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Desert Baroque Concerts POSTPONED to
"March Madness 2022!"


January 2022

Dear Friends of Desert Baroque,


It is with great regret that we announce postponement of our two upcoming concerts (January 7 and February 4), due to the continuing Covid difficulties. However, we will keep the series intact, re-scheduling all four remaining concerts on Fridays during the month of March 2022. Fingers crossed...here is our new plan:


Friday, March 4, 2022, at 7 pm -  "Italy & England - Renaissance Origins"

Music on two Italian keyboard instruments, a rare original 16th century virginal and

a harpsichord in the 17th century style, both from the collection of Charles Metz, harpsichord


Friday, March 11, 2022, at 7 pm - "A Golden Trio - Telemann, Bach & Handel"

Music for Baroque winds:  Stephen Hammer, Baroque oboe and recorder | Kenneth Munday, Baroque bassoon | Margaret Irwin-Brandon, harpsichord


Friday, March 18, 2022, at 7 pm - "Johann Sebastian Bach and his Illustrious Sons"

Ken Aiso, Baroque violin | Sonia Lee, harpsichord


Friday, March 25, 2022, at 7 pm - "Capturing the Clavisimbalum"

Capturing the Clavisimbalum with Swiss harpsichordist Corina Marti.  Following treatises, paintings and music, this program includes pieces from the late 13th century of Spain and France, the famous Codex Faenza and the Buxheimer Orgelbuch, Eastern European sources and a touch of English music, too!

This concert is sponsored by the Swiss Government.

Playing our first program of the season to a full house at the Artists Center at the Galen back on December 3rd was a real thrill, and it is our hope that the momentum we experienced that evening will continue as we anticipate more opportunities for music-making and enjoyment in the new year. We musicians long for a return to in-person encounters with our audiences, and we look forward to playing for you in the wonderful setting of the Artists Center. We couldn’t be more happy with this alliance and the opportunity to share both art and music with you.

If you have already purchased tickets through Eventbrite, you don’t have to do anything to attend on the new dates. We have your name on our roster.  If, however, you wish a refund, please request one through your ticket confirmation email for that particular concert.


If you haven't purchased tickets, please do so now!  Simply click on individual concerts as described above to purchase tickets on Eventbrite.  Prices are $30/general admission and $50/reserved seating (first two rows). Limited capacity for each concert = 100 seats total.

PLEASE NOTE:  At the present time, visitors must produce proof of vaccination with valid ID and appropriately wear N95 or KN95 masks (with both mouth and nose covered) at all times within the Artists Center at the Galen.


Margaret Irwin-Brandon

Founder/Director, Desert Baroque
Director Emerita, Arcadia Players

For more information:  Contact the Artists Council at info@artistscouncil.com

or view the Desert Baroque website at www.desertbaroque.com