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Calendar: March 4–10, 2019

Monday, March 4

Prescott Lectures
This five-day lecture series will explore the fascinating and often overlooked history of music in North America before the mid-nineteenth century. The course will focus primarily on composed art music rather than the rich history of popular and folk music in North America. We will learn about five centers of musical importance. Dr. Prescott will discuss how the religious and cultural foundations of each settlement determined its relationship to art music. No previous musical experience is necessary, come listen, learn, and join in the adventure. Read more . . .
Day 1’s lecture will focus on on music in New England, where home-grown composers William Billings created the beginnings of a simple American choral idiom.

10 AM to 12:30 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
$30/$25 per session, $125/$110 full week
suzannesiebert@gmail.com

Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord
“Musical Reflections: Fifty Years of Harpsichord Inspiration” This program, featuring Stanford’s harpsichord teacher Elaine Thornburgh, harvests fifty years of exploring the harpsichord as an expressive and passionate instrument.

7:30 PM
Memorial Church, Stanford University
450 Sierra Mall, Stanford University, Palo Alto
Free concert
More information


Tuesday, March 5

Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director
KatherineKyme”Concerto Night!” Members of the ensemble are featured in movements from baroque concertos. Program and soloists include Antonio Vivaldi, Allegro from Concerto in F, Margaret Traylor, violin; Giuseppe Tartini, Andante Cantabile from Concerto D28, in D, Kathleen Thompson, violin; Vivaldi, Allegro from Concerto in A for two Violins, Kasandra Klassy and Robin Easterbrook, Violins; Nicola Porpora, Largo and Allegro from Concerto in C, Sue Jones, cello; J.S. Bach, Largo ma non tanto from Double Violin Concerto, Annette Swarzenski, violin and Barbara Swarzenski, cello; Georg Philipp Telemann, Andante and Presto from Concerto in G, Nori Hudson, viola; Porpora, Adagio and Allegro from Concerto in G, Katrine Gray, cello; Vivaldi, Largo and Allegro from Concerto in G for two Violins, Paula White and Titia Martin, violins; Tartini, Allegro from Concerto in A, Stephen Grenholm, Violin; and Bach, Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D, DM Tully, violin, Susanne Hering, flute, Charlotte Gaylord, harpsichord.

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

Prescott Lectures
This five-day lecture series will explore the fascinating and often overlooked history of music in North America before the mid-nineteenth century. The course will focus primarily on composed art music rather than the rich history of popular and folk music in North America. We will learn about five centers of musical importance. Dr. Prescott will discuss how the religious and cultural foundations of each settlement determined its relationship to art music. No previous musical experience is necessary, come listen, learn, and join in the adventure. Read more . . .
Day 2’s lecture will will turn to Williamsburg, Virginia, and efforts to recreate London’s musical scene.

10 AM to 12:30 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
$30/$25 per session, $125/$110 full week
suzannesiebert@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 6

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
Megastar mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter plies her singular burnished-silver style to an eclectic program of old and new, sacred and secular. Handel duets with rising countertenor Daniel Moody harken back to von Otter’s early breakthrough baroque performances, while Arvo Pärt’s otherworldly devotionals and Caroline Shaw’s soulful PBO commissions channel her crossover versatility. Nic McGegan steers this voyage through far-ranging soundscapes. Program includes George Frideric Handel,Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 2 in B flat major; Overture to Partenope; and arias and duets from Partenope, Semele, and Solomon; Arvo Pärt, Summa; Vater Unser; and Es sang vor langen Jahren; Caroline Shaw, Red, Red Rose; and The Edge; and Henry Purcell, Suite from The Fairy Queen.

7:30 PM
Bing Concert Hall
327 Lasuen Street, Stanford
$25–$120
Tickets, 650-724-BING (2464)

Prescott Lectures
This five-day lecture series will explore the fascinating and often overlooked history of music in North America before the mid-nineteenth century. The course will focus primarily on composed art music rather than the rich history of popular and folk music in North America. We will learn about five centers of musical importance. Dr. Prescott will discuss how the religious and cultural foundations of each settlement determined its relationship to art music. No previous musical experience is necessary, come listen, learn, and join in the adventure. Read more . . .
Day 3’s lecture examines the Moravian communities of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Salem, North Carolina, where high art music was used in the service of Protestant devotion.

10 AM to 12:30 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
$30/$25 per session, $125/$110 full week
suzannesiebert@gmail.com


Thursday, March 7

Prescott Lectures
This five-day lecture series will explore the fascinating and often overlooked history of music in North America before the mid-nineteenth century. The course will focus primarily on composed art music rather than the rich history of popular and folk music in North America. We will learn about five centers of musical importance. Dr. Prescott will discuss how the religious and cultural foundations of each settlement determined its relationship to art music. No previous musical experience is necessary, come listen, learn, and join in the adventure. Read more . . .
Day 4’s lecture moves beyond the English colonies to New Orleans, the New World’s center of French opera.

10 AM to 12:30 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
$30/$25 per session, $125/$110 full week
suzannesiebert@gmail.com


Friday, March 8

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
Megastar mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter plies her singular burnished-silver style to an eclectic program of old and new, sacred and secular. Handel duets with rising countertenor Daniel Moody harken back to von Otter’s early breakthrough baroque performances, while Arvo Pärt’s otherworldly devotionals and Caroline Shaw’s soulful PBO commissions channel her crossover versatility. Nic McGegan steers this voyage through far-ranging soundscapes. Program includes George Frideric Handel,Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 2 in B flat major; Overture to Partenope; and arias and duets from Partenope, Semele, and Solomon; Arvo Pärt, Summa; Vater Unser; and Es sang vor langen Jahren; Caroline Shaw, Red, Red Rose; and The Edge; and Henry Purcell, Suite from The Fairy Queen.

8 PM
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness, San Francisco
$37–$125
Tickets, 415-392-4400

Prescott Lectures
This five-day lecture series will explore the fascinating and often overlooked history of music in North America before the mid-nineteenth century. The course will focus primarily on composed art music rather than the rich history of popular and folk music in North America. We will learn about five centers of musical importance. Dr. Prescott will discuss how the religious and cultural foundations of each settlement determined its relationship to art music. No previous musical experience is necessary, come listen, learn, and join in the adventure. Read more . . .
Day 5’s lecture will turn to California’s missions, where the glories of Spanish cathedral music given New World vigor.

10 AM to 12:30 PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley
$30/$25 per session, $125/$110 full week
suzannesiebert@gmail.com


Saturday, March 9

Berkeley Baroque Strings, Kati Kyme, Director
KatherineKyme”Concerto Night!” Members of the ensemble are featured in movements from baroque concertos. Program and soloists include Antonio Vivaldi, Allegro from Concerto in F, Margaret Traylor, violin; Giuseppe Tartini, Andante Cantabile from Concerto D28, in D, Kathleen Thompson, violin; Vivaldi, Allegro from Concerto in A for two Violins, Kasandra Klassy and Robin Easterbrook, Violins; Nicola Porpora, Largo and Allegro from Concerto in C, Sue Jones, cello; J.S. Bach, Largo ma non tanto from Double Violin Concerto, Annette Swarzenski, violin and Barbara Swarzenski, cello; Georg Philipp Telemann, Andante and Presto from Concerto in G, Nori Hudson, viola; Porpora, Adagio and Allegro from Concerto in G, Katrine Gray, cello; Vivaldi, Largo and Allegro from Concerto in G for two Violins, Paula White and Titia Martin, violins; Tartini, Allegro from Concerto in A, Stephen Grenholm, Violin; and Bach, Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D, DM Tully, violin, Susanne Hering, flute, Charlotte Gaylord, harpsichord.

2 PM
Parish Hall, St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
2837 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley.
$20/$10 children under 12 free
www.berkeleybaroquestrings.org

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
Megastar mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter plies her singular burnished-silver style to an eclectic program of old and new, sacred and secular. Handel duets with rising countertenor Daniel Moody harken back to von Otter’s early breakthrough baroque performances, while Arvo Pärt’s otherworldly devotionals and Caroline Shaw’s soulful PBO commissions channel her crossover versatility. Nic McGegan steers this voyage through far-ranging soundscapes. Program includes George Frideric Handel,Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 2 in B flat major; Overture to Partenope; and arias and duets from Partenope, Semele, and Solomon; Arvo Pärt, Summa; Vater Unser; and Es sang vor langen Jahren; Caroline Shaw, Red, Red Rose; and The Edge; and Henry Purcell, Suite from The Fairy Queen.

8 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
$37–$125
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 in its 4th year, MVOA is a unique musical event eagerly anticipated by singers from around the Bay Area and beyond. Experience the dazzling variety of our local choral offerings in free workshops ranging from Gospel to Georgian, Brazilian to Bach, Spirituals to Shape Note, Barbershop to Broadway, Plainchant to Roots, Body Music to Appalachian…every year offers something new and different. The SF Bach Choir hosts this exciting day of singing, learning, making friends, and finding community through music. 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).
Register online
www.sfbach.org

Soli Deo Gloria, Allen H Simon, Conductor
“Her Harmonies,” featuring Fanny Mendelssohn’s cantata on the story of Job, where the counterpoint of Bach meets the striking harmonies of the mid-19th century. Also included in the program will be Stabat Mater by Josef Rheinberger and Harmoniemesse by Franz Josef Haydn. Full orchestra with soloists Rita Lilly, soprano; Janet Campbell, mezzo-soprano; Jeff Barnett, tenor; and James Monios, bass.

4:30 PM
Christ Episcopal Church
1700 Santa Clara, Alameda
$30 General; $25 Student/Senior. Students in grades K-8 are free.
Order tickets online and receive a discount, or call 888-734-7664

Viola da Gamba Society/Pacifica Chapter
Monthly viol consort playing with guest coach Erik Andersen. 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 10

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
Megastar mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter plies her singular burnished-silver style to an eclectic program of old and new, sacred and secular. Handel duets with rising countertenor Daniel Moody harken back to von Otter’s early breakthrough baroque performances, while Arvo Pärt’s otherworldly devotionals and Caroline Shaw’s soulful PBO commissions channel her crossover versatility. Nic McGegan steers this voyage through far-ranging soundscapes. Program includes George Frideric Handel,Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 2 in B flat major; Overture to Partenope; and arias and duets from Partenope, Semele, and Solomon; Arvo Pärt, Summa; Vater Unser; and Es sang vor langen Jahren; Caroline Shaw, Red, Red Rose; and The Edge; and Henry Purcell, Suite from The Fairy Queen.

4 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
$37–$125
Tickets, 415-392-4400

Soli Deo Gloria, Allen H Simon, Conductor
“Her Harmonies,” featuring Fanny Mendelssohn’s cantata on the story of Job, where the counterpoint of Bach meets the striking harmonies of the mid-19th century. Also included in the program will be Stabat Mater by Josef Rheinberger and Harmoniemesse by Franz Josef Haydn. Full orchestra with soloists Rita Lilly, soprano; Janet Campbell, mezzo-soprano; Jeff Barnett, tenor; and James Monios, bass.

3:30 PM
Grace Lutheran Church
3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto
$30 General; $25 Student/Senior. Students in grades K-8 are free.
Order tickets online and receive a discount, or call 888-734-7664

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