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 (https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=vom) 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: http://www.stmarks-sf.org/index.php/about-st-marks/directions