La Jolla Music Society to present Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

La Jolla Music Society continues the Season’s Revelle Chamber Music Series with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at the MCASD Sherwood Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. The San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra has been dedicated to historically informed performance of Baroque, Classical and Early-Romantic music on original instruments since its inception in 1981. Under Music Director Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque was named Musical America’s 2004 Ensemble of the Year, and has become “an ensemble for early music as fine as any in the world today” (Los Angeles Times). The Orchestra’s San Diego program will include works by Corelli, Vivaldi and Durante.

La Jolla Music Society enhances the concert-going experience by presenting “Preludes” — pre-concert chats and performances – prior to each performance. Ruben Valenzuela, founder and director of the Bach Collegium San Diego, will deliver a pre-concert lecture, “A Particular Genius: The Italian Baroque,” discussing the uniquely high spirits of the composers featured on Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra’s program, at 7 p.m.

Concert tickets are $25-$75 and are available through the La Jolla Music Society box office, (858) 459-3728, and online at www.LJMS.org.

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