WEEKEND: Chamber to perform ‘Baroque Offerings’

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Musicians from San Francisco, Los Angeles and beyond will gather for “Baroque Offerings,” another event in the Centrum Chamber Music series at the Wheeler Theater in Fort Worden State Park, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Elizabeth Blumenstock, concert mistress of San Francisco’s Philharmonic Baroque Orchestra, along with soprano Camille King, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Lane and baroque cellist Leif Woodward will offer music of Purcell, Blow, Bieber, Schutz, Bonporti, Scarlatti and Handel.

Joining them will be violinist Susan Feldman and harpsichordist Lucinda Carver, the artistic director of the concert series.

Tickets range from $27 to $32 at www.Centrum.org and 800-746-1982. An hour before the performance, tickets will go on sale at the Wheeler Theater box office, which is just inside Fort Worden at 200 Battery Way.

“With singers, string players and keyboard, there will be lots of variety,” said Centrum program manager Gregg Miller.

Favorite players

“Baroque music is a particular specialty of Lucinda’s, and she’s gathered some of her favorite players from across the country to fly in for this concert,” he said.

“An added bonus is that Lucinda will be playing a harpsichord, which looks as beautiful as it sounds.”

Blumenstock is widely admired for her playing with ensembles such Il Complesso Barocco, Musica Pacifica, the Arcadian Academy and Trio Galanterie. She has appeared with period orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the United States and abroad.

Woodward performs with Southern California groups such as the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony, Angeles Consort and La Barca, and plays in the Carmel Bach Festival and San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, among other events.

King’s career encompasses opera and orchestral work from Rome to San Francisco to Minnesota, while Lane has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera and Opéra Monte Carlo of Monaco, as well as with symphonies from Atlanta to Jerusalem.

Last modified: February 21. 2013 3:57PM
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