Calendar: February 27–March 5, 2017

Wednesday, March 1

Stanford Live presents Philharmonia Baroque, Jonathan Cohen, guest conductor
“Operatic Heroes” The countertenor voice allows modern audiences to experience the tone and agility of the baroque’s era’s leading opera roles. Countertenor Iestyn Davies and conductor Jonathan Cohen are masters of this thrilling repertoire. Hear this dynamic duo of expression perform stunning works from their 2012 Gramophone Award-winning recording Arias for Guadagni accompanied by America’s leading period instrument orchestra. Each artist brings his own gifts to the stage in a program of vocal dexterity and nuanced direction for a breathtaking foray into authentic baroque artistry. Featured works inclde Handel, arias from Saul and Theodora; Hasse, works from Didone Abbandonata; Zelenka, Simphonie à 8 Concertanti in A minor; Arne, “Vengeance, O come inspire me!” from Alfred; C.P.E. Bach, Symphony in E major; and Gluck, arias and dances from Telemaco and Orfeo ed Euridice. With Iestyn Davies, countertenor

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


Thursday, March 2

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
SFCM Conservatory Baroque faculty recital, featuring Tekla Cunningham and Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Elisabeth Reed, cello; and Corey Jamason, Harpsichord. Program TBA

7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Sol Joseph Recital Hall
50 Oak St., San Francisco
FREE, Reservations required
Reservations online, boxoffice@sfcm.edu, 415-503-6275


Friday, March 3

East Bay Chapter, ARS
Monthly playing session with guest conductor Tish Berlin. New members and guests welcome.

7:30–10 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland
http://www.symbolicsolutions.com/ebrs-web2015/index.html

 

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Jonathan Cohen, guest conductor
“Operatic Heroes” The countertenor voice allows modern audiences to experience the tone and agility of the baroque’s era’s leading opera roles. Countertenor Iestyn Davies and conductor Jonathan Cohen are masters of this thrilling repertoire. Hear this dynamic duo of expression perform stunning works from their 2012 Gramophone Award-winning recording Arias for Guadagni accompanied by America’s leading period instrument orchestra. Each artist brings his own gifts to the stage in a program of vocal dexterity and nuanced direction for a breathtaking foray into authentic baroque artistry. Featured works include Handel, arias from Saul and Theodora; Hasse, works from Didone Abbandonata; Zelenka, Simphonie à 8 Concertanti in A minor; Arne, “Vengeance, O come inspire me!” from Alfred; C.P.E. Bach, Symphony in E major; and Gluck, arias and dances from Telemaco and Orfeo ed Euridice. With Iestyn Davies, countertenor

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


Saturday, March 4

Albany Consort
Esther, by C.D. Lidarti (1774). Join The Albany Consort for the opera version of the Purim story! A strong woman triumphs over an evil anti-Semitic dictator—with super fun music by Viennese-Italian composer C.G. Lidarti. Performed in Hebrew (with printed English translations) on historical instruments. Full period-instrument orchestra includes Jonathan Salzedo, Marion Rubinstein, Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo and friends. Singers include Rita Lilly (Esther), Kyle Stegall (Achashverosh), Ben Kazez (Haman), Corey Head (Mordechai) and Kari Kirk (Donna Israelita), and the Albany Consort chorus. Semi-staging by Michael Mohammed. Read more . . .

8 PM
Christian Science Building
2601 Durant Ave., Berkeley
$30
www.albanyconsort.org/

Foothill Community Concert Series
“Flauti Dolci & Amici I” A delightful collection of chamber music from ensembles representing the Bay Area’s vibrant Early Music scene.  These recorder and mixed ensembles will perform music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, as well as modern compositions.

3 PM
Foothill Presbyterian Church
5301 McKee Road, San Jose
$10; children 12 and under are free.
Tickets online or at the door

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Jonathan Cohen, guest conductor
“Operatic Heroes” The countertenor voice allows modern audiences to experience the tone and agility of the baroque’s era’s leading opera roles. Countertenor Iestyn Davies and conductor Jonathan Cohen are masters of this thrilling repertoire. Hear this dynamic duo of expression perform stunning works from their 2012 Gramophone Award-winning recording Arias for Guadagni accompanied by America’s leading period instrument orchestra. Each artist brings his own gifts to the stage in a program of vocal dexterity and nuanced direction for a breathtaking foray into authentic baroque artistry. Featured works inclde Handel, arias from Saul and Theodora; Hasse, works from Didone Abbandonata; Zelenka, Simphonie à 8 Concertanti in A minor; Arne, “Vengeance, O come inspire me!” from Alfred; C.P.E. Bach, Symphony in E major; and Gluck, arias and dances from Telemaco and Orfeo ed Euridice. With Iestyn Davies, countertenor

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

San Francisco Bach Choir, Magen Solomon, Director
Magen-Solomon-Artistic-Director-San-Francisco-Choral-Artists-300x263“Many Voices, One Art: A Bay Area Choral Festival” A day-long series of workshops on a variety of choral forms, everything from Barbershop to Bach; Mozart to Broadway; Plainchant to Spirituals; Body Music to Beethoven; Latin to Luther. Come sing, learn, and have fun as we celebrate the rich diversity of Bay Area singing! Workshops of special interest to early music singers includeSongs of the Sephardic Jews with Mark Levy; Singing Gregorian Chant with William Mahrt; Martin Luther to J.S. Bach with Robert Worth; and Beethoven’s Mass in C with Alexandra Amati-Camperi and Magen Solomon. All are welcome! No music reading or vocal training necessary.

10 AM to 4 PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St. at Jackson, San Francisco
FREE but advance registration is required; lunch available (advance purchase only).
Tickes online
www.sfbach.org


Sunday, March 5

Albany Consort
Esther, by C.D. Lidarti (1774). Join The Albany Consort for the opera version of the Purim story! A strong woman triumphs over an evil anti-Semitic dictator—with super fun music by Viennese-Italian composer C.G. Lidarti. Performed in Hebrew (with printed English translations) on historical instruments. Full period-instrument orchestra includes Jonathan Salzedo, Marion Rubinstein, Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo and friends. Singers include Rita Lilly (Esther), Kyle Stegall (Achashverosh), Ben Kazez (Haman), Corey Head (Mordechai) and Kari Kirk (Donna Israelita), and the Albany Consort chorus. Semi-staging by Michael Mohammed. Read more . . .

3 PM
Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Rd, Los Altos Hills
Free
www.albanyconsort.org/

Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra
“For All Things Green and Peaceful” BCRO’s 2017 concert and an afternoon oasis of calm with bright notes of joy, featuring works by Abreu, Ayton, Bach, de Wert, Dufay, Fauré, Rosin, van Proosdij,Vaughan Williams, Vivaldi, and Whitacre. The Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra is an outreach program of Voices of Music.

4 PM
Arlington Community Church parish hall
52 Arlington Ave, Kensington
Admission is FREE but donations gratefully accepted
Plenty of free parking available in the library lot across the street
For more information, contact franfeldon@gmail.com or gr8asf@yahoo.com

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Jonathan Cohen, guest conductor
“Operatic Heroes” The countertenor voice allows modern audiences to experience the tone and agility of the baroque’s era’s leading opera roles. Countertenor Iestyn Davies and conductor Jonathan Cohen are masters of this thrilling repertoire. Hear this dynamic duo of expression perform stunning works from their 2012 Gramophone Award-winning recording Arias for Guadagni accompanied by America’s leading period instrument orchestra. Each artist brings his own gifts to the stage in a program of vocal dexterity and nuanced direction for a breathtaking foray into authentic baroque artistry. Featured works inclde Handel, arias from Saul and Theodora; Hasse, works from Didone Abbandonata; Zelenka, Simphonie à 8 Concertanti in A minor; Arne, “Vengeance, O come inspire me!” from Alfred; C.P.E. Bach, Symphony in E major; and Gluck, arias and dances from Telemaco and Orfeo ed Euridice. With Iestyn Davies, countertenor

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

Musical Waves
“Basically Bach” Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord, and Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin, perform a program of music by J.S. Bach, Schmelzer, and Froberger.

11 AM
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

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