SPECIAL EVENT: Pacific MusicWorks | Apr 22-23


Our season comes to a grand finale with Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo! Seattle-based ensemble Pacific MusicWorks heads down the coast to present a star-studded concert version of the world’s first great opera, directed by Boston Early Music Festival co-director Stephen Stubbs in two acclaimed venues: San Francisco’s iconic Grace Cathedral and Berkeley’s First Congregational Church, beloved by audiences as the Bay Area’s early music sanctuary. Revel in the power of the ancient legend where music dared to overcome death.

Colin Balzer, Tess Altiveros, Danielle Reutter-Harrah, Jonathan Woody, Dashon Burton, Maya Kherani, Aaron Sheehan, Jason McStoots

Stephen Stubbs, director; Tekla Cunningham, leader; Adam LaMotte, violin; David Morris, viola da gamba & lirone; Todd Larsen, bass; Maxine Eilander, harp; Charles Weaver, lute; Henry Lebedinsky, organ, harpsichord, & regal; Kris Kwapis, trumpet;  Alexandra Opsahl, cornetto; Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto & recorder; Greg Ingles, Erik Schmalz, and Mack Ramsey, trombones; Mark Goodenberger, percussion

Subscription tickets available in mid-June

Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco

First Church Berkeley UCC (First Congregational)
2345 Channing Way

Single tickets: $70 general|$59.50 SFEMS members (discount applied after log in)|$20 patrons 35 and under (with ID)

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