Barefoot Chamber Concerts

The Marais-a-thon

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Thursday, June 5
2300 Bancroft Way

Tickets available at the door. Prices: $20 all-day pass

Marin Marais

Marin Marais

In response to popular demand, Barefoot Chamber Concerts presents the Second Occasional Marais-a-thon!   This marks the return of the six-hour celebration of the viol player’s viol player, Marin Marais.  Expert performers from the Bay Area and far, far beyond will take turns playing their favorite pieces by the great French Baroque master. In 1679 the young phenomenon Marais was appointed “Ordinaire de la Musique de Chambre du Roy pour la Viole” a position he held until retiring in 1725.  In between, he published 5 amazing books of music for the viol containing over 550 pieces for one or two viols with continuo, and several collections of other chamber music including trio sonatas.  He also wrote four operas. The Bay Area is home to a legendary number of fine viol players, and during the festival players from afar augment the number of participants.  Marais has always been the viol players’  most revered composer, and you will hear why. The event is a benefit for the Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter, which supports the Bay Area’s vibrant viol community with scholarships for emerging players, an instrument rental program, workshops and playing events, welcoming all who love the viol. The music (and fun) begins at 11 am, and the all-day pass is good until 5 pm.

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About the Artists

Many local and visiting viol players, including: Amy Brodo, Peter Hallifax, Julie Jeffrey, Josh Lee, David Morris, Farley Pearce, Phillip Serna, Colin Shipman, Lynn Tetenbaum, Heather Vorwerck, Agave Baroque, and more!

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