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2015 Concerts

Passamezzo Moderno
Jonathan Davis, harpsichord, David Granger, dulcian, Alicia Yang, violin, Ondine Post, violin, Bruce Chrisp, sackbut

Sunday, March 8
4:30-5:30 PM
California Jazz Conservatory)
2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Venice 1629
Tickets: $15
Co-sponsored by SFEMS and CJC

1629 Venice
Early 17th century music is perfect for showing improvisation in the Baroque, and the musical innovations of 1629 Venice were a giant leap forward in Baroque instrumental music. Passamezzo Moderno will feature works by Dario Castello, Biagio Marini, and Guiseppe Scarani, all published or written in Venice in 1629, as well works by 17th century Italian women composers, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre and Isabella Leonarda, in honor of International Women's Day 2015.

California Jazz Conservatory
The California Jazz Conservatory is located on Addison between Shattuck and Milvia in downtown Berkeley. It is one block from the downtown Berkeley BART station, and parking is available at the Addison Street parking garage. Street parking is free on Sundays and also relatively easy in the afternoon. The school's café is open prior to and during the concert, allowing audience members to enjoy a glass of wine, coffee, or a light snack.

All tickets are $15; reservations are highly recommended as the venue is small and intimate. Reservations and more information are available at the websites above or at

Listen to Us

We have chosen a few of our concert recordings for you to listen to. Please click on the links below to download mp3 files. Enjoy!


Sonata a 3

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Sinfonia a 3

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Sonata a 3 "Il Corisino"

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