Zeroing in on the distinct sound and quintessential playing style of a bygone era, the Baroque Ensemble strives to educate its members and provide audiences a sense of appreciation for this everlasting musical tradition. Acclaimed Baroque violinist Michael Sand and harpsichord extraordinaire Phebe Craig are co-directors, and rehearsals are held Wednesdays from 7:10–9:00 pm in Room 108, Music Building.
The relationship between UC Davis’s Barqoue Orchestra and Davis Senior High School provides a yearlong relationship of learning, exploration, and performance of Baroque and early classical orchestral music on instruments of those eras. Phebe Craig, Angelo Moreno (a UC Davis Music Alum), and Michael Sand are their directors.
Sand plays with the chamber ensemble Musical Assembly, is director of the New York State Baroque, and appears with many Bay Area early music groups. He has recorded for Meridian, Harmonia Mundi (France and the U.S.), Arts and Music, KATastroPHE, Wildboar, and Titanic.