Because What’s More Exciting Than a Lute Concert?

Nov 7, 2011

Nothing, that’s what. Fun fact: The trade term for lute players is not the bisyllabic “lutist,” as one (read: I) might expect, but the slightly more exotic “lutenist.” What a difference that ‘n’ makes.

Anyway. Musica Angelica is having a concert this Saturday called “In Memory of the Masters – The Bigger Picture,” a tribute to Musica Angelica’s founders, Michael Eagan and Mark Chatfield. The show is being directed by John Schneiderman, who is, as you may have guessed, a premier lutenist. The program features work by Vivaldi, Haydn’s lute player Karl Kohaut, and Chatfield, as well as a number of Renaissance lute duets, baroque lute duets, and 19th-century guitar duets. Should be a beautiful show.

Musica Angelica, for the unfamiliar, is a period instrument orchestra led by Martin Haselböck, a prominent solo organist as well as conductor and composer, specializing in Baroque music. They’re really good.

In Memory of the Masters – The Bigger Picture
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra
Saturday, November 12, 8 p.m.
Neighborhood Church
301 N. Orange Grove, Pasadena
$15 – $49;; 310.458.4504



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