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If It Ain't Baroque 

Thursday, Apr 18 2013
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There's a reason that Trio Sonnerie is widely considered the cream of the baroque music crop: The group is good. Really, really good. And there's another reason: Monica Huggett. The famed violinist, who's been held in worldwide esteem since her days as leader of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra back in the early '80s, is known as the "Great Lady of the Baroque" not only for her playing, which has been praised as "ravishing," "eloquent" and "delicious," but for her profound knowledge of early music. Huggett is currently director of the graduate program in historical performance at Juilliard, and you can bet her master classes, there and around the world, are sold out. In 1982, Huggett formed Trio Sonnerie with harpsichordist James Johnson and viola da gambist/violist/violinist Emilia Benjamin; 30 years later they're still creating what the Times of London unabashedly calls "musical bliss." This weekend, courtesy of Chamber Music in Historic Sites, the Trio will perform works by J.S. Bach and the ever-enchanting Marin Marais, in the appropriately elegant opulence of the Doheny Mansion's Pompeian Room. Mount St. Mary's College, 8 Chester Place, Adams District; Sun., April 21, 4 p.m.; $55 & $75 (includes a pre-concert talk at 3:40 p.m. and a post-concert champagne reception). (213) 477-2929, dacamera.org
Sun., April 21, 4 p.m., 2013
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