Calendar: November 6–12, 2017

Tuesday, November 7

Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director
“The Drama of Love and War” Program includes George Frideric Handel, Overture from Alcina; Andrea Falconieri, Battle of Barabaso and Son of Satan; Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in a minor for Viola d’Amore, Devin Hough, Soloist; Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Battalia; and Jean-Baptiste Lully, Suite, The Triumph of Love. Berkeley Baroque Strings is an amateur orchestra of string players, led by Kati Kyme, who conducts, instructs, coaches and inspires the players in the essence of Baroque style, technique and elegant musicianship.

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

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Glen Shannon. 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
sacrecorders.wordpress.com

 


Wednesday, November 8

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

 

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Director
“Vivaldi in Venice ” Violin legend Elizabeth Blumenstock returns to lead a vivacious program, postmarked Venice—music by Venetians and by those who visited this hub of baroque violin music. Hear Elizabeth’s 1660 Guarneri sing in a program she designed to spotlight our virtuosic players. In addition, oboist Marc Schachman will perform the virtuosic Albinoni Concerto in D minor after the band opens with Vivaldi’s beloved “Autumn” from The Four Seasons.

7:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
$28–$120
Tickets online or 650-724-2464


Thursday, November 9

Cal Performances presents Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, Director
Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas; Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Actéon. The French early-music ensemble Les Arts Florissants has earned international acclaim for reviving Baroque opera with vivid theatricality, keen musicological insight, and a distinctly modern dramatic sense. Director William Christie leads the ensemble in two sonically rich works involving supernatural powers meddling in mortal affairs—Purcell’s transcendent Dido and Aeneas and Charpentier’s pastorale Actéon, each a seamless marriage of narrative and music.

8 PM
Zellerbach Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Tickets start at $48
Tickets online, 510-642-9988, or tickets@calperformances.org or at the Zellerbach box office Tue–Fri, 12–5:30 PM; Sat & Sun, 1–5 PM; and approximately one hour prior to curtain. Closed Mondays and some University holidays.


Friday, November 10

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, Director
Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas; Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Actéon. The French early-music ensemble Les Arts Florissants has earned international acclaim for reviving Baroque opera with vivid theatricality, keen musicological insight, and a distinctly modern dramatic sense. Director William Christie leads the ensemble in two sonically rich works involving supernatural powers meddling in mortal affairs—Purcell’s transcendent Dido and Aeneas and Charpentier’s pastorale Actéon, each a seamless marriage of narrative and music.

7:30 PM
Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State University
1801 E Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
$79–$101
Tickets online

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Glen Shannon. New members and guests welcome.

7:30–10 PM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave (at Leigh), San Jose
408-358-0878 or zilbrown@aol.com

 

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Director
“Vivaldi in Venice ” Violin legend Elizabeth Blumenstock returns to lead a vivacious program, postmarked Venice—music by Venetians and by those who visited this hub of baroque violin music. Hear Elizabeth’s 1660 Guarneri sing in a program she designed to spotlight our virtuosic players. In addition, oboist Marc Schachman will perform the virtuosic Albinoni Concerto in D minor after the band opens with Vivaldi’s beloved “Autumn” from The Four Seasons.

8 PM
Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
$28–$120
Tickets online or 415-295-1900


Saturday, November 11

Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director
“The Drama of Love and War” Program includes George Frideric Handel, Overture from Alcina; Andrea Falconieri, Battle of Barabaso and Son of Satan; Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in a minor for Viola d’Amore, Devin Hough, Soloist; Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Battalia; and Jean-Baptiste Lully, Suite, The Triumph of Love. Berkeley Baroque Strings is an amateur orchestra of string players, led by Kati Kyme, who conducts, instructs, coaches and inspires the players in the essence of Baroque style, technique and elegant musicianship.

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

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Director
“Vivaldi in Venice ” Violin legend Elizabeth Blumenstock returns to lead a vivacious program, postmarked Venice—music by Venetians and by those who visited this hub of baroque violin music. Hear Elizabeth’s 1660 Guarneri sing in a program she designed to spotlight our virtuosic players. In addition, oboist Marc Schachman will perform the virtuosic Albinoni Concerto in D minor after the band opens with Vivaldi’s beloved “Autumn” from The Four Seasons.

8 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
$28–$120
Tickets online or 415-295-1900

University of California Alumni Chorus and Chamber Chorus
Dr. Mark Sumner, conductor, with the Jubilate Orchestra presents “Voices of Change,” a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, featuring J.S. Bach’s Reformation Chorale Cantata Ein feste Burg as well as movements from “Messyah!” a modern re-imagining of Handel’s Messiah by British composer Paul Ayres. Our concert honors these and other composers known for their pivotal roles in the history of choral music from the past to the present, including Monteverdi, Gesualdo, and Schoenberg, and will feature the Bay Area’s renowned Jubilate Orchestra, as well as guest soloists Mickala Cheadle, soprano; Kate Offer, soprano; Leandra Ramm, mezzo soprano; and Ed Betts, tenor.

3 PM
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley campus
Tickets online $20/$15/$10 or at the door.
Information: www.ucac.net

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

9 AM–3 PM
Hillside Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
www.pacificaviols.org/

 


Sunday, November 12

Mills College Music Department
“Purloined Pages ” Belle Bulwinkle (Mills faculty), fortepiano; Cynthia Keiko Black, violin; and David Morris, cello, perform Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Fred Frith. Purloined Pages is a concert of transcriptions, or you could call them translations, from one genre to another; for instance, a four-hand piano duo becomes a piano trio. The performers have made their own arrangements of the pieces on the concert. These arrangements in particular give the strings more interesting and challenging parts than the normal classic era trio literature. The program also includes a Beethoven Bagatelle for solo piano transmogrified for our trio by famous Mills composer Fred Frith.

4 PM
Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College Music Department
5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
Wheelchair accessible, Free parking on campus
$15 general/$10 seniors, non-Mills students, and Mills alums
Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online at: https://www.boxofficetickets.com/bot/wa/event?id=324403
For detailed information, please visit the Music Now webpage: http://musicnow.mills.edu

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Director
“Vivaldi in Venice ” Violin legend Elizabeth Blumenstock returns to lead a vivacious program, postmarked Venice—music by Venetians and by those who visited this hub of baroque violin music. Hear Elizabeth’s 1660 Guarneri sing in a program she designed to spotlight our virtuosic players. In addition, oboist Marc Schachman will perform the virtuosic Albinoni Concerto in D minor after the band opens with Vivaldi’s beloved “Autumn” from The Four Seasons.

4 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
$28–$120
Tickets online or 415-295-1900

Thomas Tallis Workshop near Sacramento
Exploring the many styles of music by Thomas Tallis (1505–1585) Dr. Lee Lovallo leads a reading session for singers surveying Tallis’s music: sacred, secular, Protestant and Catholic. Tallis, together with William Byrd, produced music of exemplary quality in England during the 16th century. We will read mostly polyphonic pieces in four voice parts using modern editions. Organ accompaniment will be available as needed, but good reading skills will be helpful. Scores available free online or for purchase at the event.  $10 fee; music is free download or $10 at workshop. Sponsored by Renaissance Choir Sacramento, Dr. Lee T. Lovallo, Director.

3–5 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
7850 Watt Ave., Antelope, CA free parking
$10 Music available at workshop for $10 or download here for free (see below).
Out from the Deep   http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/6/6d/Oftd.pdf
If Ye Love Me   http://aoedeconsort.org/scores_files/Tallis_If_ye_love_me.pdf
In pace in idipsum [note: alto and tenor exchange part mm. 22-49,59-end]   http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/b/b8/Tallis_-_In_pace_%28low_pitch%29.pdf
Audivi vocem [note: soprano and alto exchange parts mm. 1-10]   http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/8/81/Tallis-Audivi_Vocem-With-Chant.pdf
When shall my sorrowful sighing slake   http://www1.cpdl.org/wiki/images/2/20/Wsmsss.pdf
Like as the doleful dove   http://www1.cpdl.org/wiki/images/e/eb/Latdd.pdf
For more information visit www.RenaissanceChoirSacramento.com or inquire to ltlovallo@gmail.com, 916-320-8423

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