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Agave Baroque – September 6, 2013

Johann Christoph Bach Intonation in D minorDietrich Buxtehude Trio, Op. 2, No. 3 in G minor, BuxWV 261J. S. Bach Sonata in G major for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1029; Sonata No. 4 in C minor for violin and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1017; excerpts from Suite for Lute in G minor, BWV 996; and Sonata in E minor for violin and continuo, BWV 1023Jean-Fery Rebel Sonata in G minor for violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichordHeinrich Biber Sonata in E for violin and continuo, C. 108Agave Baroque is a dynamic, young, Bay Area ensemble specializing in the varied and virtuosic string chamber music of the 17th century. Early Music America said about their recent appearance on the main stage at the 2012 Berkeley Early Music Festival, “Rapturous music and impressive playing.” Finalists in both the 2011 EMA/NAXOS and 2012 EMA Baroque Performance Competitions and recent recipient of a grant from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, Agave Baroque’s innovative programming and engaging, lively performances have captivated audiences from New York to Arizona just in the past year. For the first time since their inception, Agave Baroque will perform a program centered around sonatas by the great Johann Sebastian Bach, paired with 17th century sonatas from around Europe in similar compositional vein. Works by J. S. Bach, Johann Christoph Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Jean-Fery Rebel, and Heinrich Biber.