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Desert Baroque Concert Series Comes to the
Artists Center at the Galen

Desert Baroque celebrates its return for the 2021/2022 season with a series of "in-person - live" concerts in their permanent new home, the Artists Center at the Galen. Each concert features

the harpsichord and companion instruments of the Baroque period of music (1600 - 1750) and

will be held on the First Friday of the month, December through March. A special celebrity concert tops off the season on March 25, 2022.  Masks and social distancing required.


Click on individual concerts as described below to purchase tickets on Eventbrite.  Prices are $30/general admission, $50/reserved seating (first two rows) and $120/subscription (general admission) for all five concerts. Limited capacity for each concert = 100 seats total.


Concert #1: "Louis, Louis!  Meet us in Versailles!" -- Friday, Dec 3, 2021, 7:00 pm

Music for viola da gamba by Marin Maris, St. Colombe, and d’Anglebert.

Steven Lehning, viola da gamba | Margaret Irwin-Brandon, harpsichord

Concert #2:  "Johann Sebastian Bach and his Illustrious Sons" -- Friday, Jan 7, 2022, 7:00 pm

Ken Aiso, Baroque violin | Sonia Lee, harpsichord

Concert #3:  "A Golden Trio - Telemann, Bach & Handel" -- Friday, Feb 4, 2022, 7:00 pm

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

Concert #4:  "Italy & England - Renaissance Origins" -- Friday, Mar 4, 2022, 7:00 pm

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

Celebrity Concert:  "Capturing the Clavisimbalum" -- Friday, Mar 25, 2022, 7:00 pm

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!

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

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