Charpentier in Rome

Event has passed (Sat Jan 20, 2018 - Sat Jan 20, 2018)
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
8 pm
$10 - $30


Marin Baroque Presents:

Agave Baroque, featuring soprano Jennifer Paulino:
Charpentier in Rome
Saturday, January 20, @8 pm
First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo
72 Kensington Rd, 94960
$30 general/$25 seniors/$10 SFEMS members, students

In the 17th century, musicians from all over Europe flocked to Italy to learn the secrets of the Italian style. Marc-Antoine Charpentier, the brilliant French composer, traveled to Rome, where he studied with the progenitor of oratorio, Giacomo Carissimi. Italians such as Giovanni Battista Lulli (Jean-Baptiste Lully) brought the new style to the French court. Agave Baroque offers works from the French circle, including motets and lamentations by both Carissimi and Charpentier; a motet by Antonia Bembo (an Italian in France); a trio sonata by the remarkable Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre; a flashy aria by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault; and Francois Couperin's famous 'Apothéose de Corelli', a delightful fantasy in which the two giants, Lully and Arcangelo Corelli, meet in the fictional 'Parnasse' to create a new perfection in music'. Join Agave featuring the "bright gleam and supple phrasing" of soprano soloist Jennifer Paulino.

Complimentary wine reception follows the concert.


  1. First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA