Arts notes

Spencer Consort to take listeners on journey

The Spencer Consort, a period instrument ensemble, will perform "From Chanson to Cantata: A Journey from the Renaissance to the Classic Era" at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Central Court at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.

The program includes two French chansons; a fantasia from the 16th century; a flute duet of dance music by Pierre Danican Philidor; a slow movement from Antonio Vivaldi's "Cello Sonata in A Minor"; George Frideric Handel's "Flute Sonata in G Major"; a fantasy for flute by Georg Philipp Telemann; "Trio in G Major" by Franz Anton Hoffmeister; and Handel's "Mi palpita il cor," featuring mezzo-soprano Kendra Resseguie.

Members of the group are Kendra Resseguie, mezzo-soprano; Joy Laird, Baroque flute and recorder; Paul Laird, Baroque cello and viola da gamba; John Boulton, Baroque flute and recorder; and Tony Bushard, harpsichord.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Blues and Barbecue kicks off Friday

Ottawa � Blues musician Steve Strickland will be the featured performer at Blues and Barbecue, a fund-raiser for the Ottawa Community Arts Council.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Carnegie Cultural Center, Fifth and Main.

Admission is $5. Stickland will sign copies of his latest CD during intermissions.

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