SFEMS Baroque Workshop Faculty Concert
Take a musical journey across the alps to explore the vibrant music cultures of two rich, interconnected, yet diverse cities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Venice and Hamburg. The overt expressiveness and influence of music-making in Venice on that of the northern regions including Hamburg during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries serve as the background for many compositional developments and exciting stylistic trends. Seminal Baroque composers Georg Philipp Telemann, influential in the musical life of Hamburg, and Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Claudio Monteverdi, active in Venice, are just a few examples on which this repertoire thrives.
This program further dusts off the works of lesser-known composers such as Johann Staden, Hieronymus Praetorius, and Johann Hermann Schein, allowing the listener to discover new musical tastes, textures and styles. Become enraptured with the diversity of sounds from these Baroque cities, including early brass, recorder, oboe, bassoon, flute, strings, organ, harpsichord and voices all set perfectly within the sublime acoustic of Sonoma’s Schroeder Hall.