Superstar mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe joins the stellar ensemble Les Violons du Roy in a program of Bach and Handel, whose operatic roles she has sung to great acclaim. Named after the string orchestra of the court of the French kings, the Canadian chamber ensemble Les Violons du Roy has distinguished itself with performances of vitality and interpretive brilliance, under the direction of notable conductor and early music specialist Bernard Labadie. The "powerful ensemble" plays with "remarkable tightness and focus" (New York Times), on conventional instruments using Baroque bows and period-specific performance techniques.
Education & Community Event: Master Class
Sat, Oct 19, 10 am-12 pm
125 Morrison Hall
Open to the public for observation.
Members of the ensemble and music director Bernard Labadie lead a strings master class for students from the UC Berkeley Department of Music and the SF Conservatory of Music.
- MUSA San Francisco Baroque, a professional ensemble performing on baroque instruments
Addi Liu, violin; Gretchen Classen, viola da gamba; Derek Tam, harpsichord
Program: Selections from F. Couperin, Deuxieme Concert
- Erin Kirby, viola da gamba, graduate student at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Program: Bach / Prelude & Allemande from the Fifth Cello Suite
- University Baroque Ensemble (Violin, Viola, Cello, Violone, Harpsichord, Lute), UC Berkeley
Program: Concerto for two violins, strings, and basso continuo in A minor RV522 Op. 3 No. 8 from "L'estro Armonico"
Sun, Oct 20, 2-2:30 pm
Pre-performance talk with Artistic Director Bernard Labadie. Sightlines are free to event ticket holders.
Program notes are available approximately one week before the performance.
Bonbons - Le ballet des ombres heureuses (Gluck)
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Venue: Hertz Hall
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Early Music A
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