Baroque and before: music at San Miguel Chapel
This past November, nationally admired Baroque violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock and viola da gambist Mary Springfels collaborated with colleagues in a recital at the intimate San Miguel Chapel (401 Old Santa Fe Trail) titled Music for Severall Friends . Now they’re back with Music for Severall Friends II , and one hopes more roman numerals may pile up in the future. In this installment, the two string-players are joined by harpsichordist-musicologist Matthew Dirst, who has published insightful articles and books on how Bach’s music was received by later generations. Some Bach appears on this program — his C-minor Sonata for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord, plus his G-major Trio Sonata — as well as works by such earlier composers as Locke, Lawes, Byrd, Froberger, and Biber. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. Tickets ($20, with discounts for seniors and students) are available at the door. No extra charge for ye olde spelling of “severall.” — J.M.K.