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A. Scarlatti The Lamentations of Jeremiah with Kirsten Blaise, soprano

Please join us for a wonderful evening of music by Scarlatti, Handel and Corelli.

Internationally renowned opera star Kirsten Blaise joins Voices of Music for a program of Scarlatti, Handel & Corelli, featuring Scarlatti’s extraordinary setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah performed on original instruments.

The Lamentations of Jeremiah have held a special place for renaissance and baroque composers since Petrucci’s magnificent collection of 1506, which was one of the first music books published in Europe. In the Latin text, each verse begins with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet: Aleph, Beth, Gimel, Daleth, He, and composers since Petrucci have “illuminated” each letter with impressionistic melismas that echo the decorative arts of the medieval scribes. Two hundred years after Petrucci, Scarlatti continued this tradition in his extraordinary setting of 1708, a commission for the same group of Cavalieri that sponsored Pergolesi’s setting of the Stabat Mater. For this concert we will use a new edition, based on Scarlatti’s original manuscript.

Kirsten Blaise, soprano
Elizabeth Blumenstock, Kati Kyme, Maxine Nemerovski & Gabrielle Wunsch, baroque violins
Lisa Grodin, baroque viola
Shirley Hunt, baroque cello
Farley Pearce, violone
David Tayler, archlute
Hanneke van Proosdij, organ


When: April 12, 2014, 7:45pm (concert starts at 8pm)

Where: St. Marks Lutheran Church 1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco CA

Cost: Exclusive Meetup code for this show~
use code "mulam" to get a $10 ticket!  buy tickets here you can buy these special discount tickets until April 11, tickets at the door are $35/40.

We will reserve a row for MeetUp members, so you can meet other early music enthusiasts if you like. I'm a musician who is playing that evening, but please come say hello afterwards.


**NOTE: Google/Yahoo directions are sometimes wrong.**

The entrance to the parking lot is on Gough, not Franklin or O'Farrell.  For good directions, follow this link:

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  • Kathie

    Unfortunately, as a consequence of concussion in recent accident, my brain goes in an out of consciousness, and I ended up falling asleep during the 'Lamentations' -- and that's what I especially came for! Woke up just in time to hear the last exquisite strains, which I didn't realize were the last until the applause started.

    FORTUNATELY, I sure was awake for the Corelli finale, and that was so spectacular it single-handedly made the whole concert worth it!

    April 13, 2014

  • ebet d.

    (I just found my answer: tomorrow 7.30 at St Mag in Berkeley.)

    April 12, 2014

  • ebet d.

    O RATS!!! I really want to go to this, but just learned there's a great Jonathan Harvey piece at Berkeley same time. And that's even more rare an event... Anybody know if they're performing elsewhere nearby?

    April 12, 2014

  • Hanneke van P.

    Just a reminder, if you'd like to use the special coupon for $10 tickets that you can do so until tonight

    April 11, 2014

  • Kathie

    I intend to attend this outstanding program, but I can't log in to get the special price . . .??

    April 9, 2014

    • Hanneke van P.

      Hi Kathie, sorry--the link expired. I posted the correct link, it should work now.

      April 9, 2014

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