Early Music Rock Stars’ Make Their Debut Here
San Francisco Early Music Society presents the West Coast debut of the acclaimed chamber group Quicksilver, called “rock stars within the early music-scene.” The Huffington Post named Quicksilver’s 2011 recording, Stile Moderno: New Music from the Seventeenth Century Breakthrough Album of the Year.
During a busy weekend, Feb. 28-March 2, Quicksilver performs The Early Moderns in Palo Alto, Berkeley, and San Francisco. The concerts explore strange and extravagant trio sonatas and related music from 17th-century Italy and Germany.
Quicksilver is co-directed by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, with Greg Ingles, trombone; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; David Morris, cello and viola da gamba; Charles Weaver, theorbo and guitar; and Avi Stein, organ and harpsichord.