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Sierra Madre Playhouse Presents: Music @The Playhouse: Tesserae Baroque Ensemble - “Ferrara 1590”

April 1, 2024 | By Libby Huebner
Sierra Madre Playhouse

Tesserae Baroque Ensemble returns to Sierra Madre Playhouse with “Ferrara 1590,” on Sunday, April 21, 2024, 2 pm. The period-instrument group brings to life the musical wonders of 16th-century Italy and the distinct schools of Italian keyboard music that culminated in the emergence of the Baroque style as epitomized by Girolamo Frescobaldi, a native of Ferrara, Italy, and a pivotal figure in the evolution of keyboard music. Ian Pritchard, a master of the harpsichord, delves into the vibrant keyboard traditions that influenced Frescobaldi's early career.


Sierra Madre Playhouse Presents
Music @ The Playhouse: Tesserae Baroque Ensemble - “Ferrara 1590”


Sunday, April 21, 2024, 2:00 pm


Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 West Sierra Madre Boulevard
Sierra Madre, CA 91024




(626) 355-4318


Sierra Madre Playhouse, a vibrant Southern California cultural hub with a rich history spanning nearly a century, energizes audiences and the community with distinctive theatrical productions and captivating live performances. Hailed as a “jewel” (Pasadena Weekly) and “a landmark theater” (ABC7 Los Angeles), it has garnered tremendous accolades for its varied repertoire and thought-provoking education and outreach programs curated with social impact in mind. The Los Angeles Times proclaims, “This is theater from the heart.” As one of San Gabriel Valley’s only performing arts center presenting a broad spectrum of performance genres, including theater, music, dance, film, comedy, and family-friendly productions featuring eminent local and national professional artists, the treasured artistic beacon draws audiences from across the Southland. The intimate 99-seat Sierra Madre Playhouse offers an up-close and personal connection to performances that resonate deeply, earning multiple Ovation Awards, NAACP Awards, and LA Times Critics' Choice honors. It is nestled into a historic building on the inviting Main Street of Sierra Madre, a charming village in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Retaining its distinctive movie theater façade and instantly recognizable marquee, the structure has undergone numerous transformations since opening in 1910, from furniture emporium to silent movie theatre to the artistic institution that now stands as a vibrant embodiment of the region’s rich cultural legacy. The Sierra Madre Playhouse fosters creativity that aspires to bridge divides and spark dialogue, all while celebrating the rich tapestry of the American experience and the enduring pursuit of shared understanding.



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