Columbia Baroque Concert: Love’s Pain, Love’s Joy
Columbia Baroque presents the recent book of Nicholas R. Jones, from Berkeley, California on September 13 at the USC School of Music. Hundreds of composers set Guarini poems to music, most famously in Monteverdi’s madrigals, for A Poetry Precise and Free: Selected Madrigals of Guarini. Selections from Handel’s gorgeous opera based on Guarini’s play, Il Pastor Fido (The Faithful Shepherd), complete the program. Performers for the evening are Nicholas R. Jones, baroque recorder; Jean Hein, baroque recorder; Mary Hostetler Hoyt, baroque violin; Erika Cutler, baroque violin; Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano; Hazel Ketchum, lute and soprano; Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba; Sue Copeland Jones, viola da gamba; Holly Maurer, viola da gamba; and Jerry Curry, harpsichord.