Calendar: September 11–17, 2017

Wednesday, September 13

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
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

 

San Francisco Early Music Society
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SFEMS Annual Membership Meeting. President’s annual report, nomination and election of new Directors, Affiliates’ reports, and members’ forum are some of the agenda. All members welcome and encouraged to attend. Refreshments!

7–8:15 PM
The Musical Offering
2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Free and open to all members
Information: 510-528-1725, sfems@sfems.org


Friday, September 15

Resonance @ First Church Berkeley
“Mozart for Friends” Delve into the sound world of 1780s Vienna with three masterful chamber works by Mozart, performed on instruments similar to ones he would have played himself. First Church Director of Music and fortepianist Derek Tam will be joined by violinist Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, violist Natalie Carducci, and cellist Gretchen Claassen. Program includes Sonata for violin and piano in E minor, K. 304; Fortepiano Trio in C major, K. 548; and Fortepiano Quartet in G minor, K. 478.

8 PM
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
$15–$25


Saturday, September 16

Sal’s Baroque Opera Company
“La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers” Sal’s Baroque Opera Company, led by artistic director David Morris and producer Sal Blaker presents a semi-staged performance of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s opera La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers (the descent of Orpheus into the underworld).

8 PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall
1501 Washington Street, Albany
Tickets available at the door.
Requested donation $15/general, $10/seniors and students. Under 12 free.
Reception following the concert.


Sunday, September 17

Sal’s Baroque Opera Company
“La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers” Sal’s Baroque Opera Company, led by artistic director David Morris and producer Sal Blaker presents a semi-staged performance of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s opera La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers (the descent of Orpheus into the underworld).

8 PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall
1501 Washington Street, Albany
Tickets available at the door.
Requested donation $15/general, $10/seniors and students. Under 12 free.
Reception following the concert.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Ordo Virtutum Back by popular demand San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director) acclaimed East-Indian infused production (“Hildegard’s music rang out anew,” … Los Angeles Times) of Ordo Virtutum (The Play of the Virtues) by the medieval mystic nun Hildegard von Bingen returns! One of the earliest extant liturgical musical dramas that provided the basis for the art form we now know as opera, Ordo Virtutum tells the story of the challenges of The Human Soul (Anime) as she is guided by The Virtues led by their queen Humility, to obtain wholeness of the spirit. Our stellar singers and dancers will be joined by our returning original-cast, internationally-renowned instrumentalists, Deepak Ram (bansuri), Diana Rowan (Celtic harp) and local favorite, Todd Jolly (percussion).

4 PM
Church of the Advent of Christ the King
261 Fell Street, San Francisco
$20–$30
Tickets online or 415-650-6258

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