On Sunday, September 22, 4 p.m. at the Propylaeum's Carriage House, Indianapolis audiences are in for a rare treat. The Indianapolis baroque fretted-instrument ensemble, Alchymy Viols, joins forces with North Carolina's exciting un-fretted period instrument trio, The Vivaldi Project, in a concert titled "Time's Up...Stop Fretting." Featured in this concert will be Chicago's rising-star performer on the lute and guitar, Brandon Jack Acker.
By the middle of the 18th century those fretted instruments were about to run their course due to the rising popularity of the vibrant, louder, un-fretted instruments of the violin family. This concert will offer music from that period of fast change.
Performances by Alchymy Viols under Bloomington Early Music are free to the public, in harmony with the mission of the Propylaeum to foster the city's artscape, with thanks to donations by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation, the DeHaan Family Foundation and individual donors.