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This groupmuse happened on Saturday, August 7, at 7:00 PM PDT.
Classical music in Old Towne Orange

Classical music in Old Towne Orange

Old Towne Orange

Sat, August 7, 2021 7:00 PM, PDT

9 of 15 spots still available
Vaccine policy
COVID vaccination required (honor system)
Testing policy
COVID testing not required
This is an indoor event
Mask policy
Masks are not required
Greeter checks
Greeter will confirm safety precautions
If you feel sick, stay home
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Dogs and cats live here
Wheelchair access
Not wheelchair accessible
Kid-friendly event

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


Join us for an evening of classical pieces performed by Guts. We are planning on an outdoor/patio concert, but will move indoors if heat is excessive that day. Looking forward to this live performance!

What's the music?

Guts Baroque Baroque String Duo

This program celebrates the friendships and musical exchanges between J.S. Bach, Telemann, and violin virtuoso-composer J.G. Pisendel. In addition to the music, we'll share with you what we found out about these specific pieces while looking at facsimiles of the original manuscripts.

In the meantime:

When J.S. Bach accepted the job at the court of Weimar, he crossed paths with Telemann, who was working in nearby Eisenach. The two quickly became friends and exchanged musical ideas for decades. When Pisendel passed through town, he became friends with both Bach and Telemann.

Our concert includes a sonata Bach wrote for Pisendel, a sonata Pisendel likely wrote in collaboration with Bach, and a sonata by Telemann that Bach and Pisendel both likely owned a copy of.

And... buckle up. The Bach and Pisendel push hard on the harmonic boundaries of conventional Baroque music. The most apt phrase that arose out of our rehearsal process is: "this is METAL!!"

Join us at Kari's beautiful home (we can't wait to come back—thank you Kari!!) to hear for yourself what shenanigans these three got up to.

Bach's Sonata in e minor, BWV 1023, opening with the dark-side cousin to his E major Partita prelude
Pisendel's Sonata in c minor, the most metal piece on the program
Telemann's Sonata in A major, a joyful contrast to the first two to bring us peaceably back into the world after our wild ride


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Sylvia S., over 2 years ago

It was such a delight to share music with you all last night! Thank you to our wonderful hosts, and thank you all for coming!

You can find us at where there are links to our YouTube channel, with archives of our concerts from the past year, and a sign-up for our email list.

We’re also playing this same program again tonight in Huntington Beach if you’d like to hear it again or if you know someone who you think would enjoy it! Details on our website, or call us 978-697-2295

All our best,
Sylvia & John


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