Early Music Concerts 2011-2012

Early Music Concerts 2011-2012: (US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices Concert: (9 jun 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 29, 2012

Location: St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley CA, US

“Concert from the Court of Kangxi - featuring Charles d'Ambleville's (C1599-1637) "Mass of the Beijing Jesuits" performed alternatim with traditional Chinese instruments and music

San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director) returns to the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition of Early Music with this exciting performance, Concert from the Court of Kangxi, as part of this year's Festival's theme of cross-cultural influences in Early Music. This concert includes the debut of our Dance Early & Ancient troupe and guest artists Adam Cockerham, theorbo and Esther Lam, harpsichord. Featured is Charles D'Ambleville's (c1599-1637) Mass of the Beijing Jesuits performed alternatim using traditional Chinese music and instruments including xiao, ehru, ruan and yangqin and a special surprise to start the concert!

This concert celebrates the legendary court of the Chinese Emperor Kangxi, China's longest ruling royal with 61 years on the throne and a reign that brought about long-term stability and relative wealth after years of war and chaos, and an unprecedented collaboration and interest in the West. He initiated the period known as the "Prosperous Era of Kangxi and Qianlong", which lasted for generations after his own lifetime. Pre-concert lecture at 1:30 pm by the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director), with guest artists Adam Cockerham, theorbo, Esther Lam, harpsichord, Hao Wei Zhu, ehru, Terry Luk, yangquin, Wing Yuen Chu, xiao and Chun Ho Kwong, ruan.“

Visit the San Francisco Renaissance Voices website for more information and of ticket availability.