Are you a dedicated community, student or professional musician wanting to explore baroque repertoire, learn baroque playing style and perform concerts?
Our goal is to encourage, support and expand the early music community in Los Angeles, and to be inclusive in our reach to give the maximum number of highly motivated players the opportunity to participate. Please note the remainder of our 2019-2020 season has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. However, we look forward to welcoming new members, and welcoming back all our LAB family, in 2020-2021 when it is safe to gather.
While we are primarily a string-based group we welcome and will accept wind players if there is interest. So far, we’ve welcomed alto and tenor recorders, baroque flutes and baroque bassoons to our ranks. Strings include violin, viola, cello, double bass, viols, violone, harpsichord, theorbo and baroque guitar. Owning a baroque instrument is not required, but pitch is set at standardized baroque pitch A=415hz and we generally play in Shifted Vallotti/Young temperament.
FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY:
Schedule Spring 2020:
Weekly rehearsals: Mondays 7:00 to 9:30 pm (final Monday 7:00 to 10:00 pm) from April 6 through April 27 in South Pasadena
Dress rehearsal: Saturday, May 2, 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Pre-concert rehearsal: Sunday, May 3, 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Concert: Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 pm in S. Pasadena
Venue: LAB's home at St James' Episcopal Church, 1325 Monterey Road, South Pasadena, CA 91030.
Interested in a principal position or solo opportunities with the orchestra? Auditions take place 5:30-6:30 pm at the church, prior to the first rehearsal. Please express your interest when registering for the set.
Concert day information:
Concert attire: Black with a splash of color or sparkle.
Tickets: All our main season concerts are free. Donations are encouraged but, of course, optional.
$200.00/concert set ($6 additional transaction fee for paying online)