Calendar: March 12–18, 2018

Wednesday, March 14

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

 


Thursday, March 15

John Rice, musicologist, and Revital Schmerling, soprano
College of Liberal & Creative Arts, San Francisco State University, presents “Music in Arcadia: Batoni’s Portrait of Giacinta Orsini and Aurisicchio’s Cantata” a lecutre and recital by John Rice, musicologist; and Revital Schmerling, soprano. John Rice (musicologist) will present a lecture related to the musical content of Pompeo Batoni’s Rococo portrait of Giacinta Orsini (1741–1759). Pompeo Batoni (1707–1787) was a portrait painter who imbedded allegorical and mythological imagery into his works, and “Portrait of Princess Giacinta Orsini Buoncampagni Ludovisi), circa 1758, at her harpsichord and with a lyre under her right arm is lush with meaning. Placed on the princess’s harpsicord is a music manuscript by Antonio Aurisicchio (1710–1781), which is housed in the Frank V. de Bellis Collection. Rice transcribed Aurisicchio’s cantata, and SFSU School of Music student Revital Schmerling (soprano) will sing the final recitative (“Rendano o numi”) and aria (“Vanne o padre”) from the cantata. Revital Schmerling (soprano) will perform the final recitative and aria of Antonio Aurisicchio’s cantata that is featured in the portrait.

5:30 PM
Knuth Music Hall
San Francisco State University
San Francisco
FREE
415-405-4073, eliassen@sfsu.edu


Friday, March 16

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
“The Miseducation of Quaver: a natural history of a viol consort.” The program features some of its (and its audiences’!)Barefoot is delighted to be able to present Quaver (Brady Lanier, Loren Ludwig, )Marie Szuts, and Tobi Szuts), who are Not Your Parents Viol Consort), playing a new program that celebrates ten years as an ensemble favorite pieces. Their program includes a selection drawn from the ensemble’s eclectic, surprising, and tuneful repertoire including works by Byrd, Jenkins, Shostakovich, RATATAT, Purcell, and others. It’s hard to believe, but Quaver turns 10! And no, they haven’t stopped pushing the limits of what viols will play. Their lush sound will grace pinnacles of the consort tradition, contemporary sonorities, and miniature gems of the renaissance. There will surely be a surprise or two, so come prepared for a wild ride. There will, of course, be the usual Barefoot snax. The lovely wooden acoustic of the Parish Hall at St. Mark’s will provide the perfect place for this concert.

6 PM
Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
All tickets $15 18 and under admitted free and welcome.
Tickets at the door or reserve in advance online
info@barefootchamberconcerts.com or 510-220-1195
www.barefootchamberconcerts.com.

Bay Choral Guild, Sanford Dole, Artistic Director
J.S. Bach St. John Passion. An intensely vivid and dramatic portrayal of the passion of Christ, the St. John Pssion is a vocal and orchetral mastrpiece. With soloists Corey Head as the Evangelist, Jeff Fields as Christus, Tonia d’Amelio, soprano; Heidi Waterman, alto; Michael Desnoyers, tenor; and Nikolas Nackley, baritone; and the Jubilate Orchestra

8 PM pre-concert lecture at 7:30
Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Blvd., Campbell
Tickets online — General $30 / Senior $25 / Student $10
At the concert — General $35 / Senior $30 / Student $10
www.baychoralguild.org

Junior Bach Festival
JBFestival2012_02_sm65th annual Junior Bach Festival opens (Concert 1)
The Junior Bach Festival is dedicated to touching young lives by promoting the study and performance of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Presented annually about the time of Bach’s birthday, March 21, the Festival features in concert some of the finest young musical talent in California (ages 6 to 18), chosen by audition. Tickets are $17 general admission, $12 Seniors, $5 for students 12 and under, except in Concerts 4, 10 and 11, as noted below.  There is a FAMILY PACKAGE, where ALL family members (parents, siblings and grandparents) may attend a single concert for $50.  (Exception: Concert 4, 10 and 11, as noted). More concert details at www.juniorbach.org. Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 16–18 and March 23–25. Eleven concerts (all different) at venues around the Bay Area feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

8 PM (note different starting time)
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org.


Saturday, March 17

Bay Choral Guild, Sanford Dole, Artistic Director
J.S. Bach St. John Passion. An intensely vivid and dramatic portrayal of the passion of Christ, the St. John Pssion is a vocal and orchetral mastrpiece. With soloists Corey Head as the Evangelist, Jeff Fields as Christus, Tonia d’Amelio, soprano; Heidi Waterman, alto; Michael Desnoyers, tenor; and Nikolas Nackley, baritone; and the Jubilate Orchestra

7:30 PM re-concert lecture at 7
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco
Tickets online — General $30 / Senior $25 / Student $10
At the concert — General $35 / Senior $30 / Student $10
www.baychoralguild.org

Junior Bach Festival
JBFestival2012_02_sm65th annual Junior Bach Festival continues (Concerts 2 & 3)
The Junior Bach Festival is dedicated to touching young lives by promoting the study and performance of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Presented annually about the time of Bach’s birthday, March 21, the Festival features in concert some of the finest young musical talent in California (ages 6 to 18), chosen by audition. Tickets are $17 general admission, $12 Seniors, $5 for students 12 and under, except in Concerts 4, 10 and 11, as noted below. There is a FAMILY PACKAGE, where ALL family members (parents, siblings and grandparents) may attend a single concert for $50. (Exception: Concert 4, 10 and 11, as noted). More concert details at www.juniorbach.org. Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 16–18 and March 23–25. Eleven concerts (all different) at venues around the Bay Area feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

2 PM (Concert 2)
7:30 PM (Concert 3)
Christ Episcopal Church
815 Portola Road, Portola Valley
925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org

Live at Mission Blue
 
Josh Lee, viola da gamba, and JungHae Kim, harpsichord, perform Georg Philipp Telemann, Sonata in a minor for viola da gamba and continuo; Carl Friedrich Abel, Sonata in G Major, “For Lady Pembroke;” Marin Marais – Suite in d minor, Livre IV; J.S. Bach – Sonata in D Major for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1028; J.H. D’anglebert prelude in d minor (1689); and Michele Corrette – Sonata in d minor, from Les delices de la solitude, Op. 20.

8 PM
Mission Blue Cultural Center
475 Mission Blue Dr., Brisbane
Tickets online $20, $15
www.LiveAtMissionBlue.com

San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Katherine McKee, Director
“Ave Virgo—Music for the Feasts of Our Lady” The next installment in SFRV’s 2017-18 Season, “A Nun, A Queen, The Lady & A King.” This exquisite concert of rarely performed music will feature Heinrich Isaac’s (ca. 1450–1517) 6-part Missa Virgo Prudentissima. Woven between the movements of the mass will be 4, 5, 6, and 8-part motets (many of them from the Medici Codex of 1518) written by Josquin, Obrecht, Mouton, Willaert, Jacquet de Mantua, and the mysterious Jean Le Santier, for the feast days of the Virgin Mary. Experience the dazzling beauty of this amazing sacred polyphony, resplendent with the magic of interwoven voices, and the glory of a cappella singing.

7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Tickets $20 to $30
Tickets online or 415-650-6258 or SFRVoices@gmail.com

Sonoma Bach
“Sacred Realms: The Eternal City” In the late 15th century, the young Josquin Desprez spent a number of years in Rome as a member of the papal choir. We know this perhaps most surprisingly because he carved his name in one of the choir stalls in the Sistine Chapel. Our concert is inspired by Josquin’s Rome: Hearing and Composing in the Sistine Chapel, a wonderful (and readable!) book by Stanford scholar Jesse Rodin. We follow in Rodin’s steps by exploring music which Guillaume Dufay, Marbrianus de Orto, Josquin and later composers wrote for the papal chapel. Featuring Josquin’s Illibata Dei virgo nutrix and movements from his L’homme armé masses.

8 PM BachGrounder at 7:25 PM
St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church
90 Mountain View Ave., Santa Rosa
$25/$15
Tickets


Sunday, March 18

Bay Choral Guild, Sanford Dole, Artistic Director
J.S. Bach St. John Passion. An intensely vivid and dramatic portrayal of the passion of Christ, the St. John Pssion is a vocal and orchetral mastrpiece. With soloists Corey Head as the Evangelist, Jeff Fields as Christus, Tonia d’Amelio, soprano; Heidi Waterman, alto; Michael Desnoyers, tenor; and Nikolas Nackley, baritone; and the Jubilate Orchestra

6 PM pre-concert lecture at 5:30
First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
Tickets online — General $30 / Senior $25 / Student $10
At the concert — General $35 / Senior $30 / Student $10
www.baychoralguild.org

Junior Bach Festival
JBFestival2012_02_sm65th annual Junior Bach Festival continues (Concert 4)
The Junior Bach Festival is dedicated to touching young lives by promoting the study and performance of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Presented annually about the time of Bach’s birthday, March 21, the Festival features in concert some of the finest young musical talent in California (ages 6 to 18), chosen by audition. Tickets are $17 general admission, $12 Seniors, $5 for students 12 and under, except in Concerts 4, 10 and 11, as noted below. There is a FAMILY PACKAGE, where ALL family members (parents, siblings and grandparents) may attend a single concert for $50. (Exception: Concert 4, 10 and 11, as noted). More concert details at www.juniorbach.org. Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 16–18 and March 23–25. Eleven concerts (all different) at venues around the Bay Area feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

4 PM
Old First Church
1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco
(Note: Ticket for Adult $15, Senior $10, Student $5)
Tickets online or 415-474-1608
925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org.

Junior Bach Festival
JBFestival2012_02_sm65th annual Junior Bach Festival continues (Concert 5)
The Junior Bach Festival is dedicated to touching young lives by promoting the study and performance of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Presented annually about the time of Bach’s birthday, March 21, the Festival features in concert some of the finest young musical talent in California (ages 6 to 18), chosen by audition. Tickets are $17 general admission, $12 Seniors, $5 for students 12 and under, except in Concerts 4, 10 and 11, as noted below. There is a FAMILY PACKAGE, where ALL family members (parents, siblings and grandparents) may attend a single concert for $50. (Exception: Concert 4, 10 and 11, as noted). More concert details at www.juniorbach.org. Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 16–18 and March 23–25. Eleven concerts (all different) at venues around the Bay Area feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

7:30 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco
925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Katherine McKee, Director
“Ave Virgo—Music for the Feasts of Our Lady” The next installment in SFRV’s 2017-18 Season, “A Nun, A Queen, The Lady & A King.” This exquisite concert of rarely performed music will feature Heinrich Isaac’s (ca. 1450–1517) 6-part Missa Virgo Prudentissima. Woven between the movements of the mass will be 4, 5, 6, and 8-part motets (many of them from the Medici Codex of 1518) written by Josquin, Obrecht, Mouton, Willaert, Jacquet de Mantua, and the mysterious Jean Le Santier, for the feast days of the Virgin Mary. Experience the dazzling beauty of this amazing sacred polyphony, resplendent with the magic of interwoven voices, and the glory of a cappella singing.

4 PM
Church of the Advent
261 Fell St., San Francisco
Tickets $20 to $30
Tickets online or 415-650-6258 or SFRVoices@gmail.com

Sonoma Bach
“Sacred Realms: The Eternal City” In the late 15th century, the young Josquin Desprez spent a number of years in Rome as a member of the papal choir. We know this perhaps most surprisingly because he carved his name in one of the choir stalls in the Sistine Chapel. Our concert is inspired by Josquin’s Rome: Hearing and Composing in the Sistine Chapel, a wonderful (and readable!) book by Stanford scholar Jesse Rodin. We follow in Rodin’s steps by exploring music which Guillaume Dufay, Marbrianus de Orto, Josquin and later composers wrote for the papal chapel. Featuring Josquin’s Illibata Dei virgo nutrix and movements from his L’homme armé masses.

3 PM BachGrounder at 2:25 PM
St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church
90 Mountain View Ave., Santa Rosa
$25/$15
Tickets

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