Music In Los Altos (Oct. 22)

Concert Series: Music in Los Altos

Music In Los Altos will put on three concerts in this 2017-2018 season, two by your favorite early music group The Albany Consort, and one by a new San Francisco based orchestra of fine young musicians, One Found Sound. These concerts welcome the community, and we encourage everyone to come enjoy the lively cultural music with your friends, family and neighbors.  Scroll down for a description of the first concert.  Tickets are available through the church office beginning September 17th with prices and contact information below…

        Sunday, October 22 – 3:00 p.m.
        Music from the Reformation, The Albany Consort
        transitional music from the Reformation and Renaissance
including Ein Feste Burg (Martin Luther’s most famous chorale melody

        Saturday, January 28 – 3:00 p.m.
        One Found Sound, young adult ensemble from San Francisco
        classical music by skilled musicians

        Saturday, April 7 – 7:00 p.m.
        Celebrating Bach, The Albany Consort
        in honor of Bach’s birthday, coinciding with the Berkley festival

Concert and season tickets are available through the church office beginning September 17th (650-948-3012, office@losaltoslutheran.org) or soon from the Albany Consort website www.albanyconsort.org)

** Join us in worship on October 22 at 10:00 a.m., and on Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m. to preview The Albany Consort!

FIRST CONCERT:

A large Albany Consort opens the season, celebrating 500 years since Martin Luther took the world by storm with his daring 1517 proclamation debunking indulgences, among other things. Luther was a good musician too, creating works that also attracted the notice of later composers. Our concert centers around Ein Feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress) and incudes the original by Luther and versions by Bach and Telemann. We complete the program with instrumental numbers including one of Bach’s excellent harpsichord concertos.

   What:     Luther, Bach, Telemann: Delving into the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, with Ein Feste Burg and instrumentals

     Who:     The Albany Consort: harpsichord, strings, soloists, chorus

Where:     Music In Los Altos at Los Altos Lutheran Church,
460 S. El Monte Ave. (in the fellowship hall)

  When:     Sunday, October 22nd at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets:    $30 general, $50 family, $20 church members

Details:    www.MusicInLosAltos.com, (650)948-3012, consort@albanyconsort.com

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pic-2ABOUT THE ALBANY CONSORT:

Jonathan Salzedo writes about The Albany Consort…

Albany Consort concerts are different. You don’t have to stay glued to your seat, you can eat food during the show, and you can hang out and chat with friends if you go into overload. I hate concerts where I can’t move around, that’s why we do it this way. For this show, we’ll have a top notch instrumental group, four great soloists and a small expert community chorus. Whether you are a music expert or just an open-minded listener, there is something here for you – we never disappoint our audiences.

I formed the Albany Consort in 1974, just after I finished college. It seemed like a good way to get started in the business, making sure that I’d get to do all my favorite pieces. 43 years later, I am amazed that we are still going, and thrilled that so many other musicians are happy to be part of it. We’ve done some 500 productions, big and small, with around 500 other musicians joining us.  It is the place where we like to try out ideas and not get stuck with a fixed result!