Ovations Concert: The Driftwood Consort, Angels Camp
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Ovations Concert: The Diamonds
Calaveras Arts Association are celebrating over 30 years of presenting these outstanding performances to our wonderful Sierra Foothill community and guests at the Dr. Elliot A. Smart Performance Arts Center, Bret Harte Theater, Angels CampSeason Tickets (Four Performances) $80 members/$100 non-members
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THE DRIFTWOOD CONSORT
Driftwood Consort “plays with as much fire, fun, and especially talent, that you’d think they composed the music.” (Bruce Bratton of Bratton Online, 2012)Driftwood Consort presents an evening of classical French baroque music, performed on historic instruments like the theorbo (a gigantic 14-string lute), the viola da gamba (a cello-like instrument), and wooden flutes.
French music—inn contrast to the Italian and German baroque style—distinguishes itself by its delicacy, detailed ornamentation and use of dance-patterns. Francois Couperin’s “Les Nations” and a selection of “Pieces en Trio” by Marin Marais form the centerpiece of this program. Both composers were appointed to the court of King Louis XIV (Louis XIV, The Sun King, made dance into a powerful political tool in his court at Versaille). Complementing these larger works are duos by Blavet and Forqueray, written just for flutes or viola da gamba and theorbo, thus highlighting the unique properties of these instruments.
Driftwood Consort is based in the San Francisco Bay. It features Lars Johannesson and Alissa Roedig on flutes, Amy Brodo on viola da gamba, and Tatiana Senderowicz on theorbo.