Checks may be sent payable to Sacramento Baroque Soloists at PO Box 160632, Sacramento, CA 95816.
Brandenburg: up to $249
The Margrave of Brandenburg was the patron to whom J.S. Bach dedicated his Brandenburg Concertos, some of his most important instrumental works.
La Poupliniere: $249-499
La Poupliniere was a wealthy French nobleman whose salon was a gathering place for artists and literary men of all types. He sought out promising but obscure musicians and took pleasure in promoting their careers.
Prince Paul Anton Esterhazy was head of one of the wealthiest and most powerful Hungarian noble families, a man devoted to music, a bountiful patron of the arts, and Haydn's employer.
George I: $1000-2499
Handel's master, the Elector of Hanover, was proclaimed King George I of England and patronized Handel's long and prosperous career in London.
The most famous of all Florentine families, the Medicis patronized the arts of all types in Renaissance Europe, bringing to Italy the most promising composers from France, Flanders, and the Netherlands.
Louis XIV: $5000+
Louis XIV, called "The Sun King", was the grandest of patrons of the arts, producing and dancing in large-scale ballets and sponsoring the 24 Violins of the King, who played at every occasion, from promenades to banquets to concerts.