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      Hark! Hark! The Lark! in San Francisco

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      July 26, 2020

      Sunday   4:00 PM

      50 Oak Street
      San Francisco, California 94102

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      Hark! Hark! The Lark!

      William Williams: Sonata “In Imitation of Birds”
      Robert Johnson: Hark! Hark! The Lark! 
      Anonymous: This Merry Pleasant Spring 
      Robert Johnson: Have you seen the bright lily grow? 
      Heinrich Biber: Sonata Violino Solo Representativa 
      George Frideric Handel: Organ Concerto in F “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale” 
      Maurice Green: Overtures in 7 Parts 
      Thomas Arne: When Daisies Pied 
      Henry Purcell: Fairest Isle 
      George Frideric Handel: Endless pleasure, endless love 
      Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverture Burlesque 

      Shawnette Sulker, soprano • Tomà Iliev, violin • Corey Jamason, organ
      American Bach Soloists • Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

      English Renaissance poets including William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson beautifully expressed the way nature can uplift our spirits and open our hearts. Shakespeare used images of birds, especially larks, to represent sweetness and freshness. Songs like "Hark! Hark! The Lark!" and "Have you seen the bright lily grow?" are entreaties to love.

      Performed alongside Handel's "The Cuckoo & The Nightingale" concerto and Wiliams' sonata "In Imitation of Birds" you'll experience an homage to our happy avian friends. Biber's solo violin sonata represents the sounds of several animals including a frog, a cock and hen, a nightingale and cuckoo, a quail, and a hilarious depiction of a cat taunted by so many prey.

      Telemann's rambunctious yet sentimental portrait of Commedia dell'arte characters rounds out our joyful opening concert of the 2020 Festival.



      Buy at least one ticket to each of the following five ABS Festival productions and receive 15% off each complete set.

      Hark! Hark! The Lark! (July 26)
      Biber's Salzburg Mass (July 31)
      Bach's Virtuosi (August 1)
      Bach's Mass in B Minor (August 2 or 9)
      Baroque Opera (August 6 or 7)

      Discount will be applied automatically at end of checkout.

      Cost: $125.00  

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