Ensemble Montichiari plays music Bach admired, music of Bach, music of one of his greatest admirers
Three Generations: Music by Buxtehude, Bach and GraunParish Hall of St. Mark's Episcopal Church (2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA) Map it $13
Barefoot Chamber Concerts continues its mission to help you start the weekend right. The series ("an enterprise noted for both its quality and informality" - San Francisco Classical Voice) presents really good music in the right acoustic and without the formality of most classical music events. Our concerts start at 6 on Fridays and last no more than 75 minutes. Kids are very welcome if quiet, and admission under 18 is free. Light refreshments are available before, during, and after the concert. There will be ample time to move on to other evening entertainments.
Barefoot is delighted to present Ensemble Montichiari (David Wilson, violin; Farley Pearce, viol; and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord) performing a program of music by Buxtehude, Bach, and Graun.
Bach's music is, of course, the centerpiece, but Dietrich Buxtehude was one of the composers who influenced Bach the most. Bach left his job for several months (almost getting fired when he returned) and walked 280 miles on foot to hear Buxtehude play. Johann Gottlieb Graun, one of the last of the "old school" composers at the court in Dresden, has one foot in the rococo, while owing so much to the incomparable Bach.
In the amazing wooden acoustic of St. Mark's parish hall, this music will refresh and delight.
The program will be approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.
For more details, and to order tickets online, visit www.barefootchamberconcerts.com
$13 to $15.
Presented by Barefoot Chamber Concerts