A Harpsichord Soundscape: Froberger, Bach, Couperin, and more

A delightful solo harpsichord concert of toccatas, including Bach’s dramatic Toccata in d minor BWV 913, and a lovely Louis Couperin suite. Special guest appearance by local favorite, violinist Anthony Martin. Caroline will also share a musical secret—her personal discovery of the origin of the theme of her chosen Bach toccata.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018; 1:00 PM
2320 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Price: FREE


Caroline Jou Armitage is dedicated to performing with the highest standard of musicianship and the most sensitive expressivity in an effort to delight and move the listener. More widely known as a soprano soloist, her interpretations have been described as “absolutely beautiful” and a recent performance of Bach’s Cantata No. 21 “Ich hatte viel bekümmernis” with the California Bach Society was delivered with “pitch-perfect clarity and affecting intensity” (San Francisco Classical Voice). A graduate of U.C. Berkeley in economics and a former choral conductor, accompanist, violinist, and teacher, Caroline has found her future in voice and in harpsichord performance. She is currently a student of Karen Clark for voice and Tamara Loring for harpsichord.

Also, as part of the Fringe this year, Caroline will reappear at Trinity Chapel on Friday, June 8, at 2:00 pm, to sing in a concert of Handel opera arias and duets with the luminous Karen Clark, contralto. Some of our finest local period instrumentalists will complete the ensemble: Anthony Martin, violin, Rachel Hurwitz, violin, Marieke Furnee, viola, Farley Pearce, baroque cello, and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord.