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2014 ● 40th Anniversary (1974-2014):
Joyful Reunion

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Concert and Instrument Exhibit

Saturday, February 8 at 7:30pm ~ UCSC Music Ctr Recital Hall
Featuring: Tim Rayborn, John Schneiderman & Ukulele Dick

Our musical tour of 700 years leads from medieval strings to the modern guitar and ukulele and is sure to delight fans of early music and vintage pop alike. This concert features medieval specialist Tim Rayborn, virtuoso of renaissance to romantic plucked strings John Schneiderman, and Ukulele Dick, performing on an array of instruments from the plucked string family. We will close the evening with a celebration of the Baroque Festival's 40th anniversary. Presented in cooperation with the 2014 Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival. Viva la Guitarra! (Photo: Ukulele Dick, by Shmuel Thaler/SC Sentinel)

Radio Broadcast: Concert recording, KUSP Onsite - February 21 from 8-10pm

Presented jointly by the SC Chorale & Baroque Festival

Saturday, March 1 at 8:00pm and Sunday, March 2 at 4pm ~ Holy Cross Church
Featuring: The Santa Cruz Chorale with guest vocal soloists & baroque chamber orchestra

Artistic directors Linda Burman-Hall (SC Baroque Festival) and Christian Grube (SC Chorale) join together for a concert featuring Handel's glorious Chandos Anthem, My song shall be alway, J.S. Bach's uplifting cantata, For God so loved the world, and Henry Purcell's amazing anthem, O, sing unto the Lord. The perennially popular Handel Organ Concerto in F Major rounds out the evening. (Photo: Linda Burman-Hall & Christian Grube, by Lars Johannesson Photography)

Radio Broadcast: Concert recording, KUSP Onsite - March 21 from 8-10pm

Old & New Music for Early Instruments

Saturday, March 15, 7:30pm ~ UCSC Music Ctr Recital Hall
Featuring: Robert Strizich (composer) with Lux Musica

Opulent French music from the court of Louis XIV played off against the new music it has inspired: Linda Burman-Hall This concert features Marin Marais' La Gamme en forme de petit opera (The Scale in the form of a Little Opera) juxtaposed with the world premiere of Robert Strizich's La Gamme Nouvelle, an experimental work for 'the new scale' of 24 tones. Similarly, Strizich's Tombeau for Baroque flute and harpsichord is inspired by Marais' beloved La Sonnerie, evoking a carillon once heard all over Paris. This landmark event is made possible by a grant from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music's Musical Grant Program. (Photo: Linda Burman-Hall, by Shmuel Thaler/SC Sentinel)

Radio Broadcast: Concert recording, KUSP Onsite - April 25 from 8-10pm

Duelling Fiddles and Dances

Saturday, April 5, 7:30pm ~ UCSC Music Ctr Recital Hall
Featuring: Deby Benton Grosjean & Leslie Hirsch (fiddles), and more special guests

This program's potpourri of Scottish style fiddling and piping with baroque flair is guaranteed to inspire dance-happy feet. Pennywhistle and piping sensation David Brewer joins the exuberant fiddle-playing of Deby Benton Grosjean and Leslie Hirsch (a 1980s Baroque Festival alumna), complemented by special guest Peter Maund and Lux Musica's continuo section. This joyous event is made possible by the Stocker Family Foundation. Folk dancers welcome. (Photo: Deby Benton Grosjean)

Radio Broadcast: Concert recording, KUSP Onsite - Date TBA (2015) from 8-10pm

Virtuoso Music for Baroque Flutes

Saturday, May 10, 7:30pm ~ UCSC Music Ctr Recital Hall
Featuring: Claudia Liliana Gantivar (recorders) with Lars Johannesson and Alissa Roedig (early flutes)

Sweeping across Baroque Europe, powerful winds of change transformed musical style several times. In the 1600s the early Italian style blew north to France and Germany, influencing the later writing of J.S. Bach and Handel. Tastes changed again in the late 1700s as the ornamental baroque style yielded to breezy rococo and preclassic writing, as heard in the works of C.P.E. Bach. Traveling with the times, the flauto and the traverso have left behind a trail of brilliant wind sonatas for us to enjoy centuries later. A meet-the-artist-reception for donors and subscribers follows the event. (Photo: Claudia Liliana Gantivar)

Radio Broadcast: Concert recording, KUSP Onsite - Date TBA (2015) from 8-10pm


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