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Calendar: April 27–May 3, 2015

Monday, April 27 San Francisco Conservatory of Music SFCM Conservatory Baroque Ensemble, Corey Jamason and Elisabeth Reed, directors, performs a concert of 17th- and 18th-century chamber music for strings, winds and continuo. 2 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall 50 Oak St., San Francisco FREE 415-503-6275 Wednesday, April 29 Mid-Peninsula […]

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Calendar: May 4–10, 2015

Monday, May 4 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor “Bach, Vivaldi, & Leo” This program of vocal and instrumental works includes countertenor Ian Howell performing J.S. Bach s solo cantata Gott soll allein mein Herze haben (“God alone shall have my heart”) and Vivaldi’s psalm setting Nisi Dominus, originally composed for an extraordinary soloist in […]

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Calendar: May 11–17, 2015

Friday, May 15 Sonoma Bach “The Italian Madrigal: Petrarca, Tasso, Guarini” Sonoma Bach’s chamber choir, Circa 1600, directed by Robert Worth, performs dazzling madrigals with music by Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi, Giaches de Wert, Filippe de Monte, and Carlo Gesualdo, setting texts by three great Italian poets: Francesco Petrarca (the great pioneer of Italian vernacular […]

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Calendar: May 18–24, 2015

Saturday, May 23 Chora Nova, Paul Flight, Conductor George Frideric Handel’s pastoral opera Acis and Galatea, with Ann Moss, soprano, as Galatea; Mark Alexander Bonney, tenor, as Acis; and Ben Kazez, baritone, as Polyphemus. Also Henry Purcell motets Beati omnes qui timent Dominum and  Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei. The ensemble will be accompanied […]

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Calendar: May 25–31, 2015

Saturday, May 30 Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra, Frederic Palmer, Director Spring concert, featuring an antiphonal canzona by Giovanni Gabrieli, settings of “Farewell my love” by Francisco Guerrero and Josquin des Pres, an arrangement for recorders of the theme music from a popular Swedish children’s program, a pair of dances by the 16th-century Italian composer Giorgio Mainerio, […]

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Calendar: June 1–7, 2015

Monday, June 1 Early Music for Grace Festival “Diversimodè Accordata: scordatura music of Heinrich Biber” Pluribus Fidibus (Carla Moore and David Wilson, violins; John Dornenburg, viola da gamba; and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord) perform the Suite III in A major from Harmonia Artificiosa; Rosary Sonata II, “The Visitation;” Rosary Sonata XIV, “The Assumption of Mary;” Suite […]

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Calendar: April 20–26, 2015

Wednesday, April 22 The Albany Consort “Making it up” Marion Rubinstein recorder; Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord; Rita Lilly, soprano; Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, violin; Caitlin Cribs, violin and viola; and Amy Brodo, cello & viola da gamba, perform a program highlighting both composer and performer creativity. It was normal for composers to parody each other and for performers […]

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Calendar: April 13–19, 2015

Wednesday, April 15 Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor Gioachino Rossini La cambiale di matrimonio (The Marriage Contract). Rossini’s first great opera (1810) is a comic masterpiece. Set in London, the opera tells the story of a Canadian businessman and his machinations to marry Fanny, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, over the opposition of […]

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Calendar: April 6–12, 2015

Tuesday, April 7 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Frances Feldon. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided. Refreshments. 6:45–9:30 PM Friends Meeting House 890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento sacrecorders.wordpress.com Friday, April 10 Cal Performances presents The Tallis Scholars The Tallis Scholars perform […]

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Calendar: March 30–April 5, 2015

Wednesday, April 1 Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand. 7:30–9:30 PM Music Room number 060, J.L. Stanford Middle School 480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto 650-591-3648 or mpro-online.org   Friday, April 3 Barefoot Chamber Concerts “Haydn’s The Seven Last Words for Easter” […]

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