Early music finally arrived in great style at La Jolla SummerFest Tuesday (Aug. 13) with a concert by Nicholas McGegan’s Arcadian Academy, a vibrant quintet of period instrumentalists under McGegan’s astute direction. These players served up a tasty buffet of sonatas by G. F. Handel and Henry Purcell, as well as a slew of lesser-known Italian and English 17th-century composers.

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