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January 24, 2016 (El Cajon) — The San Diego Early Music Society will present  Dorothee Oberlinger on recorder, Florian Birsak on harpsichord, and Marco Testori on cello in “Flauto Veneziano,” a concert on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. in the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Center.

Journey to Venice for an evening of recorder music by Vivaldi, Corelli, Marcello, and other Baroque masters. Dorothee Oberlinger joined by Florian Birsak and Marco Testori demonstrate the evolution of Venetian recorder playing from transcribed song to virtuoso sonata.

“Oberlinger plays with dazzling virtuosity and sportive caprice which lend charm to each and every one of the pieces.” –BBC Music Magazine.

Dorothee Oberlinger is one of the most amazing discoveries of recent years, an expressive virtuoso who quite rightly received numerous awards while still quite young. Today, she is seen as one of the best recorder-players in the world. Her concerts have been received with enthusiasm by critics and audiences alike, earning her unanimous acclaim. Her CDs are regularly fêted as the best new issues on the market.

Oberlinger has given solo recitals at festivals all over Europe, in America and Japan, for example at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Musikfestspiele Potsdam, the Settimane Musicale Stresa, the Nederlandse Oude-Musik-Network, the Festival de Musica Antigua Sajazarra, the Warsaw Beethoven Festival, the Europäische Musikfestwoche Passau, the Rheingau-Musikfestival, the Tage der Alten Musik Regensburg and the MDR-Musiksommer. Other venues in which she has played include the Wigmore Hall in London, the National Philharmonie in Warsaw, the Marianischer Saal in Lucerne, the Rosée Theater in Fuji and the Philharmonie in Cologne.

She has been the guest soloist with leading international Baroque ensembles such as London Baroque and Musica Antiqua Köln directed by Reinhard Goebel, and she also plays regularly with modern symphony orchestras such as the WDR-Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester and the Detmolder Kammerorchester.

Dorothee Oberlinger collaborates particularly intensively with the top Italian ensemble "Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca", with whom she has given many concerts throughout Europe. Their joint CD of concertos by Antonio Vivaldi has received numerous awards from the international musical press.

She directs her own "Ensemble 1700," which she formed in 2003. Together they have realized a wide variety of projects relating to the music of the 17th and 18th centuries.

In 2004 Dorothee Oberlinger was appointed professor at the renowned Mozarteum academy in Salzburg.

The San Diego Early Music Society is a nonprofit organization founded to showcase the musical treasures of Europe’s medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, as performed on period instruments and in accordance with historical practice. The Society was established in 1981 and has presented concerts in churches, small halls, museums, and homes—settings for which the music was composed.

SDEMS currently produces the International Series, which brings artists internationally renowned for their performances and recordings in concert each season. World-class vocal and instrumental soloists, ensembles, and chamber orchestras perform an exciting repertoire from various periods and countries.



Tickets: $18–$25.

Student discounts are available throughout the season.

Subject to availability, $10 rush tickets in the last two rows of the venue are sold in the last two weeks before a concert. Rush tickets must be booked by phone or purchased at the door. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for 20 percent off regular ticket prices.

Tickets, subscriptions, and information: 619-291-8246 or on the website,


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