First Fridays, Desert Baroque at The Artists Center at the Galen in Palm Desert
DESERT BAROQUE, FIRST FRIDAYS, 7 PM, THE ARTISTS CENTER at the GALEN,
72567 Hwy 111, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260
New this season, 2021-2022, Desert Baroque celebrates the return to a series of “in-person – live” concerts in a permanent home, The Artists Center at The Galen in Palm Desert. Each concert features the harpsichord and companion instruments of the period and will be held on the First Friday of the month, December through March.
December 3, 2021: Louis, Louis! Meet us in Versailles. Music for viola da gamba – Marylin Winkle, and harpsichord – Margaret Irwin-Brandon. Music by Marin Maris, St. Colombe, d’Anglebert…
January 7, 2022: J.S. Bach and his Illustrious Sons. Music for baroque violin ((to be provided…)), and harpsichord – Sonia Lee.
February 4, 2022: A Golden Trio: Telemann, Bach, Handel. Music for baroque oboe – Stephen Hammer, baroque oboe; – Kenneth Munday, baroque bassoon; and harpsichord – Margaret Irwin-Brandon.
March 4, 2022: Italy, Renaissance Origins: Music on two rare harpsichords from the collection of Charles Metz, harpsichord.
AND…. March 25, 2022: CELEBRITY CONCERT, Capturing the Clavisimbalum with Swiss harpsichordist, Corina Marti. Location TBA.
Following treatises, paintings and music, this program includes pieces from the late 13th century Spain and France, the famous Codex Faenza and the Buxheimer Orgelbuch, Eastern European sources and a touch of English music too.
The Audience is requested to provide proof of vaccination and the wearing of a mask – until further notice.
Tickets: $30 general admission: $50 Patron, reserved seating
Subscription for all five concerts, $120.00
Ticketing through the Artists Council at EventBrite
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Desert Baroque is committed to performance of music on the instruments for which it was composed, in rooms suited as well to a party as to a chamber or salon, where audience and performers enjoy a face-to-face experience. Its repertoire centers on the Baroque (ca. 1600-1750), with occasional forays back to Renaissance and forward to the Classical Era. Contemporary music composed for “early” instruments may be heard as well.
Margaret Irwin-Brandon, Founder, Director.