Thursday, March 29, 2012

March: In like a Lion, but we still have April!


We are approaching the end of our 2011-2012 season. It seems like we are ending with a bang: we have three events in April, making it our busiest of the year.
  • Our third Museum Concert this Sunday, featuring our own local Courtly Noyse in a rollicking April Fool’s Day performance. This is the group my wife is always bugging about: “When is Courtly Noyse performing? Are they Next?” The performance is free with museum admission, and there is always something new and interesting to view at SDMA!
  • The string quartet Quatuor Mosaïques is performing Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven at the Neurosciences Museum auditorium on Monday the 16th. Some may not view this post-Baroque repertoire as being “early music” (we can argue all day about that definition), but this exceptional quartet specializes in historically informed performances on period instruments. Our future at this fine venue is cloudy, so this could be our last concert there.
  • Finally, Marcia Hardjimarkos is performing on a genuine Broadwood fortepiano at All Soul’s Church in Point Loma on Friday, April 27. Opportunities to hear any fortepiano — let alone and authentic one — are few and far between. I’ll write more about Marcia in the coming weeks: this concert was my personal choice; I have all of her recordings, have corresponded with her for years, and finally get to meet her. (Did I mention that I have my world premier at this recital as a narrator in one of the pieces?)
As always, you can order tickets online at our website. After April we have only one more event, a Museum Concert in May, then the long, quiet period until our next season.

—Kemer

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