Please join our friends at Marin Baroque Presents for an amazing concert in January!
Agave Baroque featuring soprano Jennifer Paulino presents “Charpentier in Rome” a program of works from the French circle, including motets and lamentations by both Carissimi and Charpentier; a motet by Antonia Bembo (an Italian in France); a triosonata by the remarkable Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre; a flashy aria by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault; and Francois Couperin’s famous ‘Apothéose de Corelli’, a delightful fantasy in which the two giants, Lully and Arcangelo Corelli, meet in the fictional ‘Parnasse’ to create a new perfection in music’. Join Agave featuring the “bright gleam and supple phrasing” of soprano soloist Jennifer Paulino.
Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 8 pm, First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo
Sylvestris Quartet featuring baritone Harry Baechtel and pianist Michael Seregow
“From Dover Beach to Wenlock Edge”
Barber, Elgar, and Vaughan-Williams songs and chamber music
Help celebrate the release of our all-Fauré album, “The Good Song: Fauré in the 1890s”
Saturday, February 17 at 8 pm, First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo
The Good Song last season on MB Presents, and recording it in Seattle this past summer with a historic 1869 Erard piano! This time, they’ll focus on English pastoral settings and chamber music from the World War I era by British composers Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan-Williams, and the American composer Samuel Barber. The program centers around Barber’s cycle Dover Beach, a setting of a poem by Matthew Arnold depicting the “grating roar” of the waves, Vaughan-Williams’s On Wenlock Edge, a setting from parts of A. E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad, and Elgar’s Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84, written at a country cottage in 1918, but said to be a processing of the horrors of “The Great War.” The program will also feature Barber’s famous Adagio from his string quartet, and short songs from the era.
Violinists Anna Washburn and Tyler Lewis, violist Aaron Westman, and cellist Gretchen Claassen play with many of the nation’s leading period instrument ensembles, including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, and Bach Collegium San Diego, and hold degrees from Juilliard, Indiana University School of Music, Boston University, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Sylvestris Quartet has also teamed up with Agave Baroque and Marin Baroque to present a new concert series in Marin, California called Marin Baroque Presents.