Baroque Gems

Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3pm
Church of the Covenant

J.S. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
Anna Bon: Offertorium, Ardete amore
Jan Dismas Zelenka: Dixit Dominus, ZWV 66
Maria Teresa Agnesi: Overture II from Ulisse in Campania
Plus selections of Latin-Baroque fusion

Tickets: $46 (A), $34 (B), $22 (C)
$5 discount for students/seniors on "C" tickets

The season finale brings to light Baroque-era gems, both timeless and rare. Hear one of J.S. Bach’s most beautifully faceted masterworks alongside newly unearthed jewels by his contemporaries. Be mesmerized by the graceful virtuosic complexity of Maria Teresa Agnesi, discover the harmonic inventiveness of Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Dixit Dominus (in a new modern edition by former Coro Allegro member Michael Driscoll), and enjoy the expressive and elegant offertory from "la virtuosa di Venezia" Anna Bon. Prepare to expand your perspective on Baroque music even further through RUMBARROCO's fusion of Iberian early music with the popular and folk music of Latin America.

Our special guests will be members of the internationally acclaimed La Donna Musicale and the Latin-Baroque ensemble RUMBARROCO, both founded and directed by music scholar and viola da gambist Laury Gutiérrez. La Donna Musicale performs on period instruments with historical performance practices and is devoted exclusively to the discovery, preservation, and promotion of music by women composers. RUMBARROCO is based on the transformative passion of Iberian and Latin-American music, incorporating the rhythmic vitality that has persisted in this music in its many diverse genres from the 1100s to today.

Laury Gutiérrez will be the recipient of the seventh annual Daniel Pinkham Award.

Elizabeth Nelson, soprano
Daniela Tošić, mezzo-soprano
Jason McStoots, tenor
Harris Ipock, baritone


La Donna Musicale