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Ferrara 1590

Tesserae Baroque Ensemble

April 21, 2024

Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Transport yourself to the musical wonders of 16th-century Italy with Tesserae Baroque at the Sierra Madre Playhouse on Sunday at 2 PM.

"Ferrara 1590" will be a captivating journey through the distinct schools of Italian keyboard music, culminating in the emergence of the Baroque style as epitomized by Girolamo Frescobaldi. Complimentary champagne included!


Ian Pritchard

Ian Pritchard


*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Sierra Madre Playhouse, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


Born in the city of Ferrara, Frescobaldi was a pivotal figure in the evolution of keyboard music, weaving together various traditions. This musical program, associated with the Este family's ducal rule in Ferrara, delves into the vibrant keyboard traditions that influenced Frescobaldi's early career.

Ian Pritchard, a master of the harpsichord, will lead the way, guiding you through this exquisite repertoire, including compositions by Merulo, Gabrieli, Ercole Pasquini, Macque, and more. Experience the rich tapestry of keyboard music as it might have sounded in Frescobaldi's youth.

Tickets for this enchanting musical journey are available from $30 to $45, and as a special treat, complimentary champagne will be served to all our esteemed guests. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the historical and captivating sounds of "Ferrara 1590" with Tesserae Baroque. Reserve your seat today for an afternoon of musical delight at the Sierra Madre Playhouse!

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