Early Music Society sets concert schedule

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Early Music Society has announced its concerts for the 2010/11 season. Seven concerts will be featured in the International Series:
— Ensemble 415 performing baroque music by Vivaldi, Albinoni and J.S. Bach under the direction of Chiara Bianchini is planned for 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive.
— Diabolus in Musica in “Rose Tres Bele: Women’s Voices — Monody and Polyphony of the Trouvères” will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St.
— Ciaramella in a program of Spanish renaissance music exploring the pilgrimage road to Santiago is set to be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway.
— Benvenue Fortepiano Trio will be in a concert illustrating the influence of Bach on Mendelssohn and Schumann at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at The Neurosciences Institute.
— Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba) and Thomas Boysen (theorbo and baroque guitar) will perform a program of solos and duets featuring the French repertoire “From Renaissance Improvisation to St. Colombe and Marais,” at 8 p.m. March 4, also at The Neurosciences Institute.
— The British vocal ensemble, Stile Antico, will offer “Passion and Resurrection: Dramatic Music for Lent and Eastertide” at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. April 8.
— At 7 p.m May 8, the Flanders Recorder Quartet, with soprano Cecile Kempenaers, will explore “The Six Wives of Henry VIII,” also at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.
— The SDEMS Recital Series will feature concerts by harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Congregational Church of La Jolla and by Mahan Esfahani playing both harpsichord and the baroque tracker organ at All Soul’s Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd., Point Loma at 8 p.m. April 1.
åThe SDEMS website, at www.sdems.org, offers more information and links to a secure system for purchasing tickets. Prices range from $18 to $35, with special rates for students and last-minute tickets.

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