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February 2021

Games & Grounds

  • Premiere: Thursday Feb 18 at 7:30pm
    Closing Reception: Monday Mar 1 at 7:30pm

There’s no shortage of fun in this program that features musical versions of Aesop’s timeless fables interspersed with virtuosic ground bass variations by Jean-Féry Rebel, Marin Marais, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and others. Featuring tenor Jason McStoots and soprano Elena Mullins, who presents a new choreography for Rebel’s brilliant showpiece Caractères de la danse. Generously supported by program sponsor Charlotte and Jack…

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March 2021

SalonEra: Jewish Diaspora

  • Monday, March 1 at 7:30pm ET

On March 1st, Brooklyn-based Israeli multi-instrumentalist and singer Daphna Mor and performer/researcher Elizabeth Weinfield join host Debra Nagy for an exploration of Jewish identity and musical traditions. Daphna Mor will share how she has incorporated Jewish liturgical music into her performing life and demonstrate the art of Piyut, an oral tradition in which Jewish communities in Yemen, Iran, Morocco, Turkey, and elsewhere set…

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SalonEra: Women in Music

  • Monday, March 15 at 7:30pm ET

SalonEra marks Women’s History Month with  a special episode on March 15th featuring instrumental and vocal music by Maddalena Sirmen, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and Clara Schumann. Featured guests include harpsichordist Byron Schenkman, violinist Shelby Yamin, and soprano Michele Kennedy, who share a commitment to researching, performing, and recording music by women composers.   Register for SalonEra You’ll…

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Women of Genius

  • Premiere: Thursday March 18 at 7:30pm ET
    Closing Reception: Monday March 29 at 7:30pm ET

just added! Les Délices honors Women’s History Month by celebrating the contributions of remarkably accomplished, creative women in 17th and 18th century France. Challenging the notion of the isolated “genius,” we’ll reveal the histories of female poets, performers, and composers who not only made their voices heard but exerted a stronger cultural influence than many realize. Soprano Clara Rottsolk joins…

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SalonEra: Medieval Visionaries

  • Monday, March 29 at 7:30pm ET

On March 29th, SalonEra illuminates the lives and works of two Medieval visionaries: Christine de Pizan and Guillaume de Machaut. The greatest poet-musician of the 14th century, Machaut was a trailblazer across multiple forms and genres. Pizan challenged misogyny in her writing, envisioning a feminist utopia in her famous book The City of Ladies, and championing equal rights for women.…

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April 2021

Machaut’s Lai of the Fountain

  • Premiere: Thursday Apr 8 at 7:30pm
    Closing Reception: Monday Apr 19 at 7:30pm

Guillaume de Machaut’s flowing melodies become brilliant rainbows when refracted into three-voice canons in his Lai of the Fountain. Works by Johannes Ciconia and others aid our exploration of the Medieval garden’s subtle beauty in this collaboration with Blue Heron. Generously supported by program sponsors Bill Busta and Joan Tomkins and artist sponsor Peter Pogacar. Purchase Tickets Event Details Cost:…

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SalonEra: The Orpheus Myth

  • Monday, April 19 at 7:30pm ET

Soprano Michele Kennedy, tenor Jason McStoots, SE Artists in Residence, and scholar Susan McClary explore this tale for the ages from the vantage point of Monteverdi, Charpentier, Rameau, and beyond.   Register for SalonEra You’ll receive a link by email to view the show! Event Details Cost: Consider making a $10 suggested donation per episode, or subscribing to the series…

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Woman Scorned

  • Presented by Morrison Chamber Music
    San Francisco State University
    April 25, 2021 at 3pm PST

Woman Scorned explores universal themes of desire, jealousy, shame and revenge by giving voice to the spurned lovers of antiquity. Rising star soprano, Hannah De Priest gives voice to the sorceress Circe in a bone-chilling cantata by Colin de Blamant, and wreaks vengeance as the witch Medea in works by Clérambault and Couperin. Program: Program: Sonate en trio “La Junon”…

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May 2021

SalonEra: La Folia

  • Monday, May 3 at 7:30pm ET

Madness might follow this episode full of virtuosity and wild ground basses! Special guests include countertenor Reggie Mobley and soprano Sherezade Panthaki performing works by Monteverdi, Corelli, Purcell, Marais, Boismortier, and others. Register for SalonEra You’ll receive a link by email to view the show! Event Details Cost: Consider making a $10 suggested donation per episode, or subscribing to the…

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