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This groupmuse happened on Thursday, December 19, at 7:00 PM PST.

Thu, December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM PST

Old Town Orange

This is a groupmuse

Live chamber music concerts in living rooms and other intimate spaces. They're casual and friendly, and anyone can host.

20 spots total
at this groupmuse


Minimum payment
to musicians
$3 reservation fee
Bring your
own drinks
Dog and cat
Dogs and cats
live here
Not accessible
Kid-friendly event



Looking forward to hosting our first group muse and sharing some beautiful music with local friends and neighbors.

Baroque String Duo



Baroque String Duo


Our concert begins on the streets of Venice, around 1620. The city is prosperous and happy, fed by the riches that come in via the Silk Road, or by sea. Aside from the nobility, there is a rapidly-growing class of wealthy, educated craftsmen and specialists pursuing independent careers. The music is vibrant and virtuosic, and it is everywhere. It echoes from the Basilica de San Marco, where the great Claudio Monteverdi presides over as great an orchestra as has ever existed before. It resounds from the halls of the Ducal Palace, and from the churches, and from the companies of piffari (marching bands of wind and brass instruments) parading down the streets. Even more so, it spills to the streets from the homes of amateur and aspiring musicians, who now have access to this music through publishing.

Join us to immerse yourself in this great music, from the very first sonatas ever published for violin to the beginnings of Italian music spreading and commanding great influence over composers and performers across Europe!

La Gardana, symfonia per un violino o cornetto solo by Biagio Marini (1594-1663)
Sonata Prima à sopran solo by Dario Castello (fl. 1621-1629)
Sonata Tertza à violino solo detta la Hortensia virtuosa by Marco Uccellini (1603-1680)
Sonata Prima "La Stella" by Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (fl. 1660-1669)
—brief pause—
Sinfonia 3 a voce sola by Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682)
Sonata duodecima a violino solo by Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704)
Ciaccona à violino solo by Antonio Bertali (1605-1669)



Maureen Pietryga


Donna Beddow


Robin McDonald


Nancy Eaton


Eugene Kogan


Masako White



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