Archive | Weekly Calendar of Early Music

Calendar: June 5-11, 2017

Thursday, June 8 WAVE (Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble): Benefit Concert Some of you may be aware that Cindy Beitmen, the founder and director of WAVE (the Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble), was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer. After 18 years of leading, directing, and inspiring us, she is now leaving the group in order to focus […]

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Calendar: May 29–June 4, 2017

Thursday, June 1 Oakland Ballet Company, Graham Lustig, Artistic Director Oakland Ballet Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream – the 2017 Spring Repertory Season. Oakland Ballet’s spring program includes two ballets inspired by the works of Shakespeare and the music of the English Renaissance: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Consort.” Consort (World Premiere) Oakland Ballet Company Artistic […]

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Calendar: May 22–28, 2017

Wednesday, May 24 Black Box Baroque and Albany Consort George Frideric Handel, Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo. Black Box Baroque and the Albany Consort combine forces for our third Handel production together. This dramatic cantata features daring, experimental sound colors from early in Handel’s output (1708), and extraordinary vocal writing for bass-baritone, pants-role soprano, and mezzo-soprano. […]

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Calendar: May 15–21, 2017

Tuesday, May 16 Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director “Musica Animalia—Birds, Frogs, Dogs, Sheep” A menagerie of animals will be heard in this concert, including J.S. Bach, Sheep May Safely Graze; Georg Philipp Telemann, Overture-Suite “Alster Overture;” Carlo Farina, Capriccio Stravagante; Girolamo Frescobaldi, Capriccio sopra Il Chucho; and Antonio Vivaldi, Spring, from the Four Seasons. […]

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Calendar: May 8–14, 2017

Monday, May 8 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor George Frideric Handel, La Resurrezione. Composed and first performed during his youthful sojourn in Rome, Handel’s 1708 work is a marvel of creative power and imagination. La Resurrezione, a truly operatic oratorio, scandalized the Vatican (opera was prohibited in Rome by Papal edict at the time) […]

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Calendar: May 1–7, 2017

Monday, May 1 Prescott Lectures “Mozart’s Grand Tour.” John Prescott, Ph.D., presents a series lectures exploring on the musical experiences of the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during his grand tour as a wunderkind, from 1763–66. Perhaps the most well-known aspect of Mozart’s life and career is his status as a child prodigy. Before the age […]

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Calendar: April 24–30, 2017

Wednesday, April 26 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: April 17–23, 2017

Wednesday, April 19 San Francisco Recorder Society Monthly playing session with conductor David Hogan Smith. 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, fkress@aol.com arssanfrancisco.org/ Friday, April 21 Barefoot Concerts presents […]

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Calendar: April 10–16, 2017

Wednesday, April 12 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 Trinity Church, Angus Hall 330 Ravenswood Ave. (at Laurel), Menlo Park 650-591-3648 or mpro-online.org   Friday, April 14 South Bay Recorder Society Monthly meeting, guest conductor Glen Shannon. New members […]

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