Whether new to the world of Historical Performance or a frequent visitor, you are invited to enjoy a brief yet varied look at the Baroque cello and viola da gamba as solo instruments. Heather Vorwerck (performer with Bach Collegium San Diego), with the assistance of keyboardist Ruben Valenzuela (Musical Director of BCSD), will perform solo and accompanied works for cello and viol by J.S. Bach, D. Gabrielli, Sainte-Colombe and Marais. Ms. Vorwerck will talk a bit about each instrument's distinct musical evolution and explore why the cello survived while the viola da gamba was destined for extinction. You will be welcome to see the instruments close up and ask questions after the performance.
Four times per year, audiences enjoy these unique concerts of vocals and instruments from the Medieval, Baroque and Renaissance periods performed in one of the Museum’s most popular collection galleries of European paintings, the Hibben Gallery. Holding these concerts in the gallery space allows audience members to better understand the culture and context of the time period in which European art was created and helps connect the art and music.
Presented in partnership with the San Diego Early Music Society.
The Museum will offer free admission on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in celebration of International Museum Day.