June 2, 2018: “A Tour of Italy”

Tour of Italy Web Graphic June 2 2018

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, June 2, 2018, 7:30 PM:
Concert at University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA

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

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
“Lungi Omai” for two sopranos and continuo by Carissimi
“Tornate” for two sopranos and continuo by Monteverdi
“Chioma d’Oro” for two sopranos, two violins, and continuo by Monteverdi

Elysha Massatt, soprano
Carolyn Arnold, soprano
Sarah Vay Kerns, recorder & baroque flute
Katherine Button, baroque violin
Sylvia Schwartz, baroque violin
John Ott, baroque cello
Janice Massatt, historical keyboards

University Lutheran Chapel is located near UC Berkeley campus at the corner of College Avenue and Haste Street (a one-way street).
On public transit: Take BART to either Rockridge or Downtown Berkeley. The 51B picks up at both and stops directly in front of the Chapel.
By car: Street parking is limited in the area, but the Underhill Parking lot is just across the street and parking ($2/hr) there is usually ample.

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