The Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, under the direction of Linda Burman-Hall, a current recipient of a Gail Rich Award for her artistic contributions to the community, will start its 40th concert season in February.
Each year the Baroque Festival presents an assortment of five concerts with music and instruments from the time before the American Revolution (and occasionally beyond). The first concert, “Mandolino Barocco” on Feb. 9, features Hideki Yamaya and John Schneiderman. An internationally-acclaimed artist on lute and guitar, Yamaya recently released a CD of music for the mandolino. For this recording and the upcoming concert program he has teamed up with his former mentor, virtuoso lutenist and guitarist John Schneiderman, a highly respected artist in the community of early music.
The concert takes place on Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the UCSC Music Center Recital Hall. Tickets can be purchased through the UCSC Ticket Office (www.santacruztickets.com, 831-459-2159) and the Civic Center Box Office. Ticket prices range between $3-23. For more information please visit www.scbaroque.org.