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Marin Baroque Presents: Agave Baroque

Presented by Marin Baroque at St. John's Episcopal Church, Ross CA

May 19 2017
Marin Baroque Presents: Agave Baroque

Agave Baroque plays music of Biber on May 19th in Ross, CA.

Marin Baroque Presents: AGAVE BAROQUE

Friday, May 19th, 8 pm, at St. John’s Episcopal, 14 Lagunitas Road, Ross 94957

The Fantastical Mr. Biber: the experimental harmonies, virtuosity, and modernism of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Aaron Westman and Anna Washburn, violin and scordatura violin

William Skeen, viola da gamba

Henry Lebedinsky, organ

Kevin Cooper, theorbo and baroque guitar

Agave Baroque brings their “brilliantly virtuosic… shining… profound playing” (-Early Music America) to the works of the 17th century superstar violinist Heinrich Biber.  Biber invented numerous new tunings (scordatura) for his violin, to achieve extended techniques, special tone colors, and “artificial harmonies.”  Agave will explore his groundbreaking 1696 collection Harmonia artificioso-ariosa, where he assigns two parts to each violin, for an unusual five-part trio texture!  Biber blended the sacred and secular musical styles with the flowing, free-form stylus fantasticus (“the fantastical style”) to create a completely new musical “modernism” that captures the essence of the late 17th century violin virtuoso.  The program also includes works by David Pohle, Jakob Kremberg, and Georg Reutter der Ältere.



Tickets available online or at the door. SFEMS, senior, and student discounts. General seating.

Contact: 415-497-6634


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St. John's Episcopal Church

14 Lagunitas Road, Ross, CA 94957


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