Arts & Culture

Early Music as Arts and Crafts: Exploring the Doletsch Heritage

  • Sunday, May 28th, 2023, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tesserae Baroque presents a musical event that explores the link between the Early Music movement and the Arts and Crafts architectural movement, focusing on the pioneering work of Arnold Dolmetsch. Dolmetsch, who was admired by William Morris, was both a performer and instrument restorer and maker, and, as an early champion of 'authentic' performances of early music, one of the first people in Britain to build copies of historic instruments. His life and work is in fact perfectly representative of the aesthetics and ethos of the Arts and Craft movement, as is the Gamble House.

For this very special event, Tesserae musicians - a viol consort, a lute and recorder duo, and a clavichordist - will be placed throughout the Gamble House, inviting the audience to rotate in a manner that allows a full experience of the synergy between music and architecture.

Photos by Scott Chamberlin.

Gamble House

Craftsman Masterpiece. The Gamble House was designed in 1908 by Pasadena architects, Greene & Greene as the winter...

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  • The Gamble House
  • 4 Westmoreland Place
    Pasadena, CA 91103

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