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{February 5th, 2011}
An Evening of French Baroque and Folk Music

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information is very pleased to announce an evening of French Baroque and folk music played on unusual and seldom heard instruments of the Baroque period by Curtis Berak, Bruce Teter, and Jason Yoshida.

Saturday, February 5th, 2011
7:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
There are no more seats available for either performance.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

$15 General Donation / $12 Museum members, students, seniors

Curtis Berak (vielle à roue) performs, restores, and collects ancient hurdy gurdies (vielles à roue) and has a large collection of these and other keyboard instruments. Mr. Berak is also a maker and restorer of harpsichords and early pianos.

Bruce Teter (musette) specializes in early music. He is self-taught on several bagpipes and other instruments such as rauschpeipfe, pennywhistle, crumhorn, and harmonic singing. In addition to directing Baroque and Renaissance ensembles and hosting an early music radio show, Dr. Teter is an associate professor of medicine at UCLA.

Jason Yoshida (lute and Baroque guitar) specializes in solo and continuo performance on historical plucked instruments. Mr. Yoshida is a founder of the period music ensemble Aquila, and is on the faculty of the music department of Pomona College.

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