When: Sat., March 19, 8 p.m. 2011
In an area rich with early music ensembles, the excellent Baroque ensemble Magnificat continues to stand out. This week, they reunite with the actors of the Dell'Arte Company to present Orazio Vecchi's satirical madrigal comedy, L'Amfiparnaso ("The Twin Peaks of Parnassus"). The performers, brightly costumed and over-stylized in the commedia dell'arte tradition, satirize human foibles in this tale of love and youthful rebellion. At St. Mark's Episcopal Church (2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley) on Saturday, March 19 at 8 pm. $35, $28 seniors, $12 students. 800-595-4849 or MagnificatBaroque.org.
Jason Victor Serinus