This week Voices of Music presents the second program in their sixth season of concerts. This will involve a significant departure from the usual Voices of Music offerings, because the focus will be on the dance forms of the baroque period. These will be performed by Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante of the San Francisco Baroque Dance Ensemble, for which Fittante is also choreographer. The musical focus will be on the court of Louis XIV, featuring such composers as Jean-Baptiste Lully, Marin Marais, and François Couperin. The ensemble of period instruments will consist of Carla Moore and Maxine Nemerovski on violin, Lisa Grodin on viola, Kati Kyme doubling on both violin and viola, Elizabeth Reed on gamba, Bill Skeen doubling on cello and violone, David Tayler doubling on archlute and guitar, and Hanneke van Proosdij doubling on recorder and harpsichord. The program will also feature two “fusion” duets, which will use baroque music to accompany dances that combine the baroque style with both contemporary and Balinese forms, all performed with elegant silk saris, iridescent pearls, and three-foot bamboo wings.
The San Francisco performance of this concert will take place on Saturday, February 9, at 8 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (1111 O’Farrell Street, just off the southwest corner of Franklin Street). Tickets are $35 each with a variety of opportunities for a $5 discount summarized at the Ticket Turtle site through which tickets may be purchased online. Finally, student rush seats (based on a valid student ID card) will be available, subject to availability, for $5, starting 45 minutes to each concert. However, since the Berkeley date for this concert is close to sold out, rush availability may be unlikely; and online purchasing for the San Francisco date is strongly advised. Further information may be found by calling 415-260-4687 or by visiting the Ticket Turtle event description page.