25 January 2015 | Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St., Tucson, Arizona
The James R. Anthony Memorial Concert
Pallade Musica, 2012 Grand Prize winner of the Early Music America Baroque Competition, will present a program of French music from the Age of Enlightenment. The Montreal-based quartet features dynamic young performers on baroque violin, baroque cello, theorbo, and harpsichord.
The French concept “clair obscur”—“chiaroscuro” in Italian—means “light-dark.” In the visual arts, it is the effect of modulating light with shadow to create depth. Pallade Musica brings this concept to the art of music with a program featuring leading lights of the French Baroque: Rameau, Couperin, and Boismortier. In their music, intimacy and virtuosity contrast to create an interplay of shadow and brilliance.
“The four musicians brought energy and vigor to their music, playing with technical surety, complete ease in Baroque style, as well as superb musicianship and just enough showmanship.”
– Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 2013