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Chinoiserie: Baroque Musical Treasures from Beijing & Versailles
February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
A rare opportunity to hear Baroque music presented in an entirely adventurous and beautiful context; European music of the 18th century intermingled with compositions brought back by musicians and missionaries who visited China’s Forbidden City. The decorative style called chinoiserie was all the rage in Paris as it captured the imagination of painters, furniture makers, architects and composers. Baroque violinist, Krista Feeney will be joined by members of Ars Antiqua in an exotic program which brings together the haunting ancient Chinese melodies of Beijing and Rococo masterpieces heard at Versailles. Mark Kramer, Viola da gamba; Cheryl Ann Fulton, Baroque Triple Harp; Bethanne Walker, Baroque Flute; Corey Jameson, Harpsichord.
Joseph-Marie Amiot, Les Divertissments chinois
Teodorico Pedrini, Sonata for Violin & Continuo
Francois Couperin, Les Barricades Mystérieuses
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Air pour les Pagodes & Troisième Pièce de Clavecin en concert
Marie Antoinette, Portrait Charmant
Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, Caprice XI in E Minor