The Cherry Trio — Elizabeth Gaver (baroque violin), Penny Hanna (viola da gamba) and Michael Peterson (harpsichord) — return to The Cherry for their annual New Year’s performance on Monday, January 1st, at 3:00pm. Tickets are $30, available on eventbrite.com or by calling (831) 624-7491.
The trio, with David Wilson (baroque violin) and Francis Toldi (dulcian), will perform Italian and English music from the seventeenth century – sonatas by Dario Castello, Giovani Batista Fontana and Antonio Bertali, a canzona by Girolamo Frescobaldi, harpsichord solos, and descriptive pieces for viola da gamba by Tobias Hume.
The dulcian is a double reed woodwind instrument from the Renaissance and predecessor of the modern bassoon. It is a versatile instrument – played quietly, it has a sweet, vocal sound suitable for chamber music, but it can play loudly and join the consort of outside instruments. The concert program includes three trio sonatas with melodic parts for two violins and dulcian.
Please join us after the concert for a reception.