Calendar: July 23–29, 2018

Tuesday, July 24

SFEMS Recorder Workshop
Recorder Workshop Faculty Concert, with Vicki Boeckman, Louise Carslake, Adam Gilbert, Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij, recorders; Alexa Haynes-Pilon, baroque cello; and Katherine Heater, harpsichord.

7:30 PM
St. Albert’s Priory Chapel
6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue)
No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully accepted!
recorderworkshop@sfems.org


Wednesday, July 25

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 every month. 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 harpsichord/organ as well as a piano will be available on site. Food and drinks will be provided.

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


Friday, July 27

SFEMS Recorder Workshop
“From Master to Student: Passing on a Tradition”  The SFEMS All-Workshop Recorder Orchestra, conducted by Rotem Gilbert, will be followed by Faculty Recorder Consort, with Vicki Boeckman, Louise Carslake, Adam Gilbert, Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij, recorders; Alexa Haynes-Pilon, viola da gamba.

7:30 PM
St. Albert’s Priory Chapel
6172 Chabot Road, Oakland (off of College Avenue)
No charge for admission. Free-will donations gratefully accepted!
recorderworkshop@sfems.org


Saturday, July 28

Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh, violin
“Forgotten Tunings” Bridging the worlds of baroque and experimental practices, Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh performs selections from Heinrich Biber’s “Rosary Sonatas,” a series of works each with different violin tunings that was all but lost from their composition in c. 1676 until the 20th century. Interspersed with these sonatas are pieces by experimental tuning theorist and practitioner Wolfgang Von Schweinitz, the delicate scordatura harmonics of Catherine Lamb’s solo violin work open-scape, and the full expanse of violin techniques from Anahita Abbasi. McIntosh will be accompanied on the Biber sonatas by Ian Pritchard, an early music keyboardist and musicologist.

7 PM
Wind River
421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz
$10–$20
Tickets online or 509-627-9491

Valley of the Moon Music Festival
Free Apprentice Concert. Sarah Bleile and Susannah Foster, violin; Lauren Nelson, viola; and Madeleine Bouissou, cello, perform Mozart String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K, 421.

2:30 PM
Hanna Center
17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
Free and open to the public.

Valley of the Moon Music Festival
“The Kinsky Palace” Monica Huggett and Rachell Wong, violin; Eric Hoeprich, clarinet; Andrew Gonzalez, viola; Marc Schachman, oboe; Sadie Glass, natural horn; Kate van Orden, bassoon; Tanya Tomkins, cello; Eric Zivian, and Christian De Luca, fortepiano, perform Hummel’s Clarinet Quartet, a Beethoven violin sonata, and Beethoven’s Quintet for Piano and Winds.

4 PM
Hanna Center
17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
$45 general, $25 under 35 years old.
Tickets online, by phone (888-596-1027) or at the door


Sunday, July 29

Valley of the Moon Music Festival
Morning Concert, “The Viennese Coffee House” Enjoy coffee from Barking Dog Roasters and Viennese-style pastries from Simply Strudels! Monica Huggett Sarah Bleile, and Susannah Foster, violin; Eric Hoeprich, clarinet; Sadie Glass, natural horn; Kate van Orden, bassoon; Liana Bérubé, viola; Tanya Tomkins, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass; Christian De Luca, fortepiano,  perform Brahms Sonatensatz and a Schubert Octet.

11 AM
Hanna Center
17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
$45 general, $25 under 35 years old.
Tickets online, by phone (888-596-1027) or at the door

Valley of the Moon Music Festival
Conversations with Kate: “The Paraxox of Progress” In 1933, Arnold Schoenberg gave a provocative talk titled “Brahms the Progressive” in which he decried stereotypes of Brahms as conservative. Beginning with some historical background and a riff on Schoenberg, Kate van Orden, bassoonist and Harvard University’s Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music, leads a conversation with VMMF musicians about the challenges of performing fin-de-siècle repertoire in period style, what early instruments add to the experience of Schubert, Brahms, and Schoenberg, and the value of musical progress itself.

2:30 PM
Hanna Center
17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
$15 Very limited ticket availability.
Tickets online, by phone (888-596-1027) or at the door

Valley of the Moon Music Festival
Festival Finale: “Brahms the Progressive” Owen Dalby and Rachell Wong, violin; Andrew Gonzalez, viola; Tanya Tomkins and Madeleine Bouissou, cello; Jeffrey LaDeur and Eric Zivian, fortepiano, perform Brahms Sonatensatz and G Minor Piano Quartet and Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht.

4 PM
Hanna Center
17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
$45 general, $25 under 35 years old.
Tickets online, by phone (888-596-1027) or at the door

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