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Red Priest to perform in ‘Ware Is the Music’ series

The walls of Gloucester’s Ware Episcopal Church will soon echo with the sounds of traditional Gypsy sonatas, as world-renowned early music group Red Priest is set for their appearance at the third show in the “Ware Is the Music” series.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, guests will have the chance to hear the unique tones of the group that has been compared to a chamber music mashup of the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock and Groucho Marx.

The program, titled “The Baroque Bohemians: Gypsy Fever from Campfire to Court” traces the musical lineage of the music of the Roma people as well as the composers they influenced. According to the group’s violinist and Baroque guitar player Adam Summerhayes, the show captures the “expressivity and virtuosity and sense of freedom and unbound creativity” of one of early Europe’s most scrutinized and outcasted people.

The program will feature works by composers such as Georg Phillip Telema...

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