North Carolina Baroque Orchestra

North Carolina Baroque Orchestra (NCBO) is a period instrument ensemble that performs instrumental concerts under the conductor Frances Blaker, as well as concerts with various choirs throughout the southeastern United States, including Bach Akademie of Charlotte, S.C. Bach, and Raleigh Bach Soloists. Co-founded in 2011 by sisters and musical collaborators Frances Blaker and Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, it provides orchestral and chamber music opportunities for musicians specializing in baroque performance practice. NCBO maintains a goal of presenting refined, stylistic, artistic and fun performances, engaging both the players and the listeners in the stories and historical context behind the music. In addition to orchestral performances, members of the group also perform more intimate pieces as the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players.