May 19, 2013
St. John's Episcopal Church (Aptos)

Driftwood Consort returns and opens its Season 2 with 'Galanterie'. This program features elegant, late 18th-century selections that span the aesthetic arc from baroque luminary Johann Sebastian Bach to that great pioneer of the classical era, Joseph Haydn. As Bach senior's intricate ('baroque') style of writing began to fall out of favor, younger composers responded with new trend towards fluid melodies and ornamentation, paving the path to the translucent classical style. We will ride the tide of that time. Starting with Bach and ending with Haydn, this program highlights 'galant' works by Bach's two younger sons, a trio by Graf, and famous London gambist Abel. Performing are Lars Johannesson and Alissa Roedig (18th-century wooden flutes), Amy Brodo (cello and viola da gamba), and Jonathan Rhodes Lee (harpsichord). Cream puffs served at intermission.

Driftwood Consort is an ensemble with a passion for performing music from the Renaissance through Romantic period on period instruments. Under theartistic direction of Lars Johannesson and Alissa Roedig, the ensemble brings together musicians from the greater Bay Area who play with groups ranging from Monterey to Berkeley and beyond. Starting in 2012, Driftwood Consort presents an annual mini-series of three concerts from three different musical periods with venues in the Santa Cruz County and some repeat concerts in the Bay Area.

This concert takes place on May 19 at 3pm at St. John's Episcopal Church (125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos). Tickets are $20 each ($5 youth price) and are available at the door only from 2:30pm onwards. For more information please visit, or call 831-706-8408.