Leaving Parnassus
Late French works for viol, theorbo, and guitar

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 3:00 pm
St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church
4440 N. Campbell Ave. (at River Road)

The James R. Anthony Memorial Concert


Marais – Suite en ré mineur
Lully, arr. Visée – Logistille
Marais – Les Voix Humaines
Lully, arr. Visée – Chaconne des Arlequins
d'Hervelois – Suite en la mineur
Forqueray – Chaconne, La Buisson
Boismortier – Suite en ré mineur
Visée – Prelude, Tombeau de M. Francisque Corbett
Corrette – Sonata en ré mineur
Gaultier – La Cascade
Marais – Chaconne en fa majeur

The trio Ostraka presents an unusual combination of bowed and plucked strings through the talents of Josh Lee (viols), John Lenti (lute and theorbo), and David Walker (lute and guitar). Their varied program will feature works by Antoine Forqueray and Louis de Caix d'Hervelois, the last great viol virtuosi of the French Baroque. In 2010 Ostraka released a recording, Division, that traced "development of improvisation, diminution and ornamentation through some of the greatest and most-loved works for bass viol and lutes," and their performances have been attracting enthusiastic reviews.

“This is one solid ensemble that play even the most exasperatingly difficult music with total elegance and care.”
San Francisco Fine Arts Examiner