LA’s community baroque orchestra opens its 18/19 season at St James' with... a brawl! Composers of the 16th-18th centuries had a habit of getting into unfortunate situations. Sword fights, stabbings and squabbles with sopranos are the backstory to our free one-hour concert. Equally colorful is the music featured: by Purcell, Handel, Gesualdo, Stradella, Leclair and Jeremiah Clarke.
The concert will be followed by cheese and wine reception all in the Guild Room. Tickets are FREE but donations are gratefully received.
Los Angeles Baroque (LAB) is LA's only community baroque orchestra, directed by violinist Lindsey Strand-Polyak and cellist Alexa Haynes-Pilon. Founded in 2016, LAB gives dedicated community, student and professional musicians from across greater Los Angeles regular opportunities to explore repertoire, learn baroque playing style (suitable for music composed c1600-1750) and perform. LAB gives three main season concerts a year at its home of St James' in South Pasadena, hosts workshops, and undertakes community outreach projects and performance collaborations. LAB's goal is to encourage, support and expand the early music community in Los Angeles, and to be inclusive in reach to give all highly motivated players the opportunity to participate.
For more about Los Angeles Baroque, visit www.losangelesbaroque.org.