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The Albany Consort was founded in 1974 by harpsichordist Jonathan Salzedo and his wife Marion Rubinstein (recorder, harpsichord and organ). Salzedo says, “We are firmly rooted in the 17th and 18th centuries, but excursions into music written quite recently have been a lot of fun and provide an equally valuable challenge.”
Tuesday November 7th, 12:30PM
Friday November 10th, 7:30PM
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A concert celebrating the birth of Julie Elizabeth Jeannin. The Albany Consort is a family-and-friends adventure, centered around founders Jonathan Salzedo and Marion Rubinstein and their daughter Laura Jeannin, who gave birth to Julie last year.
SUITE FOR JULIE ELISABET (2022)
ORGAN CONCERTO NO. 6
SONATA A TRE VIOL DA GAMBA
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO. 3
The Albany Consort is mostly an early music group, and after Julie’s birth it seemed that the celebration should include a new piece, combining elements of the present and the past, and written by someone who knows very well how to integrate many worlds. Jonathan’s long-time friend and collaborator, Berkeley composer Sheli Nan, was thrilled to accept the challenge, and her Suite for Julie Elisabet is the central work on the program.
"Many of the players were picked because of family connections, and Sheli made use of this knowledge, Thus the score is for a string chamber orchestra, with solo harpsichord, recorder and violin parts for Jonathan, Marion and Laura, a second recorder part for one of Marion’s mentors, Stanford Professor Herb Myers, string parts for some of Laura’s mentors and some of Laura’s contemporaries who also have recent offspring. So themes of sleep and play figure strongly in Sheli’s composition. Other aspects of the piece include a rich bass section with viola da gamba and violone in additional to cellos.