Archive | Weekly Calendar of Early Music

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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Calendar: April 11–17, 2016

Wednesday, April 13 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   MUSA “French Bouquets” MUSA explores the sound world of the French Baroque with […]

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Calendar: April 4–10, 2016

Monday, April 4 American Bach Soloists Jeffrey Thomas, conductor of ABS, gives a master class. Each season, ABS presents free public master classes at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where students work with an ABS musician on matters of technique, interpretation, and applying a historically informed approach to Baroque repertory. In this session, ABS […]

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Calendar: March 28–April 3, 2016

Tuesday, March 29 Noontime Concerts The Albany Consort is celebrating Bach’s Birthday! We only need a flimsy excuse to perform Bach’s music, and the great composer’s birthday definitely qualifies. Our program features two of his most stunning virtuoso concertos: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, with its extended harpsichord cadenza, and the brilliant Violin Concerto in E […]

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Calendar: March 21–27, 2016

Tuesday, March 22 Noontime Concerts MUSA performs J.S. Bach, Sinfonia from Himmelskonig, sei willkommen; Antonio de Salazar, Tarara, tarara qui yo soy Antonyio; Teodorico Pedrini, Sonata Op.3, No.1 for violin and basso continuo in A major; Francesco Geminiani, Sonatas from the A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick; and John Antes, Trio […]

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Calendar: March 14–20, 2016

Wednesday, March 16 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   Musica Pacifica “The Foggy Dew: Baroque and Traditional Music from the British Isles” […]

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Calendar: March 7–13, 2016

Friday, March 11 Diablo Choral Artists, Mark Tuning, Music Director “Bach & His Predecessors,” a concert featuring works by Bach, Schütz, Telemann and Buxtehude, including Bach’s Jesu, Meine Freude and Buxtehude’s Magnificat. With string ensemble. 8 PM St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek 1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek $5–$25 (see website for early discount) Tickets […]

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