Debus & Sariel | Apr 8–10

Ode to an Earworm

What is it about music that stays with us, that lingers in the ear long after the hearing of it? What, exactly, makes an earworm an earworm? 

After their scintillating virtual debut with SFEMS last season, recorder sensation Tabea Debus and lutenist Alon Sariel explore the mystery and history of the earworm, taking us through some of the most memorable (whether we like it or not!) pieces of the 14th through the 18th centuries.

Whether you’ve attended early music concerts for decades, or are hearing these pieces for the first time, you’ll find yourself walking out the door humming the music of George Frideric Handel, Arcangelo Corelli, Henry Purcell, John Dowland, Claudio Monteverdi, and more!

Tabea Debus, recorder; Alon Sariel, lute

Single tickets available August 9

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 8:00PM
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street at Lincoln, Palo Alto

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue, Berkeley

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 4:00PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco

Single tickets: $55 general|$46.25 SFEMS members|$20 patrons 35 and under (with ID)

We will follow local and state guidelines in regards to any Covid-19 related restrictions.

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