"[a] brilliantly virtuosic..." and "free-spirited group"
Early Music America
Agave Baroque plays "Fire and Ice"
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at First Church of San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Rd, 94960
The reception is the concert! Join Agave Baroque in the Fireside Room at First Congregational Church for an exciting, engaging, and informal performance, while you enjoy refreshments and a glass of wine.
Rich, dark timbres, experimental techniques, and extreme drama and virtuosity. It could be heavy metal... or it could be a 17th century violin sonata by Johann Paul von Westhoff, the wild 17th century German violinist and composer. While Italy was busy acquiring its status as the center of the 17th century musical world, composers and performers in northern Germany, Scandinavia, England, and Holland were busy developing their own unique sound, blending Italian influences with a distinctly northern sensibility and style. San Francisco’s "free-spirited" early music powerhouse Agave Baroque offers up this program of fiery, bold, and inventive works by Westhoff, as well as Buxtehude, Locke, Sidon, Peterson, and Roman.
Aaron Westman, baroque violin
Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord
William Skeen, viola da gamba
Kevin Cooper, baroque guitar and theorbo