Thursday, January 31, 2013

Original Plus

Every Wednesday in Sacramento there is a free concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church opposite Capital Park.  Here is the announcement for yesterday's concert:
Jan 30 California Baroque Ensemble: Bach’s Coffee Cantata.  Free Coffee!  Free “Cough-e” Drops! 
Free concert, free coffee.  How can you beat that?  I went up afterwards to greet friends who were in the performance.  I mentioned, "This harpsichord is really loud."  "It's amplified," was the response.  To be fair this isn't an original instruments group.  They play the same instruments they play all the time.

Here's an up coming event:
Feb 20 Lorna Peters’ Camerata Capistrano Orchestra 
 P.S.  This is part of an ongoing interest in timbre in the performance of Baroque music.

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