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    Boccherini Meets Zappa

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    When: Tuesday, 6/21/2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)

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    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCBeginning in the 17th century, one of Italy's main exports was musicians. Composers and performers, often in the same person, took up leading positions throughout Europe. Jean-Baptiste Lully in France, Antonio Bertali in Vienna, and Nicola Matteis in London were influential as both string players and composers.

    In the 18th century, two cellists, Luigi Boccherini and Francesco Zappa, toured widely and eventually settled outside their native Italy. Boccherini spent most of his career in Spain, Zappa in the Low Countries. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra musicians Katherine Heater on harpsichord, Anthony Martin on violin and viola, and David Morris on cello perform a selection of their music for a variety of instrument combinations from solo, to duo, to trio.


    • Zappa: Trio in D major for Violoncello, Violin and Bass Allegretto • Adagio • Rondo: Grazioso
    • Boccherini: Sonata in G minor for Keyboard and Violin, Op. 5, No. 5, G. 29 (1768) Allegro molto • Cantabile ma con un poco moto • Presto assai 
    • Boccherini: Duo in C minor for Viola and Cello, G. 18 Moderato • Largo • Minuetto 
    • Zappa: Variations in C major for Keyboard on a March from Gretry's Les deux avares 
    • Zappa: Duo No. 2 in C major for Violin and Cello Allegretto • Largo • Minuetto: Grazioso 
    • Boccherini: Trio in g/Bb for Keyboard, Violin and Cello, Op. 12, No. 6, G. 148 (1781) Presto • Allegro moderato

    About the Artists:

    In addition to their work with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Anthony Martin and Katherine Heater have performed as Bach Se Piace the complete works for violin and harpsichord by J.S. Bach, as well as a wide-ranging selection of works by Bach's sons. Together with David Morris, as Trio Ignacio, they have performed music by Haydn, Mozart and their contemporaries Pleyel and Boccherini.

    Anthony Martin also plays the classical string quartet repertoire with the New Esterházy Quartet and Bach cantatas with Cantata Collective. His student ensemble, the Stanford Baroque Soloists, performs at the end of each academic quarter at Stanford University.

    Katherine Heater regularly teaches early keyboard classes at UC Berkeley; she co-taught the University Baroque Ensemble there in the fall of 2019. She teaches piano at Crowden Music Center, and performs in many ensembles both nationally and internationally.

    David Morris is a member of Quicksilver, the Bertamo Trio and the Galax Quartet. He has performed with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, NYS Baroque, Tragicomedia, Tafelmusik, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Seattle's Pacific Musicworks. He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, New Albion, Dorian, New World, Drag City Records, CBC/ Radio-Canada and New Line Cinema.

    This concert is funded in part by the Adele Saxe and Leo Gabow Funds. Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for the generous support of all of our donors.

    IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION: The concert takes place in the large Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, with good air ventilation and space for social distancing. Participants are required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. Face masks are preferred at all times.


    Tuesday, June 21
    1:00–2:00 PM
    Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F) and Online
    If you have a Community Tuesdays Punch Card, you may use two punches to pay at the door.
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]

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