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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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Calendar: March 23–29, 2015

Tuesday, March 24 First Church Performance Series “Resonance.” Some of America’s finest early music specialists—bassoonist Kate Van Orden, harpsichordist Davitt Moroney, and cellists Elisabeth Reed and Tanya Tomkins—join forces in a live program of French Baroque music. (Sponsored in part by Benvenue House Music) 7:30 PM Loper Chapel, First Congregational Church 2345 Channing Way (entrance […]

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Calendar: March 16–22, 2015

Monday, March 16 American Bach Soloists Jeffrey Thomas, conductor of ABS, gives a master class. Repertoire and performers TBA 7:30 PM Osher Salon, San Francisco Conservatory of Music 50 Oak St., San Francisco Free, no tickets required 415-621-7900 Wednesday, March 18 San Francisco Recorder Society Monthly playing session with guest conductor Judith Linsenberg. New members […]

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Margriet Tindemans (1951–2014)

SFEMS joins the early music world in mourning the loss of one of its greatest contributors as well as our dear friend, Margriet Tindemans, who died in Seattle on December 31 of last year. A native of Holland and student of Wieland Kuijken, Margriet was equally at home playing Renaissance or baroque viola da gamba […]

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Calendar: March 9–15, 2015

Monday, March 9 Elizabeth Blumenstock and Elaine Thornburgh “High Baroque Fashion” Violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock and harpsichordist Elaine Thornburgh perform a grand tour of the baroque, with music by Leclair, Boccherini, Pisendel, Veracini, Duphly and Seixas. 7:30 PM Memorial Church 450 Serra Mall, Stanford University General $15, Senior $10, Student $10, Stanford Students (w/ ID) FREE […]

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Calendar: March 2–8, 2015

Monday, March 2 American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor Johann Sebastian Bach, St. Matthew Passion. With soloists Wesley Rogers, tenor (Evangelista); William Sharp, baritone (Christus); Hélène Brunet (debut) and Clara Rottsolk, sopranos; Agnes Vojtko, mezzo-soprano (debut); Jay Carter countertenor; Charles Blandy and Derek Chester tenors; Thomas Meglioranza and Joshua Copeland, baritones. 7 PM Davis Community Church 412 C Street, Davis $27–$66 Tickets, 415-621-7900, info@americanbach.org Tuesday, March 3 Sacramento Recorder Society Regular […]

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Calendar: February 23–March 1, 2015

Monday, February 23 American Bach Soloists Derek Chester gives a master class, coaching young singers in baroque repertory and interpretation. Works and performers TBA 7:30 PM Sol Joseph Recital Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music 50 Oak St., San Francisco. Free and open to the public, no tickets required 415-621-7900 Thursday, February 26 Stanford University […]

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Calendar: February 16–22, 2015

Wednesday, February 18 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   San Francisco Recorder Society Monthly playing session with guest conductor Joyce Johnson Hamilton. […]

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