It's "Bach and Barbecue" this Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Chief's Restaurant in Greencastle.
Violinist Allison Edberg, just back from concert tours that took her to Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Colorado and Pennsylvania, will join cellist Eric Edberg, a DePauw University School of Music professor, for an evening combining their passions for music and food.
The Edbergs (former spouses who are good friends and musical collaborators) will play music by J. S. Bach and other Baroque-era composers. Barbecue specials along with the regular Chief's menu will be available. Reservations can be made by calling 301-4135.
"I think it's important to present 'classical' music in informal settings," explains Eric Edberg, who is artistic director of the Greencastle Summer Music Festival, of which Chief's is a business sponsor. "I spent the spring semester in New York last year on sabbatical observing how musicians are performing in bars, clubs and restaurants.
"So I thought it would be fun to do this, especially at a time of year when there are not a lot of performances in the area. And the whole School of Music, of which I am a part, has been working to bring our music out into the community. I'm glad Allison has agreed to join me."
Violinist Allison Guest Edbergis one of the preeminent performers of baroque and modern violin. She has been praised by The Chicago Sun Times as "impeccable, with unerring intonation and an austere beauty."
Ms. Edberg has performed throughout North America, collaborating with many of the top baroque ensembles, including Chatham Baroque, Ensemble Galilei, Apollo's Fire, the Foundling Baroque Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort, La Monica and The Vivaldi Project.
She is frequently featured at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. Her discography includes recordings for the Eclectra, Delos and Centaur CD labels.
Ms. Edberg has served on the faculties of Indiana State University, DePauw, Ohio State, the Interlochen Arts Camp and Lawrence University. She is currently the concertmaster of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra a member of Ensemble Voltaire and Olde Friends, and education director for the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Edberg studied with Stanley Ritchie at the Indiana University Early Music Institute. She received a master of music degree from the University of Michigan. Her bachelor's degree is from the Peabody Institute.