Calendar: February 6–12, 2017

Monday, February 6

American Bach Soloists
Master class with Tekla Cunningham, baroque violin. The first in the 2017 series of American Bach Soloists Free Master Classes. For more information, visit americanbach.org/blog/?p=2463

7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
415-621-7900


Tuesday, February 7

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Judith Linsenberg. 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, February 8

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

 


Thursday, February 9

Ensemble Vermillian and Les Violettes
“A Musical Banquet: choice delicacies from the French, Italian and German baroque. Ensemble Vermillian and Les Violettes—together at last. Frances Blaker, recorders; David Wilson, violin; and Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello, will collaborate with Corey Carelton, soprano; Colin Shipman, viola da gamba; and Violet Grgich, harpsichord, to present a program filled with choice delicacies from the French, German and Italian baroque, including music by Lambert, Couperin, Bononcini, Buxtehude, Handel, and Bach.

7:30 PM
Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm
655 Willowside Rd., Santa Rosa
$25 adult / $15 students. Special Summerfield discount: parents & children $15 /$8 Family price: $30
Reserve tickets by phone 510-559-4670


Friday, February 10

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor
“A Weekend in Paris” When Jean-Baptiste Lully’s monopoly on music in France ended at the end of the 17th century, an explosion of musical creativity erupted in Paris from a new generation of composers including Marais, Rebel, Corrette, Mondonville, and the great master of the age, Jean-Philippe Rameau. Featuring a selection of enchanting works for the Opéra, Ballet, and Chapelle, Thomas and ABS explore the vibrant Parisian spirit of invention, including its incorporation of new, cosmopolitan influences from abroad. The Italian style, especially, is evident in these works, as evidenced by Corrette’s Laudate Dominum, which includes an interpolation of Vivaldi’s “Spring” from The Four Seasons arranged for choir, vocal soloists, and orchestra. Program includes Rameau, Suite from Dardanus; Corrette, Laudate Dominum de coelis (Vivaldi’s “Spring”); Rebel, Les caractères de la danse; Mondonville, In Exitu Israel; and Marais, Suite from Sémélé. With soloists Nola Richardson soprano; Steven Brennfleck haute-contre (debut); William Sharp baritone; and the American Bach Choir.

8 PM
St. Stephen’s Church,
3 Bay View, Belvedere
$33–$85
Tickets online

Barefoot Concerts presents Ensemble Vermillian and Les Violettes
“A Musical Banquet: choice delicacies from the French, Italian and German baroque. Ensemble Vermillian and Les Violettes—together at last. Frances Blaker, recorders; David Wilson, violin; and Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello, will collaborate with Corey Carelton, soprano; Colin Shipman, viola da gamba; and Violet Grgich, harpsichord, to present a program filled with choice delicacies from the French, German and Italian baroque, including music by Lambert, Couperin, Bononcini, Buxtehude, Handel, and Bach.

6 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall,
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
All Tickets $15 (free for those 18 and under).
Tickets at the door or reserve in advance online

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Judith Linsenberg. New members and guests welcome.

7:30–10 PM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave (at Leigh), San Jose
408-358-0878 or zilbrown@aol.com

 


Saturday, February 11

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor
“A Weekend in Paris” When Jean-Baptiste Lully’s monopoly on music in France ended at the end of the 17th century, an explosion of musical creativity erupted in Paris from a new generation of composers including Marais, Rebel, Corrette, Mondonville, and the great master of the age, Jean-Philippe Rameau. Featuring a selection of enchanting works for the Opéra, Ballet, and Chapelle, Thomas and ABS explore the vibrant Parisian spirit of invention, including its incorporation of new, cosmopolitan influences from abroad. The Italian style, especially, is evident in these works, as evidenced by Corrette’s Laudate Dominum, which includes an interpolation of Vivaldi’s “Spring” from The Four Seasons arranged for choir, vocal soloists, and orchestra. Program includes Rameau, Suite from Dardanus; Corrette, Laudate Dominum de coelis (Vivaldi’s “Spring”); Rebel, Les caractères de la danse; Mondonville, In Exitu Israel; and Marais, Suite from Sémélé. With soloists Nola Richardson soprano; Steven Brennfleck haute-contre (debut); William Sharp baritone; and the American Bach Choir.

8 PM
First Presbyterian Church,
2407 Dana St., Berkeley
$33–$85
Tickets online

Live at Mission Blue presents Archetti
“Masters of the Italian Concerto” Archetti, Baroque String Ensemble performs music from the golden age of string composition, an era that followed upon the golden age of instrument-making by Antonio Stradivari and his Italian contemporaries. This international program of showpieces for violins, viola, cello, violone, and harpsichord includes well-known works by Vivaldi, Corelli, and Handel, as well as rarities by Torelli, Locatelli, and the rarely performed Anglo-Dutch composer Pieter Hellendaal. Though these works share the common title of “concerto grosso,” each work highlights a different configuration of soloists playing in lively dialogue with the rest of the ensemble.

8 PM
Mission Blue Cultural Center
475 Mission Blue Dr., Brisbane
$20
www.LiveAtMissionBlue.com

Second Saturday Chamber Music Series
El Mundo, directed by Richard Savino, baroque guitar.

7:30 PM (No host drinks and hors d’ouevres in the social hall 6:30–7:30)
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
Advance tickets online $15 general/$5 students; at the door: $20/$10
Advance tickets sold until two hours before concert

 

San Francisco Recorder Society
“Game of Thrones—Music for Queens & Kings” (Tune in to the Recorder XIII) The San Francisco chapter of the ARS (SFRS) announces its (lucky) thirteenth annual workshop day for recorders of all sizes, directed by Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij. This year’s focus will be on the glorious music composed for European royalty during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries; featured composers will include Byrd, Dowland, Binchois, Dufay, Busnois, Charpentier, Dowland, Charpentier, Lassus, Marais, de Monte, du Mont, van Ghizeghem, and Schütz. Each class will experience music from different courts that our composers served.  The San Francisco Recorder Society Workshop prides itself in being particularly open to those who may never have attended a music workshop in the past with sessions organized for players of differing skill levels, from low-intermediate to advanced. If you have friends who play but have been hesitant to attend a workshop for fear of not being “ready” please encourage them to join you at this event. There will be lots of friendly players who will gladly sit next to the newcomers and guide them through the music and the day. Refreshments will be provided, but bring your own lunch.

10 AM–4:30 PM
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara Street (at 20th Ave.), San Francisco
$47, which includes all music. Early registration encouraged.
Download registration form here or visit www.arssanfrancisco.org
Information: Florence Kress, 415-731-9709, or fkress@aol.com; or Greta Hryciw, gr8asf@yahoo.com


Sunday, February 12

Albany Consort
“Strings & More: 1600–1780” Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord; Marion Rubenstein, recorder; and Laura Salzedo-Rubenstein, violin, perform music by Bach, Cima, Lully, Muffat, & Vivaldi. From the dazzling 1600s to the elegant 1780s, the Albany Consort transports you through the changing tastes of the times. Opening with Cima’s wild experiments, through the rise of Muffat’s string orchestra, the decadence of Lully, and the ever popular Vivaldi, we end with the magnificence of Bach and his sons. Concertos and chamber music all mixed up, with a period string group plus keyboards and recorder. The Albany Consort came into being in 1974 at Christ Church, Albany Street, London, and moved to San Francisco in 1981. 500 concerts and 500 musicians later, founders Jonathan Salzedo and Marion Rubinstein still like to explore repertoire and invite the best Bay Area musicians to join them. Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, a recent Juilliard graduate, keeps Marion and Jonathan on their toes. Making the music intimate and expressive is their delight.

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

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor
“A Weekend in Paris” When Jean-Baptiste Lully’s monopoly on music in France ended at the end of the 17th century, an explosion of musical creativity erupted in Paris from a new generation of composers including Marais, Rebel, Corrette, Mondonville, and the great master of the age, Jean-Philippe Rameau. Featuring a selection of enchanting works for the Opéra, Ballet, and Chapelle, Thomas and ABS explore the vibrant Parisian spirit of invention, including its incorporation of new, cosmopolitan influences from abroad. The Italian style, especially, is evident in these works, as evidenced by Corrette’s Laudate Dominum, which includes an interpolation of Vivaldi’s “Spring” from The Four Seasons arranged for choir, vocal soloists, and orchestra. Program includes Rameau, Suite from Dardanus; Corrette, Laudate Dominum de coelis (Vivaldi’s “Spring”); Rebel, Les caractères de la danse; Mondonville, In Exitu Israel; and Marais, Suite from Sémélé. With soloists Nola Richardson soprano; Steven Brennfleck haute-contre (debut); William Sharp baritone; and the American Bach Choir.

4 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,
1111 O’Farrell (at Gough), San Francisco
$33–$85
Tickets online

Jennifer Paulino, John Dornenburg, and Elaine Thornburgh
Cantates françoises” Jennifer Paulino, soprano; John Dornenburg, viola da gamba; and Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord, perform cantatas by by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault and Jean-Philippe Rameau.

3 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

Ensemble Vermillian and Les Violettes
“A Musical Banquet: choice delicacies from the French, Italian and German baroque. Ensemble Vermillian and Les Violettes—together at last. Frances Blaker, recorders; David Wilson, violin; and Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello, will collaborate with Corey Carelton, soprano; Colin Shipman, viola da gamba; and Violet Grgich, harpsichord, to present a program filled with choice delicacies from the French, German and Italian baroque, including music by Lambert, Couperin, Bononcini, Buxtehude, Handel, and Bach.

11 AM
Grgich Hills Estate
1829 St. Helena Highway (Highway 29), Rutherford
Tickets $40 general, $30 Wine Club Members
Includes Grgich Hills wines, cheese & charcuterie
707-963-2784 or http://www.grgich.com/events/napa/

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