A program of Western music written in and for Chinese courts, as well as Chinese music transcribed by European visitors of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Selections from Messe des Jésuites à Pékin
Charles d’Ambleville (d. 1637)
Two Original Chinese Songs (c. 1796)
Chinese Canzonetta or Moo-Lee-Chua (Jasmine Flower)
The Peyho Boatmen, or Higho Highau
Karl Kambra (fl. late 18th century)
The Incantation of the Monk Pu’an 普庵咒
“A Chinese Air”, as published in the Gentleman’s Magazine (January 1757)
“’Loum Kiqua” (fl. 1750-1760)
Joseph-Marie Amiot 錢德明 (1718–1793), ed. Picard/Liu/Tam: Divertissement Chinois (1779)
MUSA is a chamber ensemble dedicated to historically informed performances of Baroque and Classical repertoire, as well as new music for period instruments.
From trio sonatas to orchestral works, MUSA has presented programs on numerous concert series across the Bay Area.
The 2017-18 season includes programs at SF Music Day, Santa Cruz Chamber Players, Wednesday Noon Concerts at Throckmorton Theatre, Sunset Music and Arts, Foothill Community Concert Series, Third Sunday Concerts at St. Alban’s, Noontime Concerts at Old St. Mary’s, Presidio Sessions, Candlelight Concerts at St. Mary the Virgin, Marin Baroque Presents, and Resonance @ First Church Berkeley.
MUSA is a fiscal affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.