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Early Music Concert


Featuring ARTEK
Bridge of Sighs—Monteverdi’s Madrigals Book VII
Friday, February 17 
8:00pm in the Sanctuary

SFEMS celebrates the return of ARTEK, another great New York-based ensemble. Founded and directed by harpsichordist Gwendolyn Toth, ARTEK was an early presence in New York’s early music revival and has helped create and anchor the city’s scene for the past three decades. ARTEK specializes in 17th-century Italian and German vocal works, notably the music of Claudio Monteverdi, whose Orfeo and Fifth Book of Madrigals they have recorded.

Published in 1619, Monteverdi’s seventh book of madrigals contains some of the composer’s most beloved baroque works — passionate solos, duets, trios and more, including Tornate o cari baci, Augellin che la voce, and O viva fiamma.

ARTEK: Laura Heimes and Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, countertenor & tenor; Andrew Fuchs and Philip Anderson, tenor; Peter Becker, bass-baritone; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; Gwendolyn Toth, harpsichord

Visit the San Francisco Early Music Society website to buy tickets or for more information.

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Feb 17, 2017 - 8:00 pm Early Music Concert Sanctuary View