Carmel Valley Library event to explore the flourishing age of early music

The Marti Quartet will perform Feb. 9 at the CV Library.
The Marti Quartet will perform Feb. 9 at the CV Library.

February’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will explore the fascinating and dynamic Renaissance and early Baroque periods with solos and duets from England, France, and Italy.

The program will include theater music, courtly dances, and love songs, both despairing and joyful, by Henry Purcell, John Dowland, Pierre Guédron, Claudin de Sermisy, Claudio Merulo, and Josquin des Prez. Sopranos Elisabeth Marti and Constance Lawthers will be accompanied on period instruments by lutenist Pat Setzer and gambist Taylor Smith. The program will last 45 minutes.

The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information, call (858) 552-1668.

Soprano Elisabeth Marti is a founding member of the Early Music Ensemble of San Diego and sings in the Bach Collegium and Cappella Gloriana.

Soprano Constance Lawthers sung in the San Diego Opera chorus for many years, and has performed with SONOR, the contemporary music ensemble at UCSD, the Grossmont Opera Theatre, and as soloist with many area choral groups and church choirs.



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