ATTUNED: A NON-CONCERT EXPERIENCE is the Bay Area’s new and unique invitation to the world of Classical music. Curated by sister ensembles Agave Baroque and Sylvestris Quartet in collaboration with the California Jazz Conservatory, each program invites you to enjoy a cabaret-style show along with a multimedia experience and narration that brings you the stories behind the music.
Johann Sebastian Bach had twenty children who survived to adulthood! Carl Philipp Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, and Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst were all sons of the composer and his two wives, Maria Barbara and Anna Magdalena, the latter of whom was also a fine musician. These young Bachs were among the best of their generation from a family of legendary musicians. Agave Baroque explores some exciting and brilliant chamber works by these three musicians and their siblings in "The Young Bachs."
Band Members and Instrumentation
Aaron Westman and Anna Washburn, violins
William Skeen, violoncello
Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord
Kevin Cooper, lute and baroque guitar
Early Music America called San Francisco-based Agave Baroque "an energized, free-spirited groupof Californian virtuosi. Specializing in string chamber music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Agave has received numerous awards and accolades and gained local and national attention for its powerful presence and "emotional wallop" (EMA), expressive and virtuosic (SF Classical Voice) playing and gorgeous (American Record Guide) music, as well as its growing discography. Now in its eleventh season, Agave continues its fruitful affiliations with star countertenor Reginald Mobley, California Jazz Conservatory, InterMusic SF, Marin Baroque, and Sylvestris Quartet, and continues to be a unique and innovative voice in the national chamber music community.