Archive | Weekly Calendar of Early Music

Calendar: December 14–20, 2015

Tuesday, December 15 Chanticleer The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works from Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony to traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals. 8 PM First Congregational Church 2345 Channing Way (entrance on Durant near Dana), Berkeley $35–$75 Tickets online or […]

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Calendar: December 7–13, 2015

Friday, December 11 Chanticleer “A Chanticleer Christmas”  The 12-member a cappella vocal ensemble performs seasonal works from Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony to traditional carols, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” (Chanticleer’s most requested Christmas selection) and Chanticleer’s traditional medley of spirituals. 7:30 PM Memorial Church Stanford University, Palo Alto $60 Tickets online SFEMS presents Magnificat, Warren […]

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Calendar: November 30–December 6, 2015

Tuesday, December 1 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Jerry Schwartz. 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   Wednesday, December 2 Farley Pearce, viola da gamba Stillpoint Series of the […]

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Calendar: November 23–29, 2015

Friday, November 27 New Esterházy Quartet “At the Opera II” Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violins; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello, perform the Overture to Giuseppe Gazzaniga’s Don Giovanni (Venice, 1787) and the Overture and Highlights from Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Prague, 1787) 8 PM Hillside Club, Berkeley 2286 Cedar St. (at Spruce), Berkeley […]

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Calendar: November 16–22, 2015

Friday, November 20 Barefoot Chamber Concerts Ensemble Vermillian (Frances Blaker, recorders; David Wilson, violin; Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello) with guest artist Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord, perform music by Bach, Bertali, Buxtehude, Biber, and Blow. Brought to you, clearly, by the letter B. 6 PM Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Episopal Church 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley Tickets $15 […]

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Calendar: November 9–15, 2015

Monday, November 9 KDFC and Philharmonia Baroque “PBO Sessions: The Royal Brandenburgs” Acclaimed conductor and harpsichordist from the Academy of Ancient Music Richard Egarr will discuss Bach’s enduring concertos, considered some of the finest baroque orchestral music. Members of Philharmonia will perform selections from Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 5. PBO Sessions is a […]

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Calendar: November 2–8, 2015

Tuesday, November 3 Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme Music Director “Tromba Marina and Other Unprofitable Instruments.” An evening of concerti for violins, violas, cellos, harpsichord, and tromba marina, by Bach, Leo, Telemann, Torelli, and Vivaldi, with solos performed by members of the orchestra. 7:30 PM St. Clements Episcopal Church 2837 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley Free, Donations […]

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Calendar: October 26–November 1, 2015

Wednesday, October 28 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, October 30 Barefoot Chamber Concerts “French Delights” MUSA (Addi Liu and Laura […]

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Calendar: October 19–25, 2015

Wednesday, October 21 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, October 23 Cal Performances presents Bach Collegium Japan Pioneers of period-instrument performance […]

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Calendar: October 12–18, 2015


Friday, October 16 California Bach Society, Paul Flight, Director “A Bohemian Masterpiece” California Bach Society opens their 45th anniversary season with the Missa Votiva, a rediscovered masterpiece by Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745). A violone player in the Dresden court orchestra, Zelenka began composing sacred music for the Catholic Elector of Saxony around 1710, […]

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