Sunday, March 1, 2009

Dinner and Baroque music

Went to Berkeley Friday evening for a delicious dinner at Venus followed by an outstanding concert of mostly Baroque music by Jordi Savall and his ensemble Concert des Nations.

I had never listened to Savall live although I'm a long-time fan of his recordings. The subtlety and spatial balance of the ensemble were well beyond what can captured in a recording. The enthusiastic audience elicited three delightful encores.