Calendar: March 6-12, 2017

Monday, March 6

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

7:30 PM
Memorial Church,
450 Serra Mall, Stanford University
Free
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Tuesday, March 7

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Greta Haug-Hryciw. 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.
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Wednesday, March 8

Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director
KatherineKyme“A Tour of Italy” Last fall’s program of concerto movements featuring soloists from our orchestra was so successful, we’re doing it again! Our soloists will perform concerto movements by Vivaldi; plus Locatelli’s “Plaint of Ariadne;” Corelli’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 10; and Geminiani’s La Folia. In addition to our two Berkeley concerts, we are very excited to be performing our debut concert in San Francisco!

7:30 PM
Parish Hall, St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
2837 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley.
Free (donations gratefully accepted)
www.berkeleybaroquestrings.org

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

 

Derek Tam, harpsichord
Derek Tam performs an all-Bach recital, including the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue; French Overture; and the Italian Concerto.

8 PM
private residence, San Francisco
$30 recommended donation
To make a reservation and get venue information, contact Derek Tam at derek.saiho.tam@gmail.com.

 


Thursday, March 9

Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director
KatherineKyme“A Tour of Italy” Last fall’s program of concerto movements featuring soloists from our orchestra was so successful, we’re doing it again! Our soloists will perform concerto movements by Vivaldi; plus Locatelli’s “Plaint of Ariadne;” Corelli’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 10; and Geminiani’s La Folia. In addition to our two Berkeley concerts, we are very excited to be performing our debut concert in San Francisco!

7:30 PM
St Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco
Tickets $20, students $10, children under 12 free
www.berkeleybaroquestrings.org


Saturday, March 11

Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director
KatherineKyme“A Tour of Italy” Last fall’s program of concerto movements featuring soloists from our orchestra was so successful, we’re doing it again! Our soloists will perform concerto movements by Vivaldi; plus Locatelli’s “Plaint of Ariadne;” Corelli’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 10; and Geminiani’s La Folia. In addition to our two Berkeley concerts, we are very excited to be performing our debut concert in San Francisco!

4 PM
Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
Tickets $20, students $10, children under 12 free
www.berkeleybaroquestrings.org

Cal Performances presents Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
“Foreign Affairs: Characters of the Baroque” The esteemed Berlin-based early music ensemble returns with an eclectic and exuberant program of Baroque works showcasing the musicians’ finesse at navigating French, German, English, and Italian repertoire. “The orchestra’s level of virtuosity, ensemble and interpretive cohesion made the seventeen musicians seem to breathe and think as one” (The Washington Post). Program includes Telemann, Overture-Suite in B-flat Major, TWV 55:B5, Les Nations; Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049; Handel, Suite from Almira, HWV 1; Vivaldi, Concerto for Two Oboes in D minor, RV 535; and Rebel, Les caractères de la Danse.

8 PM
Hertz Hall
University of California, Berkeley
$42 and up
Tickets online or 510-642-9988

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Students from the SFCM Baroque Ensemble present a fully-staged production of George Frideric Handel’s Atalanta, with period orchestra, conducted by Corey Jamason.

7 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak St., San Francisco
FREE, no tickets required
boxoffice@sfcm.edu, 415-503-6275

Second Saturday Chamber Music Series
“Mozart Chamber Music for Period Instrument Strings and Fortepiano,” featuring Anthony Martin, violin; David sego, viola; Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, cello; and Andy Canepa, fortepiano

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

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly viol consort playing with guest coach Adaiha MacAdam-Somer. Players of all levels welcome. Newcomers please phone ahead.

9 AM–3 PM
Hillside Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
RSVP. Please email or phone ahead.
dcantey@att.net


Sunday, March 12

Barefoot All-Stars
“Music Before the Puritans” The Barefoot All-Stars have been entertaining Bay Area audiences since their first appearance at the Berkeley Festival Fringe in 2012. In this program, Barefoot’s core string band will present their unique take on one of the most fascinating and varied repertoires known to Early Music: Elizabethan and Jacobean consort music. Intricate fantasies and In nomines by Gibbons, Coprario, Byrd and others will be interspersed with lavishly decorated dances by Dowland, Holborne and more. Featured in this program will be the extraordinary and rarely-heard fantasies for “Great Dooble Bass” by Orlando Gibbons and Giovanni Coprario. Featuring Shira Kammen, Peter Hallifax, Julie Jeffrey, David Morris and Lynn Tetenbaum, viols, violin, and the great dooble bass. A co-presentation of the San Francisco Early Music Society and the California Jazz Conservatory.

4:30 PM
California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison St., Berkeley
$20
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MusicSources
“Music of Beethoven and Schumann” Making a West Coast tour, David Hyun-Su Kim is building a distinguished career as a pianist and fortepianist, specializing of the late Classical and Romantic eras on authentic instruments. He will play music of Beethoven and Schumann on a splendid replica of an early Romantic style fortepiano.

5 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
$30 non members, $25 MusicSources members and seniors, $10 students 18 yrs. or younger
510-528-1685 or 
info@musicsources.org
www.musicsources.org

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Students from the SFCM Baroque Ensemble present a fully-staged production of George Frideric Handel’s Atalanta, with period orchestra, conducted by Corey Jamason.

2 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak St., San Francisco
FREE, no tickets required
boxoffice@sfcm.edu, 415-503-6275

Second Sundays Concert Series
Karen Clark crop 
“Remembered Migrations” Varja Voices, Karen Clark, Director, and Shira Kammen, early strings, have teamed up for a unique performance treating the inner lives of women from as far flung eras and places as medieval France, 20th-century Appalachia, 12th century China, and contemporary works inspired by those voices and more. The styles are similarly diverse, from the motets and chansons to familiar folk to vocal abstractions. Several of the works are premiers by composers Theresa Wong and also Shira Kammen, who joins the ensemble for this performance. Woven throughout is a journey into the alchemy of the human spirit.

7:30 PM
Swedenborgian Church
2107 Lyon Street (corner of Washington St.), San Francisco
$20
Tickets online or at the door
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