Sat Feb 5

Season Ticket ~ SCBF 2022 ~ Transformations

Sat, February 5
7:15PM / $33 - $110
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Santa Cruz Baroque Festival

P.O. Box 482
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

49th Season ~ Transformations ~ Spring 2022

About Santa Cruz Baroque Festival

Mission Statement

Our mission is to present an annual season of early music as it sounded in its own time. We aim for artistic excellence while transmitting the joy of Baroque music to the community and to future generations by engaging our audience in an expedition through musical time.

Vision Statement

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival envisions a community where all people have experienced the joy of music, and can understand the legacy and value of early chamber music in which a player traditionally creates a unique performance by structured improvisation.

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Core Values & Principles
• We present artistically excellent performances that are emotionally expressive, with chamber music performed in the improvisatory style in fashion when the music was new.
• We engage in education to audiences of all ages through our pre- concert talks, our concert notes, radio broadcasts, the ‘See Things in Context’ on our website, and in 2020, free weekly video live casts. Currently, we’re featured on KSQD’s Community Concert Hall.
• We engage in Youth Outreach and education through our Youth Chamber Music Competition, our Emerging Artist Showcase, our bilingual videos (in preparation), and our artists in classrooms.

Thank you for taking this journey with us!


Transformations: Changes in ~ form, appearance, nature, character.

Musical Transformations: Changes in ~ ornamentation, rhythm, tempo, mode or key, instrumentation.



I. Love & Lust: Saturday, February 5, 2022 ~ 7:30pm ~ Veteran’s Memorial Hall. Elizabeth Hungerford, soprano; Andrew Arceci, lyra viol.

Join us for the triumphal return of the pure soprano voice from London that inspired standing ovations at her previous Baroque Festival performances, now with her phenomenal accompanist playing the rare lyra viol, chordal viola da gamba. As one review of their ‘Love & Lust’ CD says: “They cut through all the lace and buttons associated with classical and find its sensuality for today’s audience ... a one two punch of incredible, traditional vocals ... and rich string work.” An on-site meet-the-artists reception follows for fully vaccinated donors and season ticket holders.

II. From Hotteterre to Hotter Jazz: Sunday, February 27, 2022 ~ 5:00pm ~ Peace United Church. Lars Johannesson & Alissa Roedig, Baroque flutes; Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord; Erik Andersen, viol; Paul Contos, jazz sax and flute; Jeff Buenz, jazz guitar; Joe Dolinger, bass.

Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674-1763), the foremost member of the great French dynasty of renowned Baroque woodwind instrument makers, players and composers, told the world his secrets on how to play the wooden flute (France’s most popular instrument) as well as how to improvise successfully in his 1707 Opus 1 treatise. Now three centuries later, with Hotter Jazz as the music of our own time, we apply Hotteterre’s improvisational ideas creatively in jazz style, working from similar foundations.

III. Bach: Pipe Organ Transformations: Sunday, March 20, 2022 ~ 4:00pm ~ Peace United Church. Vlada Moran, solo Pipe Organ.

J. S. Bach learned by copying and arranging the works of all those composers he admired and wished to emulate. Especially he valued the Italian works that he could borrow (or steal) from the library of his elder brother. Come hear treasures by Marcello, Vivaldi and unknown masters that Bach delighted in playing on organ as models for his own work.

|V. Scarlatti: Spanish Harpsichord Folk to Classical: Sunday, April 10, 2022 ~ 4:00pm ~ Holy Cross Church. Lillian Gordis, solo Harpsichord.

Based in Paris, the American virtuoso harpsichordist Lillian Gordis is quickly building an international reputation as an interpreter of the works of Scarlatti, the Italian composer-performer commanded to follow Princess Maria Barbara da Braganc?a at the time of her 1720 marriage into the Spanish court. The result: 555 amazing sonatas for harpsichord solo, many of them based on transformations of folkloric Spanish material Scarlatti heard as various provincial delegations visited his royal pupil.

V. Transformed Bach: Sunday, April 24, 2022 ~ 4:00pm ~ Holy Cross Church. Alissa Roedig, Baroque flute; Edwin Huizinga & Grijda Spiri, Baroque violins; Erik Andersen, viol & Baroque ‘cello; Linda Burman-Hall, Harpsichord, Director.

Eventually all sound-streams lead to Bach, whose name in German literally does mean ‘stream’, the joining of cooperating currents flowing confidently and with force. Our all-transcriptions concert takes place in candlelight, while the metaphorical light we shine on familiar works is quite new. Expect to hear Bach with new ears. Perhaps the most famous Bach organ work, the D Minor Toccata and Fugue, known for more than 250 years as an organ work, is heard now as it might have been conceived, as a work for unaccompanied violin. An on-site meet-the-artists reception follows for fully vaccinated donors and season ticket holders.

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