2021–2022 Season

FIRST FRIDAYS, December 2021 to March 2022
And Friday, March 25, 2022

All concerts at 7 pm


72567 Hwy 111, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260

New this season, 2021–2022, Desert Baroque celebrates the return to a series of in-person live concerts in a permanent home, The Artists Center at the Galen in Palm Desert.


Each concert features the harpsichord and companion

instruments of the period.

December 3, 2021: Louis, Louis! Meet us in Versailles
Music for viola da gamba by Marin Maris, St. Colombe, and d’Anglebert Marylin Winkle, viola da gamba | Margaret Irwin-Brandon, harpsichord

January 7, 2022: Johann Sebastian Bach and his Illustrious Sons
Ken Aiso, baroque violin | Sonia Lee, harpsichord

February 4, 2022: A Golden Trio: Telemann, Bach, Handel
Music for baroque winds

Stephen Hammer, baroque oboe and recorder | Kenneth Munday, baroque bassoon | Margaret Irwin-Brandon, harpsichord

March 4, 2022: Italy and England: Renaissance Origins
Music on two Italian keyboard instruments, a rare original 16th century virginal and a harpsichord in the 17th century style from the collection of Charles Metz, harpsichord.

AND... March 25, 2022: CELEBRITY CONCERT
Capturing the Clavisimbalum with Swiss harpsichordist, Corina Marti
Following treatises, paintings and music, this program includes pieces from the late 13th century Spain and France, the famous Codex Faenza and the Buxheimer Orgelbuch, Eastern European sources and a touch of
English music too

The audience is requested to provide ID, proof of vaccination, and to be masked, until further notice.

Margaret Irwin-Brandon
Margaret Irwin-Brandon

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Marylin Winkle
Marylin Winkle

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Charles Metz
Charles Metz

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Margaret Irwin-Brandon
Margaret Irwin-Brandon

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Contact Us

For inquiries, please complete the form below, or contact Founder/Director Margaret Irwin-Brandon directly at:

mirwinbrandon [at] gmail.com | 413-285-6881

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