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Render Unto Cæsar

The new year’s Sunday Afternoon concert series at the California Jazz Conservatory concludes on April 15 with a special program celebrating the 16th Amendment to the US Constitution. Les Violettes (Corey Carleton, soprano; David Wilson, violin; Colin Shipman, viola da gamba; and Violet Grgich, harpsichord) perform music from the Court of Leopold I, Holy Roman […]

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Music in the Garden of Delight: Song and Dance in Early Spain

The new year’s Sunday Afternoon concert series at the California Jazz Conservatory continues on March 25 with a program of medieval Spanish and Arabic music from Flauti Diversi. Musical Director Frances Feldon and the group have presented a variety of programs at the CJC, many of which feature the intersection of different musical traditions. Flauti […]

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From Madrigal to Opera: Music and Poetry in 16th-century Italy

The madrigal was to Monteverdi what the symphony was to Haydn and the string quartet was to Beethoven: a form of endless inventiveness and a crucible of experimentation. Inexorably bound to the vital tradition of Petrarchan lyric poetry, the madrigal was where Italian composers developed their craft and pushed the boundaries of music as an […]

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The Baillot Quartet

This season, the New Esterházy Quartet (Lisa Weiss and Kati Kyme, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) have been treating Bay Area audiences to delightful snapshots of string quartet performance history. So far, the programs they brought to life—the 1766 “Tuscan Quartet” in September and the 1784 “Party at Storace” in November—have been […]

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Master and Student

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra will present a workshop entitled “Master and Student.” The workshop, directed by Rotem Gilbert, will explore the music of Franco-Flemish composers, illustrating the relationship between famous teachers and their equally famous students.  Music by Isaac, Senfl, Josquin, Gombert. Willaert and Gabrieli will be featured. Rotem Gilbert […]

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WAVE Appoints New Directors

BERKELEY—The Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE), a well-known member of the Bay Area early music scene, appointed new leaders this fall. Shira Kammen and Phoebe Jevtović Rosquist, who have often collaborated on early music ventures, now share the post of director. WAVE was founded by Cindy Beitmen in 1999. The 18-member women’s choir maintains a […]

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Vienna, 1784: Quartet Party at Storace’s Place

  The weekend of November 17, New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) will recreate a lively party in Vienna in 1784, when Mozart and Haydn played chamber music together with violin virtuoso Karl Ditters and composer Johann Vanhal at the house of their friend Stephen […]

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The Apotheosis of French Baroque Music

Some of us were fortunate enough to attend the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale’s production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire this past spring, which used the extraordinary original source manuscript score and libretto in the collection of UC Berkeley’s Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library. In September, John Prescott, Ph.D., will present a […]

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The Other Acis – Black Box Baroque & Albany Consort

Most early music lovers are familiar with Handel’s English pastoral opera, Acis and Galatea. But have you heard the 1708 Italian serenata, Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo? Handel’s Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo features daring, experimental sound colors from early in Handel’s output, and extraordinary vocal writing for bass-baritone, pants-role soprano, and mezzo-soprano. This is your chance […]

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