Calendar: November 13–19, 2017

Friday, November 17

Hillside Club Concert Series presents the New Esterházy Quartet
“Vienna, 1784: Quartet party at Storace” The New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) recreate a lively party in Vienna in 1784, when Mozart and Haydn played chamber music together with violin virtuoso Ditters and composer Vanhal at the house of their friend Storace. The program features one string quartet by each of these composers. Read more . . .

8 PM
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street (at Spruce), Berkeley
$25
Tickets for this Friday concert sold only at the door

SFEMS presents Ciaramella, Adam and Rotem Gilbert, Directors
“1517—German Music Before and After the Reformation” A watershed year, 1517 marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. It also saw the death of the great composer Henricus Isaac and the publication of Johannes Reuchlin’s The Art of the Kabbalah, a landmark book that changed the face of musical symbolism in the Renaissance. Ciaramella’s concert—performed on recorders, shawms, bagpipes, viola da gamba, lute, and guitar—features songs of love, lust, and devotion from the Lochamer Liederbuch, the Schedel Liederbuch, the Glogauer Liederbuch, the Songbook of Anna of Cologne, and the Kodex Leopold. The program includes works of Isaac, Paul Hofhaimer, and Ludwig Senfl, topped off with popular dances collected and arranged by Michael Praetorius. Performers are Adam Gilbert, shawm, recorder & bagpipe; Rotem Gilbert, shawm, recorder & bagpipe; Malachai Komanoff Bandy, shawm, viola da gamba, hurdy-gurdy & bagpipe; Adam Bregman, sackbut & recorder; Aki Nishiguchi, shawm & recorder; Jason Yoshida, lute, guitar & percussion. Read more . . .

8 PM — Pre-concert lecture/demonstration especially for children at 8 PM; concert follows immediately
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverly St, Palo Alto — PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE
Tickets: General $45, Seniors $40.50, SFEMS Members $38.25, Students $15
Buy tickets online or phone 510-528-1725
www.sfems.org


Saturday, November 18

HIP Forum
“Musick for Severall Friends,” featuring works from the English Baroque! Rebecca Molinari, recorder; Cynthia Black, violin; Erik Andersen and Gretchen Claassen, violas da gamba; and Derek Tam, harpsichord, perform music by Bull, Ives, Jenkins, Lawes, Locke, Simpson and Ward.

8 PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington St., Albany
Tickets $10–$30
https://musickforseverallfriendsalbany.bpt.me

Marin Baroque, Daniel Canosa, Music Director
“Family Ties” On the program are works by father and son Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and brothers Johann Michael and Franz Joseph Haydn, including F.J. Haydn’s wonderful Missa Brevis Sancti Joannes de Deo (“Kleine Orgelmesse”), Hob XXII:7. The program also features the playful Toy Symphony by L. Mozart and selections from both of W. Mozart’s beatific Vesperae solennes de Confessore, KV 321 & 339. The orchestra includes Sara Usher and Tyler Lewis, violin; Farley Pearce, violoncello; John Dornenburg, violone; and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord & organ.

8 PM
First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3098210 and at the door
Info: 415-497-6634 or marinbaroque@gmail.com
https://www.marinbaroque.org/2017-2018-season

New Esterházy Quartet
“Vienna, 1784: Quartet party at Storace” The New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) recreate a lively party in Vienna in 1784, when Mozart and Haydn played chamber music together with violin virtuoso Ditters and composer Vanhal at the house of their friend Storace. The program features one string quartet by each of these composers. Read more . . .

4 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco
$30 (discounts for SFEMS members, seniors, and students)
415-520-0611 www.newesterhazy.org

SFEMS presents Ciaramella, Adam and Rotem Gilbert, Directors
“1517—German Music Before and After the Reformation” A watershed year, 1517 marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. It also saw the death of the great composer Henricus Isaac and the publication of Johannes Reuchlin’s The Art of the Kabbalah, a landmark book that changed the face of musical symbolism in the Renaissance. Ciaramella’s concert—performed on recorders, shawms, bagpipes, viola da gamba, lute, and guitar—features songs of love, lust, and devotion from the Lochamer Liederbuch, the Schedel Liederbuch, the Glogauer Liederbuch, the Songbook of Anna of Cologne, and the Kodex Leopold. The program includes works of Isaac, Paul Hofhaimer, and Ludwig Senfl, topped off with popular dances collected and arranged by Michael Praetorius. Performers are Adam Gilbert, shawm, recorder & bagpipe; Rotem Gilbert, shawm, recorder & bagpipe; Malachai Komanoff Bandy, shawm, viola da gamba, hurdy-gurdy & bagpipe; Adam Bregman, sackbut & recorder; Aki Nishiguchi, shawm & recorder; Jason Yoshida, lute, guitar & percussion. Read more . . .

7:30 PM Pre-concert lecture/demonstration especially for children at 7 PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave. (at Garber), Berkeley
Tickets: General $45, Seniors $40.50, SFEMS Members $38.25, Students $15
Buy tickets online or phone 510-528-1725
www.sfems.org

Sonoma Bach, Robert Worth, Artistic Director
Claudio Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610 Sonoma Bach Choir, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, and the Whole Noyse, directed by Robert Worth, perform one of the landmarks of the early baroque and one of the most beloved of early-music masterworks. The Vespers music is for an unspecified Marian feast, and can be adapted to fit several liturgies. We present Monteverdi’s spectacular music (along with instrumental interludes and the appropriate chant) in the context of Second Vespers for the Presentation of Mary in the Temple. This joyous feast celebrates a legend from Mary’s childhood, in which the young girl bravely enters the temple to be brought up and educated for her future role.

8 PM Bachgrounder pre-concert talk at 7:25
Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
$25/$15
Tickets online
www.sonomabach.org or 877-914-2224


Sunday, November 19

Gallimaufry, Shira Kammen, Artistic Director
“Wild Things” a concert of early and traditional songs of beasts, great and small, imaginary and actual, terrestrial aerial, and amphibian. Gallimaufry was formed in early 2014 by well-known early music scholar and musician, Shira Kammen. The group performs music from the medieval and Renaissance eras, as well as traditional and contemporary settings of early texts and tunes. The group is unusual in the early music world for performing mostly secular rather than sacred music. Our name, “Gallimaufry,” is a 16th century French word meaning mix or medley (referring usually to a stew or soup), and reflects the variety of music the group performs. Led by Ms. Kammen as Artistic Director, who also arranges and composes some of the music the ensemble performs, Gallimaufry consists of 20 or so singers from throughout the Bay Area, with experience ranging from skilled amateur to semi-professional. Gallimaufry primarily performs a cappella, but each concert also includes some accompanied pieces and some early or traditional instrumental music performed by Ms. Kammen and by guest artists as well.

7 PM
Arlington Community Church
52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington
Tickets (door only): $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students

HIP Forum
“Musick for Severall Friends,” featuring works from the English Baroque! Rebecca Molinari, recorder; Cynthia Black, violin; Erik Andersen and Gretchen Claassen, violas da gamba; and Derek Tam, harpsichord, perform music by Bull, Ives, Jenkins, Lawes, Locke, Simpson and Ward.

4 PM
Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco
2107 Lyon St., San Francisco
Tickets $10–$30
https://musickforseverallfriendssf.bpt.me

MusicSources presents JungHae Kim, harpsichord
Program to be announced. Due to unforseen circumstances, MusicSources Co-Director JungHae Kim will play a harpsichord recital in lieu of Egon Mihajlovic (we hope to re-schedule him at a later date). JungHae Kim is a favorite to MusicSources audiences and her playing is noted for its sensitive touch and profound musical expressivity, carrying on the tradition of her late mentor, Gustav Leonhardt. In this concert she will play her instrument, a copy after Nicholas Dumont (1707) by John Philips of Berkeley. We encourage you to come hear the true art of harpsichord playing by this superb artist.

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

New Esterházy Quartet
“Vienna, 1784: Quartet party at Storace” The New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) recreate a lively party in Vienna in 1784, when Mozart and Haydn played chamber music together with violin virtuoso Ditters and composer Vanhal at the house of their friend Storace. The program features one string quartet by each of these composers. Read more . . .

4 PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church,
555 Waverley Street (at Hamilton), Palo Alto
$30 (discounts for SFEMS members, seniors, and students)
415-520-0611 www.newesterhazy.org

SFEMS presents Ciaramella, Adam and Rotem Gilbert, Directors
“1517—German Music Before and After the Reformation” A watershed year, 1517 marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. It also saw the death of the great composer Henricus Isaac and the publication of Johannes Reuchlin’s The Art of the Kabbalah, a landmark book that changed the face of musical symbolism in the Renaissance. Ciaramella’s concert—performed on recorders, shawms, bagpipes, viola da gamba, lute, and guitar—features songs of love, lust, and devotion from the Lochamer Liederbuch, the Schedel Liederbuch, the Glogauer Liederbuch, the Songbook of Anna of Cologne, and the Kodex Leopold. The program includes works of Isaac, Paul Hofhaimer, and Ludwig Senfl, topped off with popular dances collected and arranged by Michael Praetorius. Performers are Adam Gilbert, shawm, recorder & bagpipe; Rotem Gilbert, shawm, recorder & bagpipe; Malachai Komanoff Bandy, shawm, viola da gamba, hurdy-gurdy & bagpipe; Adam Bregman, sackbut & recorder; Aki Nishiguchi, shawm & recorder; Jason Yoshida, lute, guitar & percussion. Read more . . .

4 PM Pre-concert lecture/demonstration especially for children at 3:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco
Tickets: General $45, Seniors $40.50, SFEMS Members $38.25, Students $15
Buy tickets online or phone 510-528-1725
www.sfems.org

Sonoma Bach, Robert Worth, Artistic Director
Claudio Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610 Sonoma Bach Choir, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, and the Whole Noyse, directed by Robert Worth, perform one of the landmarks of the early baroque and one of the most beloved of early-music masterworks. The Vespers music is for an unspecified Marian feast, and can be adapted to fit several liturgies. We present Monteverdi’s spectacular music (along with instrumental interludes and the appropriate chant) in the context of Second Vespers for the Presentation of Mary in the Temple. This joyous feast celebrates a legend from Mary’s childhood, in which the young girl bravely enters the temple to be brought up and educated for her future role.

7 PM Bachgrounder pre-concert talk at 6:25
Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
$25/$15
Tickets online
www.sonomabach.org or 877-914-2224

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