All concerts are one hour without intermission, free to attend and open to all ages*, and begin at 4:00pm in the Sanctuary of St. James' Episcopal Church, 1325 Monterey Road, South Pasadena, CA 91030 sjcsp.org
Sunday, March 17
High School Musicale: The Ladies of Vivaldi's Venice
Welcome to 18th-century Carnivale season in Venice, where party-hardy nobles from all over Europe came to get down, hit the gambling tables, and take in a show, Vegas-style! One of the most coveted tickets in town was an unlikely spot just round the corner from the famous Basilica San Marco: a school for young women with one of the best orchestras in Europe, led by the "Red Priest" Antonio Vivaldi himself. We celebrate the spirit of the season, the talent of Vivaldi’s orchestra, and a composer who changed 18th-century music.
Free admission, but donations welcomed at the door.
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. While we welcome everyone at our concerts, young children who may not be able to remain quiet for a 60-minute concert are welcome to join us afterward, at the reception.
Sunday, May 19
Spring Concert - save the date!
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)