Calendar: February 10–16, 2014

Thursday, February 13

Voices Of Music
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Great Artists Series: “The Art of the Recorder.” Dutch recorder virtuosa Hanneke van Proosdij performs a selection of the signature works for the recorder with dazzling medieval istampittas, tuneful 16th and 17th century songs by, Byrd, van Eyck and Playford, exciting trio sonatas from the baroque by Vivaldi and Telemann, and the world premiere of a new composition by van Proosdij.

8PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
$40/$35
415-260-4687, https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=6&p=1

 

Friday, February 14

Camerata Moresca
Slide 1A Valentine’s Day concert celebrating this romantic evening with love poems and wonderful & passionate music from the baroque by composers – Telemann, Vivaldi, Castello and more!
Wine and pairings will be served at the beginning of the concert.

 

CAMERATA MORESCA: Bernadette Arnold, harpsichord; Eric Finley, baroque violin; Tom Hill, baroque bassoon; Alan Paul, baroque oboe; Glen Shannon, recorders

7:30PM
Our Lady of Peace Church & Shrine
2800 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara
Limited seats available!
Suggested Donation:  $20/single or $30/couple
Reserve your seats now through the gift shop or the rectory office.
Gift Shop:  408-980-9825; Rectory Office:  408-988-4585

 

Magnificat, Warren Stewart, Director
WS_BW“Bach’s Heritage—Pachelbel, Westhoff & the Bach Family” Magnificat will explore the music of Bach’s ancestors and will feature cantatas and instrumental music by Sebastian’s cousins Johann Christoph and Johann Michael Bach as well as Johann Pachelbel and Johann Paul Westhoff. The program is framed by cantata settings of the chorale Christ lag in Todesbanden, opening with Pachelbel’s setting and concluding with that of Johann Sebastian Bach. With soprano Jennifer Ellis Kampani, countertenor Andrew Rader, tenor Paul Elliott and bass Peter Becker; Rob Diggins and Jolianne von Einem, violin; David Wilson and Anthony Martin, viola; Warren Stewart, violoncello; John Dornenburg, violone; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord and organ..

8PM
First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer at Webster, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$12
http://magnificatbaroque.tix.com, http://magnificat.eventbrite.com, or 800-595-4849.

 

Marin Baroque
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“The Subtle Art” Calextone ensemble, led by Shira Kammen, will perform love songs of 14th- and 15th-century France, including works by Machaut, Solage, Binchois, and Busnois.

8PM
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo
$25/$20/$5
415-497-6634

 

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

7:30–10PM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave. (at Leigh)
San Jose.
408-358-0878 or zilbrown@aol.com
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Voices of Music repeats program of February 13.
Great Artists Series: “The Art of the Recorder.” Dutch recorder virtuosa Hanneke van Proosdij performs a selection of the signature works for the recorder with dazzling medieval istampittas, tuneful 16th and 17th century songs by, Byrd, van Eyck and Playford, exciting trio sonatas from the baroque by Vivaldi and Telemann, and the world premiere of a new composition by van Proosdij.

8PM
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere.
$40/$35
415-260-4687, https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=6&p=1

 

 Saturday, February 15

Magnificat repeats program of February 14.
“Bach’s Heritage—Pachelbel, Westhoff & the Bach Family” Magnificat will explore the music of Bach’s ancestors and will feature cantatas and instrumental music by Sebastian’s cousins Johann Christoph and Johann Michael Bach as well as Johann Pachelbel and Johann Paul Westhoff. The program is framed by cantata settings of the chorale Christ lag in Todesbanden, opening with Pachelbel’s setting and concluding with that of Johann Sebastian Bach. With soprano Jennifer Ellis Kampani, countertenor Andrew Rader, tenor Paul Elliott and bass Peter Becker; Rob Diggins and Jolianne von Einem, violin; David Wilson and Anthony Martin, viola; Warren Stewart, violoncello; John Dornenburg, violone; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord and organ.

8PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
$35/$30/$12
http://magnificatbaroque.tix.com, http://magnificat.eventbrite.com, or 800-595-4849.

 

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
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“Klezmer Baroque” Members of the Sunset Baroque Ensemble, Adam Cockerham on theorbo; Noah Strick, violin; and Adaiha MacAdam Somer, cello; with the San Francisco Renaissance Dancers, directed by Jennifer Meller, perform traditional Renaissance and baroque dances to music by Jewish composers of the period. After intermission our dancers present traditional and contemporary Jewish dance set to the music of klezmer; a tradition of the Jews of Ashkenaz.

7:30PM
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Ave., San Francisco.
$20/$15
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/448630

 

Singers’ Retreat
Professor William Mahrt
Weekend workshop for singers, studying and performing works of Renaissance polyphony. Dr. William Mahrt will direct singers in Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s Missa Jam Christus Astra Ascenderat

9AM Saturday through 5:30PM Sunday.
Braun Music Center
Stanford University, Palo Alto.
$110 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
www.renaissancesingersretreat.org, 510-848-5591, leemcr@gmail.com

 

Voices of Music repeats program of February 13.
Great Artists Series: “The Art of the Recorder.” Dutch recorder virtuosa Hanneke van Proosdij performs a selection of the signature works for the recorder with dazzling medieval istampittas, tuneful 16th and 17th century songs by, Byrd, van Eyck and Playford, exciting trio sonatas from the baroque by Vivaldi and Telemann, and the world premiere of a new composition by van Proosdij.

8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco.
$40/$35
415-260-4687, https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=6&p=1

 

Sunday, February 16

Magnificat repeats program of February 14.
“Bach’s Heritage—Pachelbel, Westhoff & the Bach Family” Magnificat will explore the music of Bach’s ancestors and will feature cantatas and instrumental music by Sebastian’s cousins Johann Christoph and Johann Michael Bach as well as Johann Pachelbel and Johann Paul Westhoff. The program is framed by cantata settings of the chorale Christ lag in Todesbanden, opening with Pachelbel’s setting and concluding with that of Johann Sebastian Bach. With soprano Jennifer Ellis Kampani, countertenor Andrew Rader, tenor Paul Elliott and bass Peter Becker; Rob Diggins and Jolianne von Einem, violin; David Wilson and Anthony Martin, viola; Warren Stewart, violoncello; John Dornenburg, violone; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord and organ..

4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell, San Francisco.
$35/$30/$12
http://magnificatbaroque.tix.com, http://magnificat.eventbrite.com, or 800-595-4849.

 

Mills College Music Department
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“Haydn!” Sara Ganz, soprano; Louise Carslake, early flute; Farley Pearce, Classical cello; and Belle Bulwinkle, fortepiano, perform music of Franz Joseph Haydn on period instruments, including solo songs, folksong arrangements, a solo keyboard fantasia, and chamber music for flute, cello and keyboard. A presentation of the Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music present Mills Music Now.

4PM
Littlefield Concert Hall
Mills College
5000 MacArthur, Oakland.
$15/$10
www.boxofficetickets.com

 

MusicSources
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Ilya Polataev, Yale music faculty member and 1st Prize winner of the Leipzig Bach Competition, performs J.S. Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier, Book II (complete), on harpsichord, chamber organ and fortepiano. This program will showcase instruments of the MusicSources collection, as well as illustrating how this repertoire was approached on a variety of keyboard instruments in Bach’s time and throughout history.

5PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$30/$25
510-528-1685 or www.musicsources.org

 

Singers’ Retreat
Professor William Mahrt
William Mahrt Director, performs Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s Missa Jam Christus Astra Ascenderat.

4PM
Stanford University. Venue TBA

 

Voices of Music repeats program of February 13.
Great Artists Series: “The Art of the Recorder.” Dutch recorder virtuosa Hanneke van Proosdij performs a selection of the signature works for the recorder with dazzling medieval istampittas, tuneful 16th and 17th century songs by, Byrd, van Eyck and Playford, exciting trio sonatas from the baroque by Vivaldi and Telemann, and the world premiere of a new composition by van Proosdij.

7:30PM
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita), Berkeley.
$40/$35
415-260-4687, https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=6&p=1