Farallon Recorder Quartet

Annette Bauer, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker & Louise Carslake, recorders; with Jennifer Paulino, soprano; and John Lenti, lute;  About the artists

farallon_1_1501AMARYLLIS—LOVE SONGS AND CONSORTS FROM THE COURTS AND COUNTRYSIDE OF RENAISSANCE EUROPE

SFEMS presents the series debut of the Farallon Quartet, one of the finest professional recorder ensembles in the United States today. Early Music America compares their blended sonority to “the sound one would get if one could turn honey into wood or stand underneath a caramel fountain.”

Farallon’s virtuose, playing a veritable arsenal of flutes 6 inches to 6 feet long, will be joined by soprano Jennifer Paulino and lutenist John Lenti for “Amaryllis,” a concert of love songs and consorts from Renaissance Europe’s courts and countryside. The program will range from John Dowland’s tender ayres to lively Spanish villancicos and Italian frottole to the sublime perfection of Josquin’s polyphony to popular songs and dances of the age and the highly ornate art music composers built around it. The rich texture and sprightly flexibility of the recorder consort create the perfect vehicle to showcase this music of panache, wit, and charm.  View the program

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 8:00PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer Street at Webster, Palo Alto

SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave at Garber, Berkeley

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 4:00PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Gough, San Francisco

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