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Sun. 16 June 2019
2, 4 & 6pm

Wayfarers Chapel
Palos Verdes
Lloyd Wright (1951)

and Emi Ferguson

“Achingly delicate one moment, punchy and incisive the next” (New York Times), the new period-instrument ensemble RUCKUS can be viewed both as a rhythm section and a lively Baroque continuo composed of keyboard, lute, gamba, bass and bassoon. In a landmark glass chapel spectacularly sited on a bluff overlooking the ocean, they will be joined by prize winning Baroque flutist Emi Ferguson —a top-ten winner on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart — whose “tonal bloom” will enhance music by J. S. Bach: three flute sonatas, a French Suite, and Preludes from the Well-Tempered Clavier.

"A fizzing, daring display of personality and imagination." (New York Times)

"Baroque band Ruckus...brought continuo playing to not simply a new level, but a revelatory new dimension of dynamism altogether. If you enjoyed the purr of professional engines rounding a familiar track before, buckle in as Ruckus revs up and spirits you off to the Formula One races." (The Boston Musical Intelligencer)

Dessert Reception

The Wright Festival has been postponed to next season.

Il Barocco Series