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 sjcsp.org
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.