Calendar: March 5–11, 2018

Tuesday, March 6

Musical Waves
“The Food of Love” Jennifer Paulino, soprano, and Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord, perform an evening program offering Purcell songs and solo keyboard works, showcasing his amazingly beautiful ground bass variations.

7 PM
Musical Waves
510 48th Avenue, San Francisco
$25 suggested donation
For reservations email Ilana at ilanabardavid@gmail.com

Sacramento Recorder Society
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Greta Haug-Hryciw. 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.
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Wednesday, March 7

Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director
KatherineKymeThe Berkeley Baroque Strings presents a concerti concert with solos performed by members of the orchestra. The tromba marina, an elongated, triangular instrument with a single string, will be featured in Torelli’s “Sonata in D Major.” Also on the program will be “Concerto for Viola da Gamba in A Major” by Johann Pfeiffer, “Summer” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, J.S. Bach’s Concerto for 2 Violins in d minor, as well as works by Telemann and Handel. Under the music direction of Kati Kyme, a member of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the New Esterházy Quartet, the chamber orchestra is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society.

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

PBO Sessions
“Corelli the Godfather, The Corleone of the Concerto” Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music and harpsichordist Richard Egarr as well as members of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra present an evening of concerto intrigue! This 90-minute deep-dive will shed light on what became the most important instrumental compositional techniques still in use today. This exciting program includes works by Corelli and Handel and a few musical surprises, accompanied by riotous repartee with Richard. Followed by complimentary wine and a chance to meet the musicians..

8 PM
ODC Theatre
3153 17th St., San Francisco
Tickets $25
Seating capacity 250


Thursday, March 8

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Richard Egarr, Guest Conductor and Organist
“Corelli the Godfather” Arcangelo Corelli, godfather of the Concerto Grosso, pioneered and popularized the platform that allowed multiple star soloists in an ensemble to each shine in turn as they took the spotlight. A showcase of immaculate teamwork as much as individual virtuosity, the form found a big fan in the likes of Handel, who studied and stole from Corelli over a lifetime of frenemy rivalry. The program includes Corelli’s Concerto Grossi Op. 6, No. 2 in F and No. 10 in C; George Frideric Handel, Organ Concerto No. 15 in D minor and Concerti Grossi Op. 6, No. 1 in G and No. 4 in A minor; and Georg Muffat, Sonata No. 5 in G major from Armonico tributo.

8 PM
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
$28–$120
Tickets, 415-392-4400

Stanford University Music Department
“The Food of Love” Jennifer Paulino, soprano, and Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord, perform an evening program offering Purcell songs and solo keyboard works, showcasing his amazingly beautiful ground bass variations.

7:30 PM
Memorial Church
450 Sierra Mall, Stanford University, Palo Alto
Free
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Friday, March 9

Barefoot Chamber Concerts and MusicSources present Paolo Pandolfo and Friends
“Paris 1689, A Revolution for the Sun King” Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba and artistic director; Amélie Chemin, viola da gamba; Markus Hunniger, harpsichord; and Thomas Boysen, theorbo, perform a program is based on music by Marin Marais, and includes pieces by François Couperin and Robert de Visée. Published between 1686 and 1689, Marais’ 1st book of Pièces de Violes sets a ‘before’ and ‘after’ in the French musical tradition, and influences all later publications for the viol. It combines the stunning virtuosity of the ‘Sujet Diversité’ (half-way between the English tradition of “divisions on a ground” and Marais’ later ‘Folies d’Espagne’) and the fully mature French style of the two magnificent Suites for two viols. In those years François Couperin was a young ascending star, and Robert De Visée had already published two music books dedicated to his favorite student . . . the King. This ‘Fin de Siècle’ establishes French excellence in Europe, and contains the seeds of its inevitable demise.” This is a rare opportunity to hear the greatest modern master of the favorite instrument of “The Sun King” (the viola da gamba), in an ensemble that matches his extraordinary talents.

8 PM
Saint Mary Magdalene Church
2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley
$40 (unitary pricing); 18 and under admitted free and welcome.
Purchase tickets at the door or order online (recommended) at https://pandolfo.brownpapertickets.com/, Phone: 510-220-1195

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Richard Egarr, Guest Conductor and Organist
“Corelli the Godfather” Arcangelo Corelli, godfather of the Concerto Grosso, pioneered and popularized the platform that allowed multiple star soloists in an ensemble to each shine in turn as they took the spotlight. A showcase of immaculate teamwork as much as individual virtuosity, the form found a big fan in the likes of Handel, who studied and stole from Corelli over a lifetime of frenemy rivalry. The program includes Corelli’s Concerto Grossi Op. 6, No. 2 in F and No. 10 in C; George Frideric Handel, Organ Concerto No. 15 in D minor and Concerti Grossi Op. 6, No. 1 in G and No. 4 in A minor; and Georg Muffat, Sonata No. 5 in G major from Armonico tributo.

7:30 PM
Bing Concert Hall
327 Lasuen Street, Stanford
$15–$95
Tickets, 650-724-BING (2464)


Saturday, March 10

Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director
KatherineKymeThe Berkeley Baroque Strings presents a concerti concert with solos performed by members of the orchestra. The tromba marina, an elongated, triangular instrument with a single string, will be featured in Torelli’s “Sonata in D Major.” Also on the program will be “Concerto for Viola da Gamba in A Major” by Johann Pfeiffer, “Summer” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, J.S. Bach’s Concerto for 2 Violins in d minor, as well as works by Telemann and Handel. Under the music direction of Kati Kyme, a member of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the New Esterházy Quartet, the chamber orchestra is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society.

2 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
$20/$10 children under 12 free
www.berkeleybaroquestrings.org, 415-613-8266

Marin Baroque, Daniel Canosa Music Director
“Bach Motets” Marin Baroque Chamber Choir and period instrument Orchestra present motets by Johann Sebastian Bach, including Jesu, Meine Freude BWV 227 and Komm, Jesu, Komm BWV 229. With Aaron Westman and Anna Washburn, and Cynthia Black, violins & viola; Frédéric Rosselet, violoncello; Farley Pierce, violone; and Yuko Tanaka, organ.

8 PM
First Presbyterian Church
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo
$30/$25/$15  Tickets online and at the door
Info: 415-497-6634 or marinbaroque@gmail.com
https://www.marinbaroque.org/march-2018

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Richard Egarr, Guest Conductor and Organist
“Corelli the Godfather” Arcangelo Corelli, godfather of the Concerto Grosso, pioneered and popularized the platform that allowed multiple star soloists in an ensemble to each shine in turn as they took the spotlight. A showcase of immaculate teamwork as much as individual virtuosity, the form found a big fan in the likes of Handel, who studied and stole from Corelli over a lifetime of frenemy rivalry. The program includes Corelli’s Concerto Grossi Op. 6, No. 2 in F and No. 10 in C; George Frideric Handel, Organ Concerto No. 15 in D minor and Concerti Grossi Op. 6, No. 1 in G and No. 4 in A minor; and Georg Muffat, Sonata No. 5 in G major from Armonico tributo.

8 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
$28–$120
Tickets, 415-392-4400

San Francisco Bach Choir, Magen Solomon, Director
Magen-Solomon-Artistic-Director-San-Francisco-Choral-Artists-300x263“Many Voices, One Art: A Bay Area Choral Festival” Now a beloved Bay Area tradition! Join the SF Bach Choir for an exciting day of singing, learning, and making friends. This year, we explore Bach’s St. John Passion, and will sample the rich diversity of choral music in the Bay Area, Bach to Body Music, Shape Note to Spirituals, Georgian to Gospel, Brazilian to Chant. All are welcome! No music reading or vocal training necessary.

10 AM to 4 PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St. at Jackson, San Francisco
FREE but advance registration is required; lunch available (advance purchase only).
Tickets online
www.sfbach.org

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
George Frideric Handel, Rodelinda Concert version of Handel’s 1725 operatic masterpiece performed by Baroque ensemble voice and instrumental students.

2 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free, Reservations Required
boxoffice@sfcm.edu, 415-503-6275

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

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

 


Sunday, March 11

Congregational Oratorio Society and Orchestra, Gregory Wait, Conductor
“Plagues and Praise: Handel’s Israel in Egypt” The Congregational Oratorio Society and Orchestra, with Joe Guthrie on the organ, performs George Frideric Handel’s Israel in Egypt. The music is vintage Handel, but the text is rather unusual, relating every sort of plague, from frogs to locusts to hail, that the Egyptians had to endure before freeing the Israelites. The large-scale work features two choruses and a chamber orchestra. Soloists are Kaethe Henning, soprano; Debbie McDevitt, mezzo-soprano; and Nathan Wilen, tenor.

3 PM
First Congregational Church
1985 Louis Rd., Palo Alto
Tickets $10 to $15
650-856-6662, office@fccpa.org

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Richard Egarr, Guest Conductor and Organist
“Corelli the Godfather” Arcangelo Corelli, godfather of the Concerto Grosso, pioneered and popularized the platform that allowed multiple star soloists in an ensemble to each shine in turn as they took the spotlight. A showcase of immaculate teamwork as much as individual virtuosity, the form found a big fan in the likes of Handel, who studied and stole from Corelli over a lifetime of frenemy rivalry. The program includes Corelli’s Concerto Grossi Op. 6, No. 2 in F and No. 10 in C; George Frideric Handel, Organ Concerto No. 15 in D minor and Concerti Grossi Op. 6, No. 1 in G and No. 4 in A minor; and Georg Muffat, Sonata No. 5 in G major from Armonico tributo.

4 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
$28–$120
Tickets, 415-392-4400

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
George Frideric Handel, Rodelinda Concert version of Handel’s 1725 operatic masterpiece performed by Baroque ensemble voice and instrumental students.

2 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free, Reservations Required
boxoffice@sfcm.edu, 415-503-6275

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