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Concerts 2023-24

Filippo Falciatore-Concert in a Garden ca.1750 oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, F

All concerts are one hour without intermission, free to attend*, and begin at 4:00pm in the Sanctuary of St. James' Episcopal Church, 1325 Monterey Road, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Sunday, November 12

8th Season Opener
Bath Time: Music for Matchmaking Season


Grab your finest silk coat or gown, and the latest gossip column! We're heading to the resort town of Bath, in Somerset, England. Enjoy a one-hour program that local 18th-century philanthropist Ralph Allen might have hosted: concertos by Handel, Corelli and Hellendaal; then, at the magical golden hour, selections from Purcell's The Fairy Queen. Dapper Georgian dress is encouraged, and a party with the musicians follows the concert. Join us for our 8th Season Opener!

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso, Op.6 No.2 in F Major (c.1712)

George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.1 in Bb Major (published 1734)

Pieter Hellendaal: Concerto Grosso, Op.3 No.4 in Eb Major (published c.1758)

Henry Purcell: Instrumental selections from The Fairy Queen (1692)

The earliest of our pieces from across the pond, The Fairy-Queen is a semi-opera by Henry Purcell; a "Restoration spectacular". The libretto is an anonymous adaptation of William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. First performed in 1692, The Fairy-Queen was composed three years before Purcell's death at the age of 35. (Wikipedia)

Free admission, but donations welcomed at the door.

Sunday, March 17 

Winter Concert - save the date!

Sunday, May 19

Spring Concert - save the date!

Los Angeles Baroque, directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak


Join the musicians for a post-concert wine, water and snacks reception after every concert, in the Parish Hall.

*LAB is funded by donations and members' dues. Donations at concerts are encouraged, but not expected. 

LAB group shot March 2023 Julia Chavez_e
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