Driftwood Consort presents "Musettes du Coeur," a program of French love songs and dances from the 1600s and 1700s. Straight from Christopher Ballard's anthology of popular love songs we offer rustic and languid airs such as "Ah! When will he return," as well as refined instrumental variations by Michel Blavet and company, such as "The Nightingale in Love." Direct in their affect and wonderfully melodious, several of these catchy folk tunes were even arranged as lullabies for the radiant "Sun King" (though we think he put his leggings on one leg at a time, like the rest of us). An enchanting afternoon of music for dates, mates and dreamers, performed by Sheila Willey (voice), Lars Johannesson and Alissa Roedig (baroque flutes), Amy Brodo (viola da gamba) and Jonathan Rhodes Lee (harpsichord).
Musettes du Coeur" takes place at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Soquel (2402 Cabrillo College Drive). Tickets are $20 general/$5 youth and are available at the door only from 2:30pm on the day of the event. For more information, please visit www.driftwoodconsort.org. This event is part of a three-concert mini series which will continue in the fall.