2015 – 2016 Season

Eisenach to the Elbe – Sunday, Oct. 11    3 pm

Telemann was one of the most prolific composers of all time. He is a huge favorite with baroque musicians, who take delight in the colorful variety of his music. You will enjoy instrumental sonatas and trios, along with a cantata for each of our sopranos: one encourages us to make good life choices; the other – dramatically – features a dragon. Andrew Bonner, baroque violin; Florence Peacock and Penelope Jensen, sopranos; Stephanie Vial, baroque cello; Beverly Biggs, harpsichord.


Italian Music Through the Ages – Sunday, Jan. 24     3 pm

Experience the sparkling and fiery music of the Italian baroque! Get to know the amazingly inspiring 17th century chamber music of composers Fontana and Castello, as well as the luxurious and moving music of the more familiar Corelli. Duo baroque violins are featured: David Wilson (California) and Allison Willett; with William Simms, theorbo (Baltimore); Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello; Beverly Biggs, harpsichord; and a cameo appearance by soprano Molly Quinn.


Mediterranean Baroque – Sunday, March 13     3 pm

We welcome spring with the sunny music of Domenico Gabrielli (Italian composer and virtuoso cellist) and Antonio Vivaldi, representing Italy. Spain is represented by Diego Ortiz, and by Domenico Scarlatti, who served the Spanish royal family. Adding spice, Antonio Pendolfi Mealli wrote very dramatic music, as you might expect from a composer who lived a colorful life and is reported to have murdered a castrato. The rich tones of viola da gamba and baroque cello will be featured (Robbie Link and Barbara Blaker Krumdieck) along with Canadian baroque violinist Peter Lekx, and Beverly Biggs, harpsichord.