Two musical performances not to be missed in January!
San Diego Early Music Society Presents “Quicksilver”: Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Quicksilver brings together some of the leading historically informed performers in America today. The chamber music of 17th century Germany reflects the upheavals of the time: from wars of religion and politics, to famine and plague, it was a time of ongoing crisis. Inspired by the experimental works of Italian composers, those writing in the “stylus Fantasticus” explored the sonata as an abstract form of wordless conversation, giving free reign to whatever their imagination suggested. Quicksilver’s recording of this program was one of New Yorker’s top ten CDs in 2014; come and hear it for yourself. “Fantasticus: Extravagant and Virtuosic Music from 17th-century Germany.” This concert is part of the San Diego Early Music Society 2015-2016 season and features works by Weckmann, Rosenmüller, Vierdanck, Bertali, Kerll, and Schmeltzer. The San Diego Early Music Society is a non-profit organization founded to showcase the musical treasures of Europe’s medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, as performed on period instruments and in accordance with historical practice. The Society was established in 1981 and has presented concerts in churches, small halls, museums, and homes — settings for which the music was composed. Artists internationally renowned for their performances and recordings are presented in concert each season. World-class vocal and instrumental soloists, ensembles and chamber orchestras perform an exciting repertoire from various periods and countries. January 15.
California Center for the Arts, Escondido Presents Michelle Cann: Piano phenom Michelle Cann has been described as “an athletic powerhouse who can sweep the listener off his or her feet (Southampton Press).” Michelle has participated in competitive programs such as the Taos Chamber Music Festival, Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, and Itzhak Perlman’s Music Program Chamber Music Festival. She performs at concert series and festivals nationwide both as a soloist and with her sister Kimberly as part of The Cann Sisters Duo. Michelle received her BM and MM from the Cleveland Institute of Music and recently graduated with an Artist Diploma from Curtis. Her repertoire includes emotional interpretations of Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, and more. With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, is the cultural center of North San Diego County. The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,500-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities ready to host corporate gatherings, weddings and other special life events. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events, such as the Jazz Jam Sessions, 4th of July celebration, Day of the Dead Festival, Holiday Tree Lighting and WOW First Wednesdays performances. The Center’s activities are guided by a Board of Trustees and an administration and staff who are dedicated to furthering arts entertainment and arts education in the community, by sustaining and expanding programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond. January 10.