Travel setbacks overcome by Europa Galante in a splendid early music concert

Jan 09, 2018 529

BY: Christian Hertzog

There’s good news and bad news about Europa Galante’s visit to San Diego for their Sunday evening concert at St. James-by-the-Sea. Good news: The 13 musicians of this acclaimed early music group from Italy arrived safely this weekend in San Diego, the first stop of their American tour.

The bad news: Their checked luggage did not come with them. That included a violone, a five-stringed fretted instrument the size of a double bass. Thanks to their resourceful sponsors, the San Diego Early Music Society, the closest available violone was located — in Marina del Rey. A car trip up and back fetched it in time for their concert.

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