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Jarring Sounds to celebrate their first CD release with a concert of rarities

Jarring Sounds: mezzo Danielle Reutter-Harrah and guitarist and lutenist Adam Cockerham
Jarring Sounds: mezzo Danielle Reutter-Harrah and guitarist and lutenist Adam Cockerham
courtesy of San Francisco Renaissance Voices

The CD album featuring the Jarring Sounds duo of mezzo Danielle Reutter-Harrah and Adam Cockerham performing on both guitar and lute will be released on February 1. Initially Jarring Sounds will be handling distribution; and, as of that date, the album will be available for purchase in both physical form and as a digital download through the Jarring Sounds Web site. The occasion will be celebrated by a release party concert that will feature not only selections from the recording but also some new offerings of rarely performed songs in Spanish and Italian composed by two Spanish composers who lived centuries apart.

In a reversal of Joyce DiDonato’s decision to crowdsource the selection of tracks for her latest album, ReJOYCE!, Jarring Sounds will crowdsource which of the tracks from their new CD will be performed at their release party concert. Those interested in this process are encouraged to vote for their first preference from the following list of selections:

  • Pierre Guédron - “Un jour l’amoureuse Silvie”
  • Gabriel Bataille - “Ma bergere non légere”
  • Antoine Boësset - “Ne délibérons plus”
  • Claudio Monteverdi - “Se pur destina”
  • Henry Purcell - “Mad Bess,” “With Sick and Famish’d Eyes”
  • Benjamin Britten - Songs from the Chinese
  • Stephen Goss - Under Milkwood Songs

Votes may be cast by sending electronic mail to Jarring Sounds at

The San Francisco performance of this concert will be given in the sanctuary of the Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 1329 Seventh Avenue, between Irving and Judah Streets, half a block from the Seventh Avenue stop for the N Judah streetcar. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 1. General admission is $20 with a discount rate of $15 for seniors and students. For at extra $5 for each of these rates, a CD will be included with admission. Tickets may be purchased online in advance through an event page on the Brown Paper Tickets Web site.

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