The Art of Living Foundation, Los Angeles Center (former Second Church of Christ Scientist) Historic Adams District Alfred Rosenheim (1907)
Bach Collegium San Diego
Ruben Valenzuela, Director
With its 90 foot high dome and exquisite decorative detail, the grandeur of this Beaux Arts landmark provides a setting of classical beauty for a festive program showcasing one of the greatest and most original composers of the 17th century. Twenty-four of the finest early music instrumentalists and vocalists gather from across the country to explore Henry Purcell’s celebratory odes and music for the theater (King Arthur, Fairy Queen). "The chorus sounded so glorious that there might as well have been 100 of the them rather than a select few” (Opera West). “Superbly timed pauses… [and] phrases like exhalations” (San Diego Union Tribune).
Adams District Festival: Enjoy an afternoon of exploration and discovery while learning more about the surrounding neighborhood and beyond, through self-guided tours, talks and receptions. Festival activities announced in the weeks leading up to the concert. Warner and Carol Henry are sponsors of this afternoon's concert — and cosponsors of the Il Barocco Series.
This afternoon’s Adams District Festival and concerts are made possible in part by a generous grant from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.