Anacortes Arts Foundation

Fire and Ice: Hot Music from Cold Climates

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7 PM
Croatian Cultural Center, 801 5th Street, Anacortes

Agave Baroque2

Agave Baroque. Rich, dark timbres, experimental techniques and extremes of drama and virtuosity -- it could be heavy metal ... or it could be a violin sonata by Johann Paul von Westhoff, the wild 17th-century German violinist and composer. While Italy was busy acquiring its status as the center of the musical world, composers and performers in northern Germany, Scandinavia, England and Holland were busy developing their own unique sound, blending Italian influences with a distinctly northern sensibility and style. San Francisco‚Äôs "free-spirited" early-music powerhouse Agave Baroque offers up this program of fiery, bold, and inventive works by Westhoff, as well as Buxtehude, Locke, Sidon, Peterson and Roman.