Calendar: January 23–29, 2017

Wednesday, January 25

Early Music Open Mic Night
la-barre-and-other-musicians-bouys-croppedJoin us for Early Music Open Mic Night in the East Bay. This is your opportunity to perform early music in a friendly cabaret style setting. Instrumentalists, singers, soloists, groups, students, youngsters, professionals — all are welcome! Please email earlymusicopenmic@gmail.com with the date you’d like to perform. Time slots will be up to 15 minutes, and there will be six time slots on each night. A Roland state of the art harpsichord/organ will be available on site as well as a regular piano. Food and drinks will be provided.

7–9:30 PM
Hillside Community Church,
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
Donations gratefully accepted
earlymusicopenmic@gmail.com

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
Fred square
Regular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.

7:30–9:30 PM
Trinity Church, Angus Hall
330 Ravenswood Ave. (at Laurel), Menlo Park
650-591-3648 or mpro-online.org

 

Stanford Live presents Philharmonia Baroque
“Haydn & Mozart” Beethoven wrote nine symphonies. Brahms wrote just four. It was Haydn who had developed the form, symphony by symphony, creating an astonishing 104 of them. His Symphony No. 91 is a prime example of Haydn at the height of his powers. You will hear how he transformed the symphonic form into declarations that begin where words end. The Symphony of Adalbert Gyrowetz, Op. 6, No. 3, demonstrates the immediate influence Haydn had on his contemporaries—even Mozart, heard here in his delightful “Turkish” Violin Concerto.

7:30 PM
Bing Concert Hall
327 Lasuen St, Stanford
$30–$95
Tickets online or 650-724-2464


Thursday, January 26

Jennifer Paulino, soprano, and Elaine Thornburgh, fortepiano
“O Tuneful Voice” Jennifer Paulino and Elaine Thornburgh perform a program of Haydn English love songs and the cantata Arianna a Naxos.

7:30 PM
Musical Waves
510 48th Avenue, San Francisco
$25 suggested donation
Reception to follow
Email ilanabardavid@gmail.com to reserve your space or call 415-387-6890


Friday, January 27

Cal Performances presents Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI
“Musica Nova 1500–1700 Venetian Influences in Musical Europe” Catalan gamba player Jordi Savall returns with a characteristically lovingly researched program, exploring the vibrant exchange of culture and ideas between Italy, England, Spain, France, and Germany in the 16th and 17th centuries. Savall’s remarkable musicality is matched only by the facility of his versatile Hespèrion XXI ensemble.

8 PM
Zellerbach Hall
University of California, Berkeley
$84 and up
Tickets online or 510-642-9988

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
“Haydn & Mozart” Beethoven wrote nine symphonies. Brahms wrote just four. It was Haydn who had developed the form, symphony by symphony, creating an astonishing 104 of them. His Symphony No. 91 is a prime example of Haydn at the height of his powers. You will hear how he transformed the symphonic form into declarations that begin where words end. The Symphony of Adalbert Gyrowetz, Op. 6, No. 3, demonstrates the immediate influence Haydn had on his contemporaries—even Mozart, heard here in his delightful “Turkish” Violin Concerto.

8 PM
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
$27–$108
Tickets online or 415-392-4400


Saturday, January 28

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
“Haydn & Mozart” Beethoven wrote nine symphonies. Brahms wrote just four. It was Haydn who had developed the form, symphony by symphony, creating an astonishing 104 of them. His Symphony No. 91 is a prime example of Haydn at the height of his powers. You will hear how he transformed the symphonic form into declarations that begin where words end. The Symphony of Adalbert Gyrowetz, Op. 6, No. 3, demonstrates the immediate influence Haydn had on his contemporaries—even Mozart, heard here in his delightful “Turkish” Violin Concerto.

8 PM
First Presbyterian Church
2407 Dana St., Berkeley
$27–$108
Tickets online or 415-392-4400


Sunday, January 29

MUSA, Derek Tam, Director
“Art Inspiring Art III” The Arts at St. Bede’s presents the period ensemble MUSA (Addi Liu, violin; Gretchen Claassen and Laura Gaynon, violas da gamba & cellos; Derek Tam, director and harpsichord) in the third installment of its critically-acclaimed series “Art Inspiring Art,” pairing newly commissioned works with Baroque masterpieces. This year, Boston-based composer Benjamin Pesetsky has written “B-Story,” a lyrical work which complements Marin Marais’s audacious La Gamme, an instrumental “opera” unified by the steps of the musical scale.

4 PM
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
2650 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park
$15–$25
kmckee@stbedesmenlopark.org Phone: 650-854-6555

Jennifer Paulino, soprano, and Elaine Thornburgh, fortepiano
“O Tuneful Voice” Jennifer Paulino and Elaine Thornburgh perform a program of Haydn English love songs and the cantata Arianna a Naxos.

2:30 PM
Campbell Recital Hall,
541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University.
Advance tickets $15/10; At the door: $20/15

 

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
“Haydn & Mozart” Beethoven wrote nine symphonies. Brahms wrote just four. It was Haydn who had developed the form, symphony by symphony, creating an astonishing 104 of them. His Symphony No. 91 is a prime example of Haydn at the height of his powers. You will hear how he transformed the symphonic form into declarations that begin where words end. The Symphony of Adalbert Gyrowetz, Op. 6, No. 3, demonstrates the immediate influence Haydn had on his contemporaries—even Mozart, heard here in his delightful “Turkish” Violin Concerto.

4 PM
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
49 Knox Dr., Lafayette
$27–$108
Tickets online or 415-392-4400

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