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2015 ● 42th Season (1974-2015):
Early Music Treasures


2015 Season Brochure (PDF)



I. TREASURES FROM THE BIRTH OF THE BAROQUE
Celtic Bharócach (Celtic Baroque)

Saturday, February 7, 7:30pm
UCSC Music Center Recital Hall*
(map)

Featuring: Marja Gaynor, Baroque violin & viola with Nina Treadwell, theorbo, archlute, baroque guitar, lute, tambourine and Linda Burman-Hall, early keyboards and percussion, with introduction by William Mathews, astronomer.

Exotic songs and dances from the birth of the Baroque, featuring the Baroque Festival debut of strings virtuoso Marja Gaynor of Ireland. Our fantastic exploration of tonal space by composers from the age of Galileo onward will be accompanied by deep space progressions on the UCSC Center Recital Hall wide screen. A meet-the-artists reception for subscribers and donors follows.

Round trip airfare for Marja Gaynor is provided by Culture Ireland.


Radio Broadcast: Concert recording, KUSP Onsite - Friday March 20 from 8-10pm



II: TREASURES OF THE IRISH HARP
Bill Coulter & Friends

Saturday, February 21, 7:30pm
UCSC Music Center Recital Hall*
(map)

An enchanting tapestry of plucked and bowed sounds featuring compositions by Ireland's most famous musician, the blind Baroque harper Turlough O'Carolan, led by renowned Celtic guitarist Bill Coulter accompanied by harp, flute, fiddle, harpsichord and percussion.


Radio Broadcast: Concert recording, KUSP Onsite - Friday April 17 from 8-10pm



III. TREASURES FROM THE AGE OF SHAKESPEARE
The Baltimore Consort

Saturday, March 14, 7:30pm
UCSC Music Center Recital Hall*
(map)

Heavenly harmony and earthly delights from the time of the bard. Revel in the triumphal return of America's favorite early music ensemble, playing their ‘exquisite consort’ of Renaissance instruments – lute, cittern, viols, and flute. Concertgoers will also enjoy the grand prize winning group from our Youth Chamber Music Competition.


Radio Broadcast: Concert recording, KUSP Onsite - Friday April 24 from 8-10pm



IV. TREASURES OF J.S. BACH
Saturday, April 11, 7:30pm
Holy Cross Church
(map)
Featuring: Lux Musica

An astonishing variety of the master's virtuoso instrumental works for Baroque violin, Baroque flute and viola da gamba with harpsichord, played by the Festival's resident ensemble, and topped off by the celebrated trio sonata from The Musical Offering.



Radio Broadcast: Concert recording, KUSP Onsite - Friday June 12 from 8-10pm





V. AMERICAN TREASURES
Lux Musica and Hank Bradley, Old Timey fiddle

Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm
UCSC Music Center Recital Hall*
(map)

A kaleidoscope of American music, from the earliest colonial dance and sacred music styles – old timey fiddling and shape note psalmody – to rollicking and sophisticated selections from the 18th century. We close with the world premiere of a visionary new microtonal American work commissioned for Lux Musica and the Baroque Festival by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, Robert Strizich's Mirrored. A meet-the-artists reception for subscribers and donors follows.



Radio Broadcast: Concert recording, KUSP Onsite - TBA (2016)



*There is a charge for event parking at UCSC.

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