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Tempesta di Mare: The Philadelphia-Based Baroque Orchestra

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The violin concertos known as "The Four Seasons" may be among the most popular and well-known works of Baroque music. But it was another work by Vivaldi that was the inspiration for the name of a Philadelphia-based Baroque orchestra.

Tempesta di Mare explores the tempestuous nature of Baroque music, playing new discoveries alongside more familiar fare. The ensemble is marking the end of its 10th season with a festival of concerts May 12th to 2oth featuring solo, chamber, and orchestral works. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the group and its 21st century take on 18th-century music.