Calendar: August 6–12, 2018

Monday, August 6

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
Clerambault squareFree “Baroque Marathon” concert I. The American Bach Soloists Academy—the educational component of the ABS Summer Bach Festival—offers advanced conservatory-level students and emerging professionals unique opportunities to study and perform Baroque music in a multi-disciplinary learning environment. Academy participants are featured exclusively in these programs of Academy-in-Action ”Baroque Marathon” Concerts.

3 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
TelemannFree “Baroque Marathon” concert II. The American Bach Soloists Academy—the educational component of the ABS Summer Bach Festival—offers advanced conservatory-level students and emerging professionals unique opportunities to study and perform Baroque music in a multi-disciplinary learning environment. Academy participants are featured exclusively in these programs of Academy-in-Action ”Baroque Marathon” Concerts.

8 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org


Tuesday, August 7

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
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Master class in harpsichord and organ. The ABS Academy opens its doors to the public to witness the artistic transformations that make Master Classes so tremendously exciting, as performers and their master teachers share their knowledge and insights.

3 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
Free public lecture. Join the members of the American Bach Soloists Academy for a series of enlightening and informative public lectures presented by the Academy faculty on a wide range of subjects centered on Festival themes. Robert Mealy will discuss “A Band of Virtuosi: The Dresden Court Orchestra of Augustus the Strong.”

5 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org


Wednesday, August 8

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
Stainer
Master class in violin and viola. The ABS Academy opens its doors to the public to witness the artistic transformations that make Master Classes so tremendously exciting, as performers and their master teachers share their knowledge and insights.

3 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
Free public lecture. Join the members of the American Bach Soloists Academy for a series of enlightening and informative public lectures presented by the Academy faculty on a wide range of subjects centered on Festival themes. Steven Lehning will discuss “Am I In Tune? Tuning and Temperaments.”

5 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org


Thursday, August 9

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
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Master class in violoncello, viola da gamba, violone, and contrabass. The ABS Academy opens its doors to the public to witness the artistic transformations that make Master Classes so tremendously exciting, as performers and their master teachers share their knowledge and insights.

3 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
Free public lecture. Join the members of the American Bach Soloists Academy for a series of enlightening and informative public lectures presented by the Academy faculty on a wide range of subjects centered on Festival themes. Corey Jamason discusses “Hasse, Bordoni, and the World of Dresden Opera.”

5 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor
George Frideric Handel, Semele (HWV 58) Large-scale opera and oratorio is a major component of every ABS Summer Festival. Based on an English opera libretto yet designated “after the manner of an Oratorio,” Handel’s Semele melds the two forms into one superb work.

7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Tickets online $35–$105
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org


Friday August 10

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
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Master class in flute, oboe, and bassoon. The ABS Academy opens its doors to the public to witness the artistic transformations that make Master Classes so tremendously exciting, as performers and their master teachers share their knowledge and insights.

3 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
Free public lecture. Join the members of the American Bach Soloists Academy for a series of enlightening and informative public lectures presented by the Academy faculty on a wide range of subjects centered on Festival themes. Kenneth Slowik  discusses “Handel’s Semele: Terror, Astonishment, and the Joy of this Earth.”

5 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor
George Frideric Handel, Semele (HWV 58) Large-scale opera and oratorio is a major component of every ABS Summer Festival. Based on an English opera libretto yet designated “after the manner of an Oratorio,” Handel’s Semele melds the two forms into one superb work.

7:30 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Tickets online $35–$105
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org


Saturday, August 11

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
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Master class in voice. The ABS Academy opens its doors to the public to witness the artistic transformations that make Master Classes so tremendously exciting, as performers and their master teachers share their knowledge and insights.

3 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy
Lecture Series. Join the members of the American Bach Soloists Academy for an enlightening and informative public lecture by American Bach Soloists Academy. Director Jeffrey Thomas , who will discuss “Bach’s Cantatas & the Lutheran Chorale: A Miraculous Alliance.”

5 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Free
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

American Bach Soloists Festival, Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor
“Baroque Masters.” A showcase for the virtuosi of ABS, this program presents dazzling works by Bach, Biber, Pachelbel, Quantz, Schmelzer, Telemann, and Zelenka. Legendary bass-baritone Max van Egmond makes his ABS Festival farewell performance.

8 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Tickets online $35–$105
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org


Sunday, August 12

American Bach Soloists Festival, Jeffrey Thomas, Artistic Director
Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Jeffrey Thomas leads the ABS Festival Orchestra and American Bach Choir in performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor on each Festival Sunday. A beloved tradition, the annual performances of this pinnacle work of the repertory feature instrumental and vocal soloists from the ABS Academy.

2 PM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St., San Francisco
Tickets online $35–$105
800-595-4849, info@americanbach.org
http://americanbach.org

Old First Concerts presents Ensemble Draca
Katina Mitchell, soprano & baroque triple harp; Alexa Haynes-Pilon, viol; Arthur Omura, harpsichord; and Catherine Stiles, baroque triple harp, perform a program showcasing songs through the centuries and across the world, featuring song repertoire from Renaissance England, the French baroque court, early baroque Italy, the Scottish folk tradition, and American folk songs in original arrangements. Through these creative arrangements including different historical harps, harmonium, harpsichord, and viols, you’ll hear old songs in a new way.

4 PM
Old First Church
1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco
$5–$25
Tickets online or 415-474-1608

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