Calendar: April 9–15, 2018

Monday, April 9

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor
Claudio Monteverdi, Vespro della Beata Vergine (“Vespers of 1610”), Magnificat a 6 voci. Like the most treasured works of art and spectacular architectural wonders, a handful of musical masterworks of the Baroque have taken their places in the hearts of music lovers for all time. Our 29th subscription season continues with Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine (also known as the “Vespers of 1610”), a monumental work that displays its composer’s brilliant assimilation of styles—old and new, sacred and secular—and his masterful command of a wide palette of musical structures including psalm settings, sacred concertos, hymns, motets, and sonatas, all bound together by Gregorian chant. With soloists Nils Brown, tenor; Katelyn Aungst & Julie Bosworth, sopranos; Nicholas Burns & Jay Carter, countertenors; Steven Brennfleck & Jonathan Smucker, tenors; David McFerrin, baritone; William Meinert & Jeffrey Fields, basses; and the American Bach Choir.

7 PM
Davis Community Church
412 C Street, Davis

Tickets online $35 to $89
415-621-7900, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org


Wednesday, April 11

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, April 13

Hillside Club Concert Series presents the New Esterházy Quartet
“London, 1845: Gratitude to Haydn” In 1845, after performing all the Beethoven Quartets, the Beethoven Quartett Society of London presented a concert of quartets by Haydn, “the great Father of that refined music.” In recreating this program, The New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) present the perfect ending to the series of highlights from string quartet history they have presented this 2017–2018 season.

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

South Bay Recorder Society
Monthly meeting, guest conductor Greta Haug-Hryciw. 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

 

Sylvestris Quartet
“Quartet Metamorphosis: From Biber to Beethoven” Resonance @ First Church Berkeley presents San Francisco’s gut-string era Sylvestris Quartet performing a program that explores the cyclical transformation and development of the string quartet. The program centers around two boundary-pushing characters, separated by nearly 150 years: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and Ludwig van Beethoven. You will enjoy hearing this unusual pairing as well as works by Scarlatti, Boccherini, Haydn, and Mozart—framed with lively insight!

8 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Tickets: $25 general, $20 seniors (65 and over), $15 for students, children under 18 and First Church members
Tickets online or by phone at 510-848-3696 or at the door. info@fccb.org


Saturday, April 14

New Esterházy Quartet
“London, 1845: Gratitude to Haydn” In 1845, after performing all the Beethoven Quartets, the Beethoven Quartett Society of London presented a concert of quartets by Haydn, “the great Father of that refined music.” In recreating this program, The New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) present the perfect ending to the series of highlights from string quartet history they have presented this 2017–2018 season.

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

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

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

 


Sunday, April 15

The Handel Opera Project
George Frideric Handel, Serse. With cast Elizabeth Baker, Eliza O’Malley, Jennifer Mitchell, Kathleen Moss, Ben Brady and Bradley Kynard. Chamber orchestra conducted by William Ludtke

7 PM
Christian Science Building
2601 Durant Avenue in Berkeley
Tickets $30 General and $20 for Seniors and Students

New Esterházy Quartet
“London, 1845: Gratitude to Haydn” In 1845, after performing all the Beethoven Quartets, the Beethoven Quartett Society of London presented a concert of quartets by Haydn, “the great Father of that refined music.” In recreating this program, The New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola; and William Skeen, cello) present the perfect ending to the series of highlights from string quartet history they have presented this 2017–2018 season.

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

Les Violettes
“Render Unto Caesar.” Known for their creative programs and flawless playing, Les Violettes return for their third appearance at the California Jazz Conservatory chamber series. Band Members Corey Carleton, soprano; David Wilson, violin; Colin Shipman, viola da gamba; and Violet Grgich, harpsichord, perform music from the Court of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor—including works by Bertoli, Sances, Schmelzer and Bononcini—on April 15, tax day. Hence the title.

4:30 PM
The Jazzschool
2087 Addison St., Berkeley
Tickets online $20 or at the door

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