Calendar: January 22–28, 2018

Wednesday, January 24

Early Music Open Mic Night
la-barre-and-other-musicians-bouys-croppedJoin us for Early Music Open Mic Night in the East Bay, 4th Wednesday of the month from September through May. This is your opportunity to perform early music in a friendly cabaret style setting. Instrumentalists, singers, soloists, groups, students, youngsters, professionals — all are welcome! Please email earlymusicopenmic@gmail.com with the date you’d like to perform. Time slots will be up to 15 minutes, and there will be six time slots on each night. A Roland state of the art harpsichord/organ will be available on site as well as a regular piano. Food and drinks will be provided.

7–9:30 PM
Hillside Community Church,
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito
Donations gratefully accepted
earlymusicopenmic@gmail.com

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

 


Friday, January 26

Hillside Club Concert Series presents the New Esterházy Quartet
“The Baillot Quartet” The New Esterházy Quartet (Lisa Weiss and Kati Kyme, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; William Skeen, cello) recreate a noteworthy concert from the winter of 1822 in Paris, featuring Boccherini’s Quartet op. 32/6, G206; Haydn’s Quartet op. 76/2; the Andante from Mozart’s Quartet K464; and Beethoven’s Quartet op. 18/5. Read more . . .

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


Saturday, January 27

Robert Burns Birthday Celebration
You’ve probably heard the incomparable songs and poems of Scotland’s National Poet, but have you ever wondered what Robert Burns was really like? Come hear him speak for himself through actor Karl Goldstein, at the Annual Robert Burns Birthday Celebration. This event has become so popular that there is always a full, lively crowd of Burns fans, Scottish, and early music lovers. If you have never seen it, come join with everyone for some hot Scottish fiddling, great songs, laughs, and conviviality, in a costumed, 18th century setting, performed by some of the Bay Area’s best: Karl Goldstein, actor; Susan Rode Morris, soprano; Shira Kammen, fiddle; Phebe Craig, harpsichord; and Julie Jeffrey, viola da gamba. When Susan Rode Morris and Phebe Craig began to record their 18th-century style arrangements of Burns songs, which have been played to rave reviews on National Public Radio’s Performance Today” (“Between the Late and Early”, and “Among the Lasses” on the Donsuemor label), they wanted to learn as much about Burns as they could. His hundreds of letters gave the most fascinating insight into who he was, and an idea was born: to make a performance piece, drawn only from his letters, to present Burns songs in a context where he would be present, through actor Karl Goldstein. You will hear Burns talk about his songs and his life, loves and struggles. You will hear the fiddle tunes that inspired him, played in the 18th century manner. The Robert Burns Celebration is pure Burns, with all his wit and bite, and heart-melting tenderness. Tickets at the door – come early for a good seat and to hear tonight’s special pre-show treat: The California Revels’ own Solstice Singers set the mood with some favorite Burns songs and other delightful Scottish ditties.

8 PM
Hillside Swedenborgian Church
1422 Navellier, El Cerrito
Tickets door only $15–$25
510-848-3422

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
“Master and Student” Rotem Gilbert directs a workshop exploring the music of Franco-Flemish composers, illustrating the relationship between famous teachers and their equally famous students.  Music by Isaac, Senfl, Josquin, Gombert. Willaert and Gabrieli will be featured. The workshop is open to recorder players from the intermediate to advanced level. Please plan on bringing a music stand and a lunch. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

9:30 AM–4:30 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Parish Hall
1300 Fifth Avenue in Belmont
MPRO, SFEMS and ARS members, $50.00; non-members, $55.00. Advanced registration is encouraged as space is limited.
For further information or to register for the workshop please visit the MPRO website at http://mpro-online.org/ or contact Leslie Pont at 650-941-3065.

Musicians from the Valley of the Moon Music Festival
Program I: “Fantasies and Fairy Tales” Eric Hoeprich, clarinet; Catherine Manson, violin/viola; Tanya Tomkins, cello; and Eric Zivian, fortepiano, perform Robert Schumann Fairy Tales for Viola, Clarinet and Piano, works for clarinet and piano by Schumann, Gade and Weber; and Brahms Piano Trio. Valley of the Moon Music Festival, now in its third season, is the first and only festival in the US devoted exclusively to presenting the chamber music of the Classical and Romantic eras, performed on period instruments.

3 PM
Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
Tickets online $30
info@valleyofthemoonmusicfestival.org

New Esterházy Quartet
“The Baillot Quartet” The New Esterházy Quartet (Lisa Weiss and Kati Kyme, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; William Skeen, cello) recreate a noteworthy concert from the winter of 1822 in Paris, featuring Boccherini’s Quartet op. 32/6, G206; Haydn’s Quartet op. 76/2; the Andante from Mozart’s Quartet K464; and Beethoven’s Quartet op. 18/5. 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


Sunday, January 28

New Esterházy Quartet
“The Baillot Quartet” The New Esterházy Quartet (Lisa Weiss and Kati Kyme, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; William Skeen, cello) recreate a noteworthy concert from the winter of 1822 in Paris, featuring Boccherini’s Quartet op. 32/6, G206; Haydn’s Quartet op. 76/2; the Andante from Mozart’s Quartet K464; and Beethoven’s Quartet op. 18/5. 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

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