April 21, 2018: “A Tour of Italy”

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Tour Italy with your ears! Experience the newfound freedom of music in the Baroque era. Now that women were allowed into public performance of music, they began to take the stage as soloists and composers, like Barbara Strozzi. A woman’s voice was now celebrated and in demand. Soloists came into focus as virtuosity became the only thing for a good time. Scarlatti, Geminiani, Platti and more took advantage of this newfound expressive tool. Borders between countries, emotions, performers, words, and music all become more porous as the rise of the soloist brings us through the different cities of Italy. Hear what singer-songwriters sounded like in the 1660s…

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:00 PM:
Concert at Blessed Sacrament Episcopal Church
1314 N. Angelina Drive, Placentia, CA

Admission is $20 suggested donation, $15 or $10 for students/low-income/SCEMS members.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Tickets are no longer available for this concert.

Program:
Trio Sonata “la Bergamasca” for two violins and continuo by Uccellini
In un mar di pensieri” for soprano and continuo by Carissimi
Sonata in G Major for flute and continuo, op.6, no.2 by Platti
Ciaccona for violin and continuo by Bertali
Idol mio bel tesoro” for soprano, flute, and continuo by Bononcini
Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 no. 5 for cello and continuo by Geminiani
Sonata in F for recorder, strings and continuo by Scarlatti
Hor che Apollo” by Strozzi
Sonata 16 for three violins and continuo by Fontana
Sinfonia No. 2 in D for two violins and continuo by Stradella

Featuring:
Elysha Massatt, soprano
Sarah Vay Kerns, recorder & baroque flute
Joo Lee, baroque violin
Sylvia Schwartz, baroque violin
John Ott, baroque cello
Janice Massatt, historical keyboards
and special guest
Eunjeong Song, baroque violin

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