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Getty Presents Concerts by the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra and Voxfire

August 31, 2000

Los Angeles--This fall, the Gordon Getty Concert Series, which places Museum exhibitions in richer historical context, features the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra on Sunday, September 24, and the vocal and instrumental group Voxfire on Sunday, October 29. Through concerts of baroque and medieval music, these distinguished musicians enliven the Getty exhibitions Peter Paul Rubens and the Art of Drawing in Flanders and The Queen of the Angels. Concerts take place at 3 p.m. in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, 1200 Getty Center Drive. Concert tickets are $20 and are available through Tickets L.A.: 323-655-TKTS.

Sunday, September 24, 3 p.m.--The Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, led by conductor Gregory Maldonado, presents The Baroque Imagination: The Sounds of Rubens' Times. Featuring music from the era of Rubens, the concert reflects the travels and cultural experiences that influenced this great master's artistic vision. Bringing together the contrasting styles of 17th-century Flemish/German and Italian music from all stages of Rubens' life, the program will include works by Monteverdi, Schütz, Frescobaldi, Praetorius, and their contemporaries. This performance complements the exhibition Peter Paul Rubens and the Art of Drawing in Flanders, which features a newly acquired Rubens drawing, other works spanning his legendary career, and drawings by his contemporaries. It is on view at the Getty Museum though October 22, 2000.

Sunday, October 29, 3 p.m.--The acclaimed trio Voxfire presents A Medieval Homage to the Virgin. This concert of rare vocal and instrumental music from 12th- through 15th-century Europe offers works written to honor the Virgin Mary. The evening includes the soaring chants of Hildegard of Bingen and haunting three-part a cappella pieces from 13th-century Spain, England, and France. Voxfire is a renowned ensemble with Samela Aird Beasom, soprano; Christen Herman, mezzo-soprano; and Susan Judy, soprano. In addition, the performance includes dances and accompaniments performed by medieval specialists. This concert complements the illuminated manuscripts exhibition The Queen of the Angels, which focuses on the Virgin Mary as portrayed in medieval and Renaissance art and is on view at the Getty Museum through November 5, 2000.

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