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Corona del Mar Baroque Music Festival Hosts Winter Musical and Fundraiser March 6

Baroque Music Festival artistic director and violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock / photo by Gary Payne

The Baroque Music Festival of Corona del Mar organizes its 42n/a Annual festival scheduled for June, but why wait for summer when you can now celebrate Baroque music.

The Festival’s 2022 Winter Musicale will take place on Sunday, March 6 at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. This concert and fundraiser is the band’s main fundraising event and includes a chamber recital followed by a fundraising dinner.

Ticket sales are only expected to cover 30% of concert expenses this reopening year, so your contribution is more important than ever.

Anyone who contributed $125 or more per person after August 1, 2021 is invited to attend the Winter Musicale event as a thank you for supporting the 2022 Summer Live Season.

If you wish to participate and you are not already registered on the Baroque Music Festival mailing list, or if you are on the mailing list and you have not yet received an invitation by mail or e-mail -mail, you can print the RSVP form and view current subscription opportunities at http: //bmf-cdm.org/hiver-musicale/.

Donations and RSVPs can be sent digitally or by mail (please include a copy of the RSVP form available at https://bmf-cdm.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/RSVP-form-Winter- Musicale -6-mars-2022.pdf) to arrive before February 25th. For any questions, please contact the Baroque Music Festival at https://bmf-cdm.org/contact-us/.

The health and safety of supporters, artists, volunteers and staff is a priority. Current requirements to attend in-person events are proof of full and booster vaccinations (administered at least two weeks before March 6) and a KN95 mask for all attendees and attendees throughout the event, except when they eat and drink at dinner. A take-out dinner after the concert will also be offered. KN95 masks will be provided. There may be further updates to this protocol before the Winter Musicale.

St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church is located at 2200 San Joaquin Hills Road (at MacArthur Blvd.) in Newport Beach.


5 p.m. at the Sanctuary

Featured Program: “Channel Surfing!”

The Sanctuary seats 300 people and the estimated audience size is 60-80 with social distancing between groups of masked spectators. All other rows will be blocked. KN95 masks or equivalent will be provided upon arrival. Concert seats are not assigned in advance, but a note will be taken of guests’ locations for contact tracing purposes. St. Mark’s has upgraded its filters and its air filtration system is regularly serviced.

The concert features Elizabeth Blumenstock (violin), Janet Strauss (violin), Aaron Westman (violin, viola), Leif Woodward (cello, viola da gamba), Stephen Stubbs (baroque guitar), Ian Pritchard (harpsichord).

They will perform a rich and varied program of chamber music on both sides of the Channel:

Purcell, Henry (1659-1695): Suite of Abdelazar, Z.570

Matteis, Nicola (1650-1714): Aria Amorosa and Ground from Suite in E minor, Book 4

Jacquet de La Guerre, Elisabeth (1665-1729): Trio Sonata No. 3 in D major

Couperin, Louis (1626-1661): Pavane in F# minor for solo harpsichord

Rebel, Jean-Féry (1666-1747): Suite The characters of the dance

Matteis: Suite for solo baroque guitar

Purcell: Three parts on a ground, Z.731

6 p.m. in the village hall

Dinner by Suzanne’s Catering & Fundraising Opportunities

Seating will be on large round banquet tables pre-assigned for 6-8 people.

Food serving tables are located outside and patio doors will remain open to maximize air circulation, so please dress accordingly.

For more information on the Baroque Music Festival, visit https://bmf-cdm.org.