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Pacific Opera Project: Antonio Vivaldi's

Ercole su'l Termodonte. 

ENJOY the video of a performance of this fantastic opera with some excellent singers and production: check out these highlights:

countertenor at 1:45:55

soprano/oboe at 2:00:12

soprano rage aria at 2:10:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vivsV07qKo

POP presents the U.S. premiere of a rare, recently rediscovered Vivaldi opera, "Ercole su'l Termodonte," (1723) based on the Greek myth of the ninth Labor of Hercules, where Hercules is tasked with capturing the sword of Antiope, the queen of the Amazons. POP will employ a mix of countertenors, mezzos, tenors, and sopranos performing the roles of seven castrati (many en travesti) with a period orchestra. Set in the Baroque era, POP will transform the Highland Park Ebell Club into a baroque opera house, complete with hand-built box seating, pre-show experiences, food, and wine. Opening and closing nights are black-tie optional and costumes are always encouraged. This is not just an opera, but an immersive experience into the 1700s that cannot be missed. The Highland Park Ebell 131 S. Avenue 57 Los Angeles, CA  90042 Tickets: $20-320.

For information, visit www.pacificoperaproject.com/ercole

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February 2023

FRIDAY, February 3, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m.

CON GIOIA Early Music Ensemble: Inspired by Goethe: Music with texts by Goethe composed by his contemporaries.

John Buffet, baritone; and Janelle DeStefano, mezzo-soprano; with artistic director Preethi de Silva, and Stephan Moss, fortepiano; commentary by Prof. Roswitha Burwick.

Admission is free.

Balch Auditorium, Scripps College. 10th and Columbia, Claremont, CA 91711

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative result of a diagnostic test result taken within 32 hours prior to the event will be required for entry.Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative result of a diagnostic test result taken within 32 hours prior to the event will be required forentry. All audience members must wear a mask and observe social distancing when indoors at the venue.Further details at www.congioia.org (909) 624-0638.

Friday February 17, 2023  1:30 PM (part of an actual wedding)

Musica Transalpina : Royal Wedding Music - Schmelzer Missa Nuptialis

            Musica Transalpina will proudly present Heinrich Schmelzer’s Missa Nuptialis which was composed for the royal wedding of the Infanta Margaret Theresa of Spain to the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I. in 1666. The Infanta’s wedding to the Emperor was one of the most splendid ceremonies of the baroque era, whose lavish festivities––including pyrotechnics upon her entrée into Vienna, costly productions like Antonio Cesti’s opera Il pomo d’oro and Schmelzer’s famous horse ballet that the Emperor himself performed in––lasted for nearly two years. These celebrations were warranted because this union cemented Habsburg hegemony which, if an heir were produced, would ensure lasting peace following the devastation of the Thirty Years’ War.

            In continuing with their tradition of historically-informed performances of baroque sacred music in liturgical settings, Musica Transalpina will help recreate the wedding Mass as it would have been heard by the select audience invited to witness this intimate 17th-century royal ceremony.

This performance is endorsed by the Spanish Consulate and the Instituto Cervantes, dedicated to the promotion of Spanish arts & culture. 

As always, Musica Transalpina performances are free of charge and open to the public, but please consider donating to support their research and performance of baroque sacred music.by donating on their website, musicatransalpina.org. Musica Transalpina is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

Ss. Peter and Paul parish church 515 West Opp Street Wilmington, CA  90744

parking  in large church lot, , more information:  musicatransalpina.org

March 2023

EARLY MUSIC month

Friday, March 3, 2023 1:00 PM

Nell Snaidas and Alejandro Acosta: USC MUSICOLOGY FORUM LECTURE: 

 "Performing Torrejón y Velasco's La púrpura de la rosa" and "Francisco Javier García Fajer's Missa in D"

Herklotz Seminar Room, University of Southern California

Doheny Memorial Library3550 Trousdale Prkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Admission Free and Open to the Public

(masks are strongly recommended indoors)

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/

and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

For more information, contact Adam Knight Gilbert at akgilber@usc.edu or  (213) 821-6052

Friday, March 3, 2023 8:00 PM 

Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: "Early Modern Music in the Americas"

Featuring Torrejón y Velasco's La púrpura de la rosa and Francisco Javier García Fajer's Missa in D

Directed by Adam Knight Gilbert and Jason Yoshida

USC Newman Recital Hall

Admission Free and Open to the Public(masks are strongly recommended indoors)

For all of our events, follow us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/USCEarlyMusic/

and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/USCEarlyMusic

For more information, contact: earlymusic@usc.edu

For more information, contact Adam Knight Gilbert at akgilber@usc.edu or  (213) 821-6052

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 8:00 pm

Pacific Chorale  and Bach Collegium San Diego : Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610”

Pacific Chorale, conducted by Artistic Director Robert Istad  and Bach Collegium San Diego  Founder/ Organist Ruben Valenzuela present a Historically-Informed Performance of a pillar of the Baroque music canon whose splendor and virtuosity has captivated audiences for centuries.

Tickets $25 - $75

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Newport Beach, 2100 Mar Vista Drive 92660

information visit www.pacificchorale.org or call 714-662-2345.

Friday, March 24, 2023, 7:00 p.m. (repeats  Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:00 p.m.)

Bach Collegium San Diego ; J.S. BACH: ST. MATTHEW PASSION

J.S. Bach’s vivid musical account of Christ's passion combines a striking drama and devotion forming a pinnacle of the vocal works composed for the Leipzig churches.

Bach's St. Matthew Passion was written for the Good Friday Vespers service of 1727 at the St Thomas' Church Leipzig and brings together relevant themes of betrayal, judgement, death, and love as expressed through St. Matthew's Gospel and Bach's librettist Picander.

SOLOISTS: Aaron Sheehan, Evangelist , Clara Rottsolk, Soprano , Estelí Gomez, Soprano , Virginia Warnken, Mezzo-Soprano , Jay Carter, Countertenor , Paul Max Tipton (Christus), Bass-Baritone , Enrico Lagasca (Pilatus), Bass-Baritone

All Souls' Episcopal Church 1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, CA 92017

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

 

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 7:00 p.m. (repeats Friday, March 24, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

Bach Collegium San Diego : J.S. BACH: ST. MATTHEW PASSION

J.S. Bach’s vivid musical account of Christ's passion combines a striking drama and devotion forming a pinnacle of the vocal works composed for the Leipzig churches.

Bach's St. Matthew Passion was written for the Good Friday Vespers service of 1727 at the St Thomas' Church Leipzig and brings together relevant themes of betrayal, judgement, death, and love as expressed through St. Matthew's Gospel and Bach's librettist Picander.

SOLOISTS: Aaron Sheehan, Evangelist , Clara Rottsolk, Soprano , Estelí Gomez, Soprano , Virginia Warnken, Mezzo-Soprano , Jay Carter, Countertenor , Paul Max Tipton (Christus), Bass-Baritone , Enrico Lagasca (Pilatus), Bass-Baritone

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 3459 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

more info: https://bachcollegiumsd.org/

FREE!
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