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Past Concerts

4pm, Saturday, March 7 (San Diego) & Sunday, March 8 (S. Pasadena), 2020

Game of Tones - puzzles and games in music by Telemann, Handel, Campra, Tomkins and Bach, including a specially compiled "Golberg" suite of variations and canons. With Kensington Baroque Orchestra of San Diego. Partially funded by a Mini-Grant from Early Music America.


4pm, Sunday, November 24, 2019

Surf and Turf - Music on themes of earth and water by Telemann, Vivaldi and Rebel.

Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2, 2019

LAB:Fest — Party like it's 1699! 

Los Angeles Baroque · Ensemble Bizarria · Kensington Baroque Orchestra

Our first mini-festival — a weekend of three concerts, a play-in, socializing and more at our home, St. James' Episcopal Church, South Pasadena, CA.

4pm, Sunday, May 5, 2019

LAB's first concert performance of an opera. Under LAB's artistic directors, violinist Lindsey Strand-Polyak and cellist Alexa Haynes-Pilon, we brought to life John Blow's "Venus and Adonis," an important gem of the 17th-century English vocal repertoire and the first surviving English opera, which served as a model for Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. The cast included Marisa De Silva as Venus and Zachary Haines and Adonis.


4pm, Sunday, March 3, 2019

It was a very good year: A concert of anniversaries

In this program of mainly 17th-century repertoire we celebrated our composers' 300th-400th birthdays, and one end-of-life anniversary. LAB director Alexa Haynes-Pilon appeared as soloist in a cello concerto by Leonardo Leo, a prominent Neapolitan composer of his day. We also performed works by Biber, Bertali, Rosenmüller and little-known Swedish composer Ferdinand Zellbell.

4pm, Sunday, November 11, 2018

The LAB Report: murders, mischief and more

We opened our 2018/19 season by presenting a motley crew of composers who got themselves into some pretty sticky situations… and not all of them lived to tell the tale. However, all of them left a legacy of fantastic music. Works by Handel, Leclair, Gesualdo, Clarke, Purcell and Lawes.

12:30pm, Friday, June 8, 2018

Escape the Ordinary: LAB Road Trip

We made our Berkeley Festival Fringe debut at Trinity Chapel, Berkeley with a wild ride across Europe with music by Janitsch, Lully, Schmelzer, and Handel.


4pm, Sunday, May 6, 2018

Escape the Ordinary: LAB Road Trip

We ended our 17/18 season with a wild ride across Europe with music by Janitsch, Lully, Schmelzer, Vivaldi and Handel.

2pm, Saturday, March 24, 2018

Closing out our Early Music Month celebrations with Brandenburg 6 and other "Viola-fest" works for Bach in the Subways' 10-hour marathon at Union Station, DTLA.    

4pm, Sunday, March 11, 2018

Let's do the hornpipe again: LAB's Dance Party!

Celebrating Early Music Month in raucous fashion with works by Lully, Rebel, Telemann, Handel, and Dall’Abaco.  

4pm, Saturday, November 18, 2017

Roman Holiday: LAB goes to Italy

Works by Corelli, Gabrieli, Manfredini, Geminiani and Marini. 

17/18 season opener and first birthday party.

11am, Sunday September 10, 2017* 
4pm, Saturday September 9, 2017

LAB plays Bach: Brandenburg 6 and A Coffee Cantata 

*Westside Debut, LAEMMLE LIVE, Santa Monica. 

4pm, Saturday June 24, 2017

LAB/lab: Fireworks, frogs and all things summer! Summer workshop showcase concert.

4pm, Sunday March 12, 2017

TELEMANNIA 2017: Georg, Georg, George and Johann - Fun with Telemann and Friends.


4pm, Sunday November 13, 2016

DEBUT CONCERT Brit Set! Works by Holborne, Purcell, Corelli, Avison/Scarlatti & a US Premiere by Stephen Nau (c1600-1647).

St James Episcopal Church, South Pasadena, 

unless otherwise stated.


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