Calendar: February 5–11, 2018

Tuesday, February 6

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Judith Linsenberg. 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, February 7

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
“Harmonic Convergence” features Haydn in his heyday and Classicism at its crystalline zenith. Mozart’s Symphony No. 17 sparkles with the summer of his sixteenth year. Sir William Herschel, who later discovered the planet Uranus, was still contemplating the structure of chords before he turned his telescope to the cosmos. Our own planets have aligned to bring star cellist Steven Isserlis back to perform Haydn’s Concerto for Violoncello No. 2 in D major, fresh off his 2018 GRAMMY®-nominated album, in a program featuring Haydn, father of both the symphony and the string quartet, in pieces that merge his mastery of both. Program includes Mozart Symphony No. 17 in G major, Haydn Concerto for Violoncello No. 2 in D major, Stephen Isserlis, violoncello soloist, Herschel Symphony No. 8 in C minor, and Haydn Symphony No. 43 in E-flat major “Mercury.”

7:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
$27–$125
Tickets online or 415-392-4400


Friday, February 9

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
“Harmonic Convergence” features Haydn in his heyday and Classicism at its crystalline zenith. Mozart’s Symphony No. 17 sparkles with the summer of his sixteenth year. Sir William Herschel, who later discovered the planet Uranus, was still contemplating the structure of chords before he turned his telescope to the cosmos. Our own planets have aligned to bring star cellist Steven Isserlis back to perform Haydn’s Concerto for Violoncello No. 2 in D major, fresh off his 2018 GRAMMY®-nominated album, in a program featuring Haydn, father of both the symphony and the string quartet, in pieces that merge his mastery of both. Program includes Mozart Symphony No. 17 in G major, Haydn Concerto for Violoncello No. 2 in D major, Stephen Isserlis, violoncello soloist, Herschel Symphony No. 8 in C minor, and Haydn Symphony No. 43 in E-flat major “Mercury.”

8 PM
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco$27–$125
Tickets online or 415-392-4400

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Tish Berlin. 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, February 10

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
“Harmonic Convergence” features Haydn in his heyday and Classicism at its crystalline zenith. Mozart’s Symphony No. 17 sparkles with the summer of his sixteenth year. Sir William Herschel, who later discovered the planet Uranus, was still contemplating the structure of chords before he turned his telescope to the cosmos. Our own planets have aligned to bring star cellist Steven Isserlis back to perform Haydn’s Concerto for Violoncello No. 2 in D major, fresh off his 2018 GRAMMY®-nominated album, in a program featuring Haydn, father of both the symphony and the string quartet, in pieces that merge his mastery of both. Program includes Mozart Symphony No. 17 in G major, Haydn Concerto for Violoncello No. 2 in D major, Stephen Isserlis, violoncello soloist, Herschel Symphony No. 8 in C minor, and Haydn Symphony No. 43 in E-flat major “Mercury.”

8 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley (main entrance, Dana & Durant)
$27–$125
Tickets online or 415-392-4400

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
The Festival’s 45th Season opens with “Cupid’s Gift—Love Songs & Enchantments.” Traveling all the way from England to bring you the experience of falling in love—one of a beating heart and a quick smile—soprano Elizabeth Hungerford will enchant you. Enjoy gentle plucked strings that carry you through simple songs of romance, marked with dignified accompaniment by Hideki Yamaya, 10-course Renaissance lute; and Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord & virginals. Elizabeth performed in 2016 and the audience then fell in love with her expressive voice, witty engagement, and tremendous musicianship. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this is a concert that cannot be missed.

7:30 PM
UC Santa Cruz Recital Hall
Meyer Drive, UCSC Campus, Santa Cruz
$35/$25/$22/$10
Tickets online, 831-457-9693, or www.scbaroque.org


Sunday, February 11

The Arts at St. Bede’s presents Jin Kyung Lim
Candlelight Evensong and recital. Celebrate the waning of winter with music to warm the heart and cheer the soul on the last Sunday before Lent begins. The choir of St. Bede’s, directed by Katherine McKee and accompanied by Jin Kyung Lim, will be joined by members of Trinity Episcopal Church to sing Evensong, a centuries-old service of choral music, readings, psalms, and meditiation. After the service, Dr. Lim will offer a keyboard recital on St. Bede’s Von Beckerath organ and her own 2-manual harpsichord, built by Bay Area harpsichord maker Kevin Fryer. A reception will follow the concert, and a free will offering will be accepted to benefit Los Ayudantes literacy program.

4 PM
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
2650 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park
Free. Donations accepted to benefit Los Ayudantes literacy program
kmckee@stbedesmenlopark.org, 650-854-6456

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
“Harmonic Convergence” features Haydn in his heyday and Classicism at its crystalline zenith. Mozart’s Symphony No. 17 sparkles with the summer of his sixteenth year. Sir William Herschel, who later discovered the planet Uranus, was still contemplating the structure of chords before he turned his telescope to the cosmos. Our own planets have aligned to bring star cellist Steven Isserlis back to perform Haydn’s Concerto for Violoncello No. 2 in D major, fresh off his 2018 GRAMMY®-nominated album, in a program featuring Haydn, father of both the symphony and the string quartet, in pieces that merge his mastery of both. Program includes Mozart Symphony No. 17 in G major, Haydn Concerto for Violoncello No. 2 in D major, Stephen Isserlis, violoncello soloist, Herschel Symphony No. 8 in C minor, and Haydn Symphony No. 43 in E-flat major “Mercury.”

4 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley (main entrance, Dana & Durant)
$27–$125
Tickets online or 415-392-4400

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