ONLINE AND PHONE SALES ARE NOW CLOSED The Mission San Miguel concert is SOLD-OUT. A limited number of seats will be available at the door in San Luis Obispo on Saturday evening, beginning at 7pm, and in Santa Barbara on Sunday, beginning at 2pm. We hope to see you there!
california missions tour 2013
JANUARY 12-13, 2013
Join us for three amazing concerts at three beautiful Central Coast Missions featuring Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons and composer Craig Russell’s beautiful re-creation of early mission music: Ecos armónicos both featuring exciting young violinist Shunske Sato. Don’t miss these intimate chamber music performances in these historic locations.
Click the link below to learn more about the music in an interview with Craig Russell, Michael Nowak and Shunske Sato aired on the California Report on Friday evening.
CLICK HERE to read Program Notes by the composer and by Dr. Alyson McLamore.
About Shunske Sato: Born in Tokyo in 1984, Shunske Sato actively concertizes on both modern and baroque violin, and is regarded as one of the most promising and versatile musicians of his generation. Shunske began the violin at the age of two. Immigrating to America with his parents two years later, he studied with Chin Kim before coming under the tutelage of Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School of New York. Read more...
The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Composed in 1723, The Four Seasons is Vivaldi's best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces of Baroque music. Read more...
Ecos armónicos,written by Dr. Craig Russell, is a thoroughly “modern” composition that explores the sounds from California’s past, drawing upon snippets of tunes that resonated in the various mission communities and presidio fortresses in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In a sense, they are “echoes” of influences brought from Spain by the Franciscan friars that were then repeated as the Native communities learned them—and in some ways transformed them—adding their own levels of “harmony.” (Taken from program notes by composer Dr. Craig Russell)
Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 1 No. 5 by Pietro AntonioLocatelli.Concerto Grosso No. 5 is a “concerto da chiesa” (concerto in the church style), meaning that it alternates slow and fast movements. Moreover, the fast movements feature fugal passages, in which the orchestra members echo each other in rapid imitation. Read more...
The California Missions Tour has been generously underwritten by
Founded in 1797, Mission San Miguel is one of California's historical and cultural treasures. The beautiful old mission building, whose foundations were laid nearly 200 years ago, is a precious part of our spiritual heritage, with a story that is integral to California's history. Read more...
The Mission San Miguel concert is now sold-out.
The San Miguel concert is sponsored by India D'Avignon & Ignatios Vakalis
Founded in 1772, Mission San Luis Obispo is the fifth California mission founded by Father Junipero Serra. Named after Saint Louis, Bishop of Toulouse, France.
Present building built 1793-1794. Front portico added: 1794, torn down in 1877, restored in 1933. Read more...
Tickets: $15 / $25 / $35 Phone and online ticket sales are now closed. A limited number of seats will be available at the door beginning at 7pm on Saturday night.
The San Luis Obispo concert is sponsored by Don & Elaine Coats