La Fiocco Period Instrument Ensemble:
In August 2006 harpsichordist and recorder player Lewis R. Baratz invited period instrument enthusiasts residing in the Delaware River Valley area to play solo and trio sonatas at local events, including an early music showcase concert at the Grounds for Sculpture, in Hamilton, NJ as part of the annual event of the Delaware Valley Guild for Early Music. Many musicians participated in these informal concerts and in reading sessions, which explored music of the 17th and 18th centuries.
La Fiocco is now a professional early music organization that performs vocal and instrumental music of the baroque and early classic eras. A non-profit charitable 501(3)(c) organization incorporated under the Laws of the Commonweath of Pennsylvania, La Fiocco presents three series concerts a year and performs at other venues in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.