Bound by a passion for playing instrumental music of the 17th and 18th-Centuries, Heartland Baroque is an ensemble made up of respected early music specialists from all over the United States. Its members Martie Perry and David Wilson, baroque violins, Barbara Krumdieck, baroque cello, Keith Collins, dulcian and baroque bassoon and William Simms, theorbo and baroque guitar, all hail from North Carolina, Maryland, and Indiana and often perform together in other well-known historically-informed period instrument ensembles around the country. Heartland Baroque dives into the Baroque musical world with vigor, showing off the immediacy and technical brilliance, the vivacity and profundity, the lilt, complexity, and spontaneity of its composers. Heartland Baroque has performed featured concerts in the North Carolina HIP Music Festival, for the Music at St. Alban’s concert series, Mallarme Chamber Players and Chamberfest Brown County, and was awarded a residency at the esteemed Avaloch Farm Music Institute in New Hampshire. The group has presented fringe concerts at the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals and at the Early Music Festival for Grace in California. Lauded for its storytelling style of program, the ensemble presents programs in a way that allow the audience to have a full immersion in the era. From a CVNC.org, “Heartland's storytelling programs go the extra mile by injecting fun and engaging context among the works.” The group’s debut CD, “The Benevolent Monarch,” was released in June of 2022.