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The Mother Lode Friends of Music opens its chamber music season with a free concert of Baroque music at the Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek. International concert violinist Corina Stoian joins six other area musicians: Sandra Betti on flute, Hank King on recorder, Jane Buzzard on oboe, Gail Buzzard on bassoon, Alice Williams on cello and Ron Brickman on harpsichord. Stoian opens the program with the dazzling Sonata in D major “The Tambourine” for violin and harpsichord of Jean-Marie Leclair. Hank King performs the brilliant Recorder Sonata in A minor of Handel, with cello and harpsichord. Jane and Gail Buzzard and Sandra Betti join harpsichordist Ron Brickman in the Trio Sonata in D minor of J. S. Bach.  
In the second half, Betti and King play one of the rare Baroque works featuring both the transversal flute and recorder, Quantz’s Trio Sonata in C major, with Gail Buzzard and Brickman on continuo. The vivacious Chamber Concerto in G minor of Vivaldi, for recorder, oboe, violin, bassoon, cello and harpsichord follows. The program takes a step toward the classical era with the lovely Quintet in D major for flute, oboe, violin, cello and harpsichord of Johann Christian Bach. Concluding the program is a contemporary work by the Japanese-American composer Asaki Hirabayashi, “Street Music,” an electrifying tour-de-force for violin and harpsichord.