Late Renaissance and Baroque Music for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord

Friday – February 26, Doors 7:00pm, show 7:30pm Buy tickets

Marie Dalby, viola da gamba
Maria Brodsky, harpsichord

Program features works by Diego Ortiz (c.1510 – c.1570), William Byrd (c.1540 -1623), Marin Marais (1656 -1728), Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755), Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

Russian born harpsichordist Maria Brodsky studied piano and musicology at Moscow State Gnesin College, continuing her studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She became especially interested in early music and historic performance practice and pursued her studies of harpsichord performance at University of Michigan with Edward Parmentier. The lessons with Davitt Moroney were further sources of inspiration. Maria performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician. Some of her recent activities include a lecture/recital presented at the SuperRegional Conferences of the College Music Society (Gettysburg, PA) and a solo recital given at Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture (Moscow, Russia). Currently she lives in San Jose, California and divides her time between performance and teaching.

Marie Dalby recently returned to the west coast after over a decade in New York and Connecticut, where she regularly performed on the viol with numerous ensembles. She was a member of the New York Consort of Viols as well as the baroque ensemble Flying Forms, and has taught at workshops and given concerts around the country. While finishing a master’s degree in medieval history at Yale University, she was on the teaching faculty of the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT, and also founded and directed the Yale Temperament Consort. She is a co-founder of the viol consort quaver, which performs music of all types, from 17th-century pavans to rock songs ( Marie is currently the Vice President of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. By day, she is an editor in the Publications Department of the San Francisco Symphony.

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