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Sonoma Bach
Spring Returns: Two Tall Tales

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Sonoma Bach
Spring Returns: Two Tall Tales

Circa 1600 · Barefoot Consort of Viols

Sat–Sun, Apr 27–28, 2024 - Tickets: $15–$30

Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.

Bachgrounder 35 minutes before each performance

Guest instrumentalists: Shira Kammen, Kevin Cooper
Illustrations by Julia Loopstra
Directed by Robert Worth and Amanda McFadden

In this rollicking show, we present two very different dramas, set to very different music. Our opening halffeatures the ‘Festino nella sera del Giovedì grasso avanti cena’ (‘A little party on the evening of Fat Thursday before supper’), by the Bolognese composer Adriano Banchieri (1568–1634). The piece features a rich cast of characters performing a variety of songs ranging from the absurd to the sublime. After intermission, we’ll take on ‘The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore’, by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911–2007). Subtitled ‘The Three Sundays of a Poet’, the piece is a parable of the phases of an artist’s life and of the difficulties in being truly heard. Original artwork by Julia Loopstra will complement the music.

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