LEWISTON — The Maine Friends of Music chamber group will perform a varied Baroque and Beyond concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St.

Admission is free, and donations will be accepted.

The program will include music by Boismortier, Couperin, Devienne, Mozart, Beethoven, Field, Faure and Joplin.

Members of the ensemble are Sean Fleming, piano and harpsichord; Linda Brunner, flute; and David DeBolt, bassoon.

The concert will begin with a suite of dance music for bassoon by the French composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Selections from Couperin’s “Les goûts-réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts” will follow; a piece in which the harpsichord and the full ensemble alternate.

Also played will be a flute sonata by Devienne, the “French Mozart,” a movement from Mozart’s sonata in B-flat major for bassoon, and a nocturne for solo composer by the Irish composer John Field, a predecessor to Chopin.

The concert will end with a set of variations for flute, bassoon and forte-piano written by a teenage Ludwig Beethoven, and an arrangement for the full group of Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer.”


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