Columbia Baroque Concert Series


Passionate Purcell

Featuring Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano
with Hazel Ketchum, lute and soprano

  • Friday, January 25, 2019

  • 7:00 p.m. Concert Conversations with Sarah F. Williams

  • 7:30 p.m. Performance

  • USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street, Columbia (MAP)

Chase away the January chill with our heartwarming program of selections from the rapturous English song repertoires of Henry Purcell, Thomas Campion, and George Frederic Handel. The instrumental music includes trio sonatas by Handel and Purcell, a gamba solo by Carl Friedrich Abel featuring Gail Ann Schroeder, plus a famous English tune to hum on your drive home.


January 25, 2019

Purchase Season Tickets by Mail:

Send your check for $60 per adult season ticket to:

Columbia Baroque
P O Box 6972
Columbia, SC 29260

Please include your mailing address. Your tickets will be mailed to you or held at the door if your request arrives less than a week ahead of the first concert.

All students attend Columbia Baroque Concert Series performances for free!



4 Improvvisato!

Guest Artist: Hazel Ketchum, lute and soprano

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019

  • 7:00 p.m. Concert Conversations with Peter A. Hoyt

  • 7:30 p.m. Performance

  • USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street, Columbia (MAP)

Hazel Ketchum, lute and soprano, returns to Columbia Baroque for this exuberant concert of sonatas, cantatas and concerti by three great Italian composers: Corelli, Scarlatti and Vivaldi. Improvvisato! refers to the Italian style of ornamentation when the performer decorates a melody by improvising flourishes, graces and trills to add flair, variety and virtuosity to the performance.


May 14, 2019

Purchase Season Tickets by Mail:

Send your check for $60 per adult season ticket to:

Columbia Baroque
P O Box 6972
Columbia, SC 29260

Please include your mailing address. Your tickets will be mailed to you or held at the door if your request arrives less than a week ahead of the first concert.

All students attend Columbia Baroque Concert Series performances for free!