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Friday, March 31, 2023, 7pm

The Opsahl/Pritchard Duo
Two of Los Angeles’ finest players will present “La selva di varii passaggi:” music for Cornetto, Recorder and Keyboards from Early
Modern Italy, by Frescobaldi, Gabrieli, Guami and more.

Alex Opsahl, cornetto and recorder

Ian Pritchard, keyboards 

Friday December 2, 2022, 7pm

“The Expansion of Time”
Exploring two centuries of the beloved tune "Folies d'Espanga" as heard in Spain, France, and Germany

Alice Robbins, viola da gamba

Margaret Irwin-Brandon, harpsichord



Friday, January 6, 2023, 7pm

“There was a Time...”
An evening of 19th Century Parlour Music in a
fetching program ranging from Mozart and Haydn to Stephen Foster

Ellen Hargis, soprano

Charles Metz, square piano by Clementi



Friday, February 3, 2023, 7pm


A selection of powerful works by Bach, Rameau, Rebel, and Vitali

Ken Aiso, baroque violin

David Garrett, viola da gamba

Sonia Lee, harpsichord




Friday, March 3, 2023, 7pm

“Time Out!”
Los  Jubilados sweetens the beat in a stupendous outpouring of joy and soul, in a band of dulcians, recorder, viol, regal and harpsichord. Music from European Centers, the time of Frescobaldi.


The Art of Time

Desert Baroque's 2022-2023 Winter Season of five concerts considers The Art of Time in music from the late Renaissance to the Mid-Nineteenth Century. With the music of the Baroque at its heart, all music is performed on instruments of the historic period for which the programs are drawn, and will be presented at The Artists Center at the Galen in Palm Desert, CA.


Contact Us

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

mirwinbrandon [at] | 413-285-6881

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