Concerts are free with museum admission and performed in the beautiful Hibben Gallery.
Chorus Breviarii, John Polhamus, director, performs Gregorian chant.
"Chorus Breviarii presents a concert of Gregorian Chant propers from the mass and office of St. Didicus of Alcala, patron saint and namesake of the City of San Diego, coinciding with the saint's feast day on 13 November. The concert will take place in SDMA's Room 16, near the newly acquired Pedro de Mena Statue of St. Didacus. Chorus Breviarii San Diego, under the musical direction of John Polhamus, was organized in 2001 and is San Diego's premier liturgical chant ensemble."
Sacra/Profana, Krishan Oberoi, director
Fred Benedetti will perform a concert of music from the Renaissance through the early Classical period.
He will perform on a Baritone guitar and a standard classical guitar. Selections will include works by John Dowland, Domenico Scarlatti, the famous "Chaconne" by J.S. Bach (Fred performed this for Andres Segovia in 1986) and works by Mauro Giuliani and Fernando Sor.
The early Baroque of northern Italy was at the cutting edge of Western music. Fuller harmonies and concerted music were being heard in the artistic centers of Rome, Florence and Venice, and also in the convents of Lombardy, which boasted some of the most impressive music of the day. The vocal ensemble Pacific Camerata will present a sampling of works from this vibrant time, with music by Monteverdi, Margartia Cozzolani, and others.