{March 23, 2014} The Glorious Mysteries

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The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information is very pleased to announce an evening of performance of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber's "The Glorious Mysteries" by Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh on baroque violins and Arthur Omura on harpsichord.


Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
7:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
All seats for both performances have been reserved.
If you would like to be placed on a standby list, please email your
request--including your name & phone number--to events@mjt.org.


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


$15 General Admission
$12 Museum members, students, seniors


Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704), widely considered the finest violinist of his age and one of the most significant composers for violin in the Western canon, composed the 15 Mystery Sonatas (known also as the Rosary Sonatas or the Copper-Plate Engraving Sonatas) in the 1670s.  The sonatas are divided into three cycles:  The Joyful Mysteries, The Sorrowful Mysteries, and The Glorious Mysteries.  Each sonata corresponds to a moment in the Stations of the Cross and features the violin in a unique and sometimes radical tuning that musically reflects the content of the imagery.  For this Tea Room concert, violinist Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh and keyboardist Arthur Omura will perform The Glorious Mysteries, the final cycle of Biber's sonatas.


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This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.