Calendar: January 8–14, 2018

Tuesday, January 9

San Francisco Bach Choir, Magen Solomon, Director
“Bach and Brew: A Musical Sing-in” SFBC is taking over Standard Deviant Brewing for an evening of socializing and singing! Enjoy a cold brew and a taste of the Bach Choir. Artistic Director Magen Solomon will lead everyone through highlights of SFBC’s May 2018 concert program, as well as a few drinking songs. Beer and food will be available for sale. Grab a singing friend, and join tjos fun night of singing, food, companionship, and beer!

6 PM Food, beer, and socializing; 7:30 PM Group sing; 8:30 PM More beer & socializing!
Standard Deviant Brewing
280 14th St., San Francisco
Free but pre registration required: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3211259
855-473-2224 or www.sfbach.org/brew

 


Wednesday, January 10

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

 

John Dornenburg, viola da gamba, and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord
Music by Marin Marais from his Second Book, including Suites in D minor, E Minor, and E Major. Notable program pieces such as Cloches ou Carillon, Fugue in E minor, and the great Tombeaus for Lully and St. Colombe will be featured alongside gorgeous preludes and dances.

7:30 PM
Memorial Church Chapel,
650 Serra Mall, Stanford University Campus, Palo Alto
Advance tickets: general $15 | senior $10 | student $10 (Now on sale!) At the door: general $20 | senior $15 | student $15 | Free for Stanford students with SUID

Friday, January 12

Albany Consort Baroque Micro-Orchestra
“Albany Consort Baroque Micro-Orchestra Repaints the Past” Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord; Marion Rubinstein, recorder; Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, violin; Brandon Labadie, oboe; Georgeanne Banker, bassoon; and Gretchen Claassen, cello, perform arrangements of Monteverdi Ohimè dov’è il mio ben, Vivaldi Winter, Bach Cantata 189, and Bach English Suite in F. Vivaldi arranged some of his own concertos for this exact group, but not Winter, one of my all time favorites. Bach’s instrumental solo and ensemble music found its way into his cantatas, but never the other way round. Why not? Monteverdi took a chord pattern and used it as the basis of a beautiful extended madrigal – we want it back! Thus, this concert, featuring four of Jonathan’s arrangements for this group of six musicians that will amaze you with its rich sound. Half strings and half wind – the whole baroque orchestra in miniature.

12:30 PM
Stanford Hospital Atrium
300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford
Free. No ticket required
Information: http://www.albanyconsort.org/next-concert/, 408-480-0182.

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Shira Kammen. 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

 


Saturday, January 13

Albany Consort Baroque Micro-Orchestra
“Albany Consort Baroque Micro-Orchestra Repaints the Past” Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord; Marion Rubinstein, recorder; Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, violin; Brandon Labadie, oboe; Georgeanne Banker, bassoon; and Gretchen Claassen, cello, perform arrangements of Monteverdi Ohimè dov’è il mio ben, Vivaldi Winter, Bach Cantata 189, and Bach English Suite in F. Vivaldi arranged some of his own concertos for this exact group, but not Winter, one of my all time favorites. Bach’s instrumental solo and ensemble music found its way into his cantatas, but never the other way round. Why not? Monteverdi took a chord pattern and used it as the basis of a beautiful extended madrigal – we want it back! Thus, this concert, featuring four of Jonathan’s arrangements for this group of six musicians that will amaze you with its rich sound. Half strings and half wind – the whole baroque orchestra in miniature.

8 PM
Congregation Etz Chayim
4161 Alma, Palo Alto
$35 general, $80 family
Tickets and information: http://www.albanyconsort.org/next-concert/, 408-480-0182

Maria Tomillo, Historical dance
Introduction to Spanish dance, a two-part workshop, led by Maria Tomillo. The first half, scheduled for Saturday, January 13, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., will work from the Manuscrito Toscano; the second part, on Sunday, January 14, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., will explore the work of Juan de Esquivel. Students may attend one or both parts of this weekend workshop. No previous dance background is needed.

12:30–3:30 PM 12–3 PM
Sunset Movement Arts
1647 Taraval Street, (between 26th and 27th Avenues), San Francisco.
The fee for each session is $60, when paid in advance, or $70 per session for drop-in attendees. The advance registration fee for students who take both sessions will be $100 (or $120 for drop-ins). A minimum of 10 students per session is necessary; no more than 18 students per session can be accepted.
To register and for information contact Stephanie Neira, 415-637-2416.

Ensemble Vermillian and Les Violettes
“A Musical Banquet: Choice delicacies from the 17th and 18th Centuries” Les Violettes (David Wilson, violin; Corey Carleton, voice; Colin Shipman, viola da gamba; Violet Grgich, harpsichord) and Ensemble Vermillion (Frances Blaker, recorders; David Wilson, violin; Barbara Blaker Krumdiek, cello) perform gorgeous music by Bach, Buxtehude and Handel. To create an intimate space, you will be seated on the stage along with the musicians. And, as a special treat, Chef Bob Hurley will prepare a culinary feast of hors d’oeuvres to accompany the mouth-watering Grgich Hills wines at a reception on stage following the performance. Come for a musical, culinary and vinous feast!. Ensemble Vermillian and Les Violettes—together again! In addition, we have a special Friends and Family price of $50 per person ($85 regular). Please use code FEAST when checking out.

3 PM
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
100 California Drive, Yountville
$50 / person special Friends & Family price!
To order tickets click here and use code FEAST:
http://lincolntheater.com/vbo/?page=selectevent&eid=23611&edid=0

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

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

 


Sunday, January 14

Albany Consort Baroque Micro-Orchestra
“Albany Consort Baroque Micro-Orchestra Repaints the Past” Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord; Marion Rubinstein, recorder; Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, violin; Brandon Labadie, oboe; Georgeanne Banker, bassoon; and Gretchen Claassen, cello, perform arrangements of Monteverdi Ohimè dov’è il mio ben, Vivaldi Winter, Bach Cantata 189, and Bach English Suite in F. Vivaldi arranged some of his own concertos for this exact group, but not Winter, one of my all time favorites. Bach’s instrumental solo and ensemble music found its way into his cantatas, but never the other way round. Why not? Monteverdi took a chord pattern and used it as the basis of a beautiful extended madrigal – we want it back! Thus, this concert, featuring four of Jonathan’s arrangements for this group of six musicians that will amaze you with its rich sound. Half strings and half wind – the whole baroque orchestra in miniature.

8 PM
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street (at Lincoln), Palo Alto
$35 general, $80 family
Tickets and information: http://www.albanyconsort.org/next-concert/, 408-480-0182

Maria Tomillo, Historical dance
Introduction to Spanish dance, a two-part workshop, led by Maria Tomillo. The first half, scheduled for Saturday, January 13, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., will work from the Manuscrito Toscano; the second part, on Sunday, January 14, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., will explore the work of Juan de Esquivel. Students may attend one or both parts of this weekend workshop. No previous dance background is needed.

12:30–3:30 PM 12–3 PM
Sunset Movement Arts
1647 Taraval Street, (between 26th and 27th Avenues), San Francisco.
The fee for each session is $60, when paid in advance, or $70 per session for drop-in attendees. The advance registration fee for students who take both sessions will be $100 (or $120 for drop-ins). A minimum of 10 students per session is necessary; no more than 18 students per session can be accepted.
To register and for information contact Stephanie Neira, 415-637-2416.

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