“The Tallahassee Bach Parley performs music of the Baroque era (approx. 1600-1750), using period instruments as often as possible, to recreate the experience of listening to this music as it may have sounded hundreds of years ago. The Bach Parley is made up of musicians who are trained in historically informed performance. They are mainly local professional performers and teachers, and FSU faculty and students. Many of the musicians also perform in Baroque music groups around the country, such as in Atlanta, New York, and Boston.
The word "parley" in French means discussion; the Tallahassee Bach Parley seeks to inform the audience by offering some commentary at each concert. Such dialogues give the audience historical background about the composers and their world, and an idea of what to listen for in the music. The educational commentary connects the audience with what the musicians are playing, breaking down barriers between performers and listeners, and makes the concert atmosphere more relaxed and the audience more enlightened and engaged.”
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