38 PM
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.


02/11/14 6:00am
02/11/2014 6:00 AM


Local chamber music ensemble Basically Baroque will perform at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport on Feb. 15 at 3 p.m.

Founded in 1995, Basically Baroque specializes in music of the Baroque period and its members include: William Packard, flute; Daniel Skabeikis, violin; Jeannie Woelker, cello; and Linda Betjeman, keyboard. They will be playing the Triosonate in D major by Quantz, Suite No. 4 in E major by Telemann, Trio No. 1, Opus 100 by Haydn, and Sonata in F major by Handel.

The free event is sponsored by the Friends of Floyd Memorial Library.

For more information, call 631-477-0660.