2013/2014 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Francisco

THE NEW MUSIC:
Glorious, Impassioned, Outrageous!

“. . . such a convincing presentation of ‘old music as new music’. . . terrific”  —Early Music (Oxford)

Ostraka

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Josh Lee, viola da gamba; John Lenti, lute; David Walker, baroque guitar

LEAVING PARNASSUS
The rise and fall of the outrageous and refined French baroque style and its struggle against the fashionable forces of italianisme, as traced through the works of Lully, de Visée, Hervelois, Boismortier and Forqueray. A tour de force of virtuosic solo and ensemble music for bass viola da gamba, theorbo, and baroque guitar.
October 11–13, 2013

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Archetti,
Carla Moore & John Dornenburg, Co-Directors

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Carla Moore, Cynthia Freivogel, David Wilson & Alicia Yang, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; Tanya Tomkins, cello; John Dornenburg, violone; and Davitt Moroney, harpsichord

THE ITALIAN CONCERTO IN 18TH-CENTURY ENGLAND
The impassioned international concert scene of 18th-century London comes to life through the brilliant concerti grossi of Corelli, Handel, Hellendaal, Avison, and Geminiani. Renowned organist Davitt Moroney is featured in one of Handel’s pioneering concertos.
November 1–3, 2013

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Magnificat,
Warren Stewart, Director

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Clara Rottsolk, Jennifer Paulino, Andrew Rader, Clifton Massey, Dan Hutchings, Christopher LeCluyse, Hugh Davies & Peter Becker, voices; with The Whole Noyse Renaissance Wind Band

A VENETIAN CHRISTMAS MASS
The glorious polychoral style the Gabrielis developed at San Marco formed a link from Lassus and the High Renaissance to Schütz and the early baroque. Magnificat together with The Whole Noyse perform Andrea’s Mass (1587), motets and canzoni by Giovanni (1597, 1615), and appropriate chant for the feast day.
December 20–22, 2013

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Galax Quartet
with Contralto Karen Clark

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David Wilson & Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; David Morris, ‘cello; Roy Whelden, viola da gamba; with Karen Clark, contralto

CHROMATIC CLUSTERS
Avant-garde from the 16th century and early music from today. Sinuous motets and madrigals by Lassus and Gesualdo pair with music written for Galax by Joseph Schwantner and David Jaffe, including the premiere of Jaffe’s Eight O’s in Wooloomooloo, co-commissioned by Galax and SFEMS.
January 31, February 1–2, 2014

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Quicksilver,
Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, Directors

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Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, violin; Greg Ingles, trombone; David Morris, viola da gamba & cello; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; Avi Stein, harpsichord & organ; Charles Weaver, theorbo & baroque guitar

THE EARLY MODERNS: 17TH-CENTURY ITALY AND GERMANY
The sonata was a revolutionary gift: a pure instrumental work with no agenda but the imagination of the composer and the passionate interplay of conversation. Virtuosic, experimental, unexpected, and deeply moving, the “new music” of Castello, Fontana, Merula, and Weckmann is closest we come to wordless rhetoric.
February 28, March 1–2, 2014

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Farallon Recorder Quartet

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Annette Bauer, Letitia Berlin, Francis Blaker & Louise Carslake, recorders; with Jennifer Paulino, soprano; and John Lenti, lute

AMARYLLIS—LOVE SONGS AND CONSORTS FROM THE COURTS AND COUNTRYSIDE OF RENAISSANCE EUROPE
Farallon Quartet with guest artists Paulino and Lenti perform haunting love songs by Dowland, Vásquez, and Arcadelt, lively pastoral tales, and virtuoso divisions by Ortiz and Cabezón. Farallon’s warm, rich sound evokes images of a caramel fountain or honey turned into wood.
March 14–16, 2014

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