Marin Baroque presents Agave Baroque playing "Fire and Ice"
Saturday in San Anselmo, the reception is the concert! Join Agave Baroque for an exciting, engaging, and informal performance, while you enjoy refreshments and a glass of wine.
Rich, dark timbres, experimental techniques, and extreme drama and virtuosity. It could be heavy metal... or it could be a 17th century violin sonata by Johann Paul von Westhoff, the wild 17th century German violinist and composer. While Italy was busy acquiring its status as the center of the 17th century musical world, composers and performers in northern Germany, Scandinavia, England, and Holland were busy developing their own unique sound, blending Italian influences with a distinctly northern sensibility and style. San Franciscos "free-spirited" early music powerhouse Agave Baroque offers up this program of fiery, bold, and inventive works by Westhoff, as well as Buxtehude, Locke, Sidon, Peterson, and Roman.
Aaron Westman, baroque violin
Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord
William Skeen, viola da gamba
Kevin Cooper, baroque guitar and theorbo
Early Music America called San Francisco-based Agave Baroque "an energized, free-spirited groupof Californian virtuosi. Specializing in string chamber music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Agave has received numerous awards and accolades and gained local and national attention for its powerful presence and "emotional wallop" (EMA), expressive and virtuosic (SF Classical Voice) playing and gorgeous (American Record Guide) music, as well as its growing discography. Now in its eleventh season, Agave continues its fruitful affiliations with star countertenor Reginald Mobley, California Jazz Conservatory, InterMusic SF, Marin Baroque, and Sylvestris Quartet, and continues to be a unique and innovative voice in the national chamber music community.
First Presbyterian Church, San Anselmo (View)
72 Kensington Rd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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