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Baroque ballet troupe joins Allegro tonight

Thu., March 3, 2011

Baroque ballet comes to Spokane tonight with a performance by Sinfonia of New York at the Bing Crosby Theater.

The troupe of seven instrumentalists, a singer and two dancers will present a program titled “The Art of the Chaconne: From the Streets of Spain to the Mind of J.S. Bach.”

It will explore the development of the chaconne – called the “most unbridled and passionate of dances” – from Spain into Italy, England, France and Germany, including Bach’s classic “Chaconne from the Partita in D minor for unaccompanied violin.”

The performance is presented by Spokane’s Allegro Baroque and Beyond music series. Allegro’s David Dutton says he learned Sinfonia would be performing in Victoria, B.C., and brought the group to Spokane.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Bing, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are $30 to $37, through the Allegro office (509-455-6865) or TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT,

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