Archive | Weekly Calendar of Early Music

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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Calendar: February 29–March 6, 2016

Monday, February 29 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Artistic Director “Alexander’s Feast” Based on a poem by John Dryden, subtitled “The Power of Music,” Handel’s ode Alexander’s Feast recounts a banquet held by Alexander the Great in the conquered city of Persepolis. The musician Timotheus moves the great military commander through a course of emotions […]

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Calendar: Februrary 22–28, 2016

Monday, February 22 American Bach Soloists American Bach Soloists presents a master class in baroque oboe with Debra Nagy. 7:30 PM San Francisco Conservatory of Music 50 Oak St., San Francisco Free 415-921-7900 Wednesday, February 24 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: February 15–21, 2016

Monday, February 15 Flanders Recorder Quartet The Bay Area Recorder Societies jointly present a day-long workshop and ensemble coaching for intermediate to advanced players. with the Flanders Recorder Quartet (Tom Beets, Paul Van Loey, Joris Van Goethem, and Bart Spanhove). 4 class choices each for the 3 sessions, followed by a Large Group session or Ensemble […]

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Calendar: February 8–14, 2016

Friday, February 12 Ensemble Alcatraz The Bay Area’s legendary medieval ensemble reunites. Soprano Allison Lloyd Zelles joins original members Susan Rode Morris, soprano; Shira Kammen, vielle & rebec; Kit Higginson, recorder; Cheryl Ann Fulton, harp; and Peter Maund, percussion, for a program of songs from medieval Iberia, including the seven Cantigas de Amigo of Martin […]

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