Archive | Weekly Calendar of Early Music

Calendar: June 27–July 3, 2016

Wednesday, June 29 Early Music Open Mic Night Join us for Early Music Open Mic Night in the East Bay. This is your opportunity to perform early music in a friendly cabaret style setting. Instrumentalists, singers, soloists, groups, students, youngsters, professionals — all are welcome! Please email earlymusicopenmic@gmail.com with the date you’d like to perform. […]

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Calendar: June 20–26, 2016

Wednesday, June 22 SFEMS Baroque Workshop “Wars, Conquests, and Beheadings—Court Music in England, France, Germany and Italy” Workshop Faculty Concert featuring Rita Lilly (soprano), Drew Minter (countertenor), Bruce Dickey (cornetto), Nathaniel Cox (cornetto), Linda Pearse (bass sackbut), Clea Galhano (recorder), Anna Marsh (bassoon), Sand Dalton (oboe), Sandra Miller (traverso), David Wilson (Baroque violin), William Skeen […]

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Calendar: June 13–19, 2016

Wednesday, June 15 Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive Early Music Film Series presents Admeto. German filmmaker, producer, and author Doris Dörrie staged this vividly colored, highly stylized production of George Frideric Handel’s three-act opera Admeto, re di Tessaglia, transposing the original Greek setting to the world of Japanese samurai and Butoh dance. (The storyline […]

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Calendar: May 30–June 5, 2016

Thursday, June 2 La Marina “Weirdly Wonderful Winds” Friends of the Berkeley Library in cooperation with SFEMS present La Marina (Carlo Benedetti, cornetto; John Harris and Brian Taylor, sackbuts; Robin Houston and Peggy Murray, dulcians) performing a concert of Renaissance music. 12 PM Central Library (5th floor, Art & Music Department) 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley […]

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Calendar: May 23–29, 2016

Thursday, May 26 Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive Early Music Film Series presents Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso, ed Il Moderato. Mark Morris is well loved by Bay Area patrons for the remarkable live performances that he has presented at Cal Performances over the years. His full-length dance staging of George Frideric […]

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Calendar: May 16–22, 2016

Wednesday, May 18 San Francisco Recorder Society Monthly playing session with guest conductor Fred Palmer. New members and guests welcome. 7:30 PM–9:30 PM Christ Church Lutheran 1090 Quintara St. (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco. Non-members $10 fee applied to membership. For more information contact Florence Kress: 415-731-9709, arssanfrancisco.org/   Friday, May 20 Musica Pacifica “Brandenburgs […]

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Calendar: May 9–15, 2016

Thursday, May 12 MUSA, Derek Tam, Director Alliance Francaise Silicon Valley presents the acclaimed San Francisco-based baroque ensemble performing an all-French program featuring vocal and instrumental works by François Couperin, Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, André Campra and others. The ensemble will feature two popular and well-known singers in the field of Early Music: Rita Lily, […]

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Calendar: May 2–8, 2016

Tuesday, May 3 Berkeley Baroque Strings “Gods and Heroes” Kati Kyme directs the ensemble in works of Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel, including Purcell’s Suites from King Arthur and The Fairy Queen; and Overtures from Handel’s Hercules, Xerxes, and Judas Maccabeus. 7:30 PM St. Clement’s Episcopal Church 2837 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley. Free (donations gratefully […]

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Calendar: April 25–May 1, 2016

Monday, April 25 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Artistic Director “Easter & Ascension Oratorios” Bach composed impressive oratorios for three important occasions within the Lutheran calendar: Christmas, Easter, and the Feast of the Ascension. Completing the trilogy begun in December (see December 12-13 for “Christmas Oratorio”), ABS will perform the composer’s exuberant “Easter Oratorio” (Oster-Oratorium, […]

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Calendar: April 18–24. 2016

Monday, April 18 American Bach Soloists American Bach Soloists presents a master class  with Sandra Miller, baroque flute. 7:30 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music 50 Oak St., San Francisco Free 415-621-7900   Wednesday, April 20 Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music […]

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