Desert Baroque Concerts POSTPONED to
"March Madness 2022"


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.

It is with great regret that we announce postponement of our two upcoming concerts (January 7 and February 4), due to the continuing COVID difficulties. However, we will keep the series intact, re-scheduling all four remaining concerts on Fridays during the month of March 2022.


Fingers crossed... here is our new plan:

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Friday, March 4, 2022, 7pm

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

Friday, March 11, 2022, 7pm

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

Stephen Hammer, baroque oboe and recorder

Kenneth Munday, baroque bassoon

Margaret Irwin-Brandon, harpsichord

Friday, March 18, 2022, 7pm

Johann Sebastian Bach and His Illustrious Sons
A program featuring music for violin and harpsichord from two generations of the Bach family genius — the great Johann Sebastian, and his sons Carl Philipp Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, and Johann Christoph Friedrich

Ken Aiso, baroque violin

Sonia Lee, harpsichord

AND... March 25, 2022

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

December 3, 2021

Louis, Louis! Meet us in Versailles
Music for viola da gamba by Marin Maris, St. Colombe, and d’Anglebert

Steven Lehning, viola da gamba

Margaret Irwin-Brandon, harpsichord

Charles Metz
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Stephen Hammer
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Margaret Irwin-Brandon
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Kenneth Munday
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Ken Aiso
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Sonia Lee
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Corina Marti
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Steven Lehning
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Soundboard Painting
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​​The audience is requested to provide ID, proof of vaccination, and to be masked (N95 or KN95), until further notice. We will be requesting proof of vaccination to attend this event. Security officers will be on duty. Attendees must bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card, or a picture of their vaccination card. They may also show their digital vaccination record.

All California residents may request a digital vaccination record at Children, age 5-11 must adhere to these protocols.


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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