Calendar: October 30–November 5, 2017

Friday, November 3

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

7:30–10 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland


Saturday, November 4

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Third Sunday Concert Series
Derek Tam (harpsichord) and Erik Andersen (baroque cello) offer a concert of Italian Baroque music. In demand as a conductor and historical keyboardist, Derek Tam performs regularly in the Bay Area and elsewhere A founding member and the harpsichordist of MUSA, a San Francisco-based Baroque ensemble, Derek has also served as principal keyboardist for the symphonies of Merced, Modesto, Napa Valley, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz. He currently serves as the Director of Music at First Congregational Church of Berkeley. He is also Music Director of the Berkeley Community Chorus Chamber Singers. Erik Andersen, newly arrived in the Bay Area, is a graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music at the City University of New York where he completed studies in modern cello under the direction of Marcy Rosen and additional studies under Iris Jortner, Marta Bedkowska, and in historical performance with Lisa Terry. At home on both the modern and baroque cello as well as viola da gamba, he performs with the San Francisco-based early music ensemble HIP Forum.

4 PM
St Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave., Albany
$20/$18 under 12 free
Tickets online

Sunday, November 5

Magnolia Viols
17th and 18th century music for Viol Consort. Amy Brodo, treble and bass viol; Hallie Pridham, treble and bass viol; Farley Pearce, tenor and bass viol; Roy Whelden, bass viol, perform Renaissance and baroque music for a consort of viols from throughout Europe, including compositions by Charpentier, Susato, Ward, Locke, Boismortier, Jenkins, and Salmone Rossi, heavenly and earthly.

4:30 PM
California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison St., Berkeley
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Sunday–Saturday, November 5–11

Road Scholar National Early Music Workshop
Hidden Valley
Enhance your technique and ensemble playing during an intensive workshop with director Letitia Berlin and other stellar faculty. Two fabulous weeks—choose either week or both! Explore the Music of England and France from the 13th to 18th centuries, with some modern composers as well! Faculty are Letitia Berlin and Frances Blaker, recorders; Larry Lipnik, viola da gamba; Joan Kimball, dulcian & shawm; and Shira Kammen, strings and early repertory. Technique classes geared toward application of  practice to the repertoire—making music out of notes! Master class and consort classes. All-Workshop Orchestra, conducted by Frances Blaker. For complete class offerings and to register, visit

Hidden Valley Institute of the Performing Arts
88 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley
To register online visit
For more information contact Peter Meckel at or 831-659-3115.
To register by telephone, call Road Scholar Registration toll-free at 1-800-454-5768 and ask for program number #6254RJ.
For questions about the workshop curriculum please email Tish Berlin, Director, at or call 510-882-1169.

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