The Musica Angelica orchestra will pay tribute to its founders, Michael Eagan and Mark Chatfield, with the “In Memory of the Masters” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica.
The concert will be directed by premier lutenist and guitarist John Schneiderman.
Schneiderman said that considering the profound impact Eagan and Chatfield had on early music performance not only in Los Angeles but around the world, he would have loved to see a bigger tribute.
“A truly complete tribute would be a two week festival with dozens of musicians,” said Schneiderman.
When planning “In Memory of the Masters,” Schneiderman programmed works performed by Eagan or with him in consort. These include Renaissance lute duets, baroque lute duets and 19th century guitar duets.
The concert will feature a number of songs for lute and voice performed by guest artist tenor Daniel Plaster, who frequently collaborated with both Chatfield and Eagan.
Musicians joining Schneiderman, Hideki Yamaya and Plaster include violinists Janet Strauss and Sue Feldman and cellist William Skeen. Musica Angelica’s principal bass, Denise Briese, will appear as well, playing Chatfield’s composition, “Suite for Gamba Alone,” written in 1997.
Chatfield, a baroque cellist, gambist, composer and countertenor, died in 1998 of lymphoma. Eagan died from a heart attack six years later.
“When Musica Angelica was founded in 1993, Michael and Mark wanted to create a high quality, professional and authentic baroque ensemble for Los Angeles,” says managing director Laura Spino. “I know they will be with us in spirit at these November performances.”
Tickets for “In Memory of the Masters” are $49, with seniors receiving a 10 percent discount and students are $15 with identification.
Information, www.musicaangelica.org, or (310) 458-4504.