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Musica Angelica begins it’s 2014/15 Season with Chamber Music

Saturday, September 20, 8pm Neighborhood Church, Pasadena
Sunday, September 21, 3pm 1st Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica

Musica Angelica, Southern California’s period instrument orchestra, is proud to announce a series of three programs of chamber music exploring The Grand Tour, the famed travel circuit established by young English gentlemen in the 18th century. Additionally, two orchestral programs will feature concertos by Vivaldi and Telemann and arias by Handel.

With this first concert, the music of France will be vividly brought to life along with fascinating snippets of the experiences of audiences in the Baroque era. The program includes François Couperin's masterful “Apothéose de Lully”, depicting the great composer's arrival at Parnassus with gorgeous, elegant music and witty narration. Also included is Leclair's “Deuxiéme Recreation de Musique”, an epic re-imagining of the classic French dance suite which includes one of the greatest chaconnes in the repertoire, as well as Marin Marais’ whimsical, obsessive “Sonnerie”. The concert will be led by Juilliard professor and longtime Musica Angelica favorite oboist Gonzalo X. Ruiz. Joining him will be flutist Stephen Schultz, violinists Cynthia Roberts and Tatiana Daubek, harpsichordist Ian Pritchard, and Beiliang Zhu on viola da gamba.

For tickets and information, call 310.458.4504 or purchase at the door.

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