Calendar: February 24–March 2, 2014

Monday, February 24

American Bach Soloists repeats program of February 21.
J.S. Bach, Missa Brevis in G Major, Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, and secular cantata Herkules auf dem Scheidewege (“Hercules at the Crossroads”). With soloists, Kathryn Mueller, soprano; Ian Howell, countertenor; Derek Chester, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; and the American Bach Choir.

7PM
Davis Community Church
412 C St, Davis.
http://americanbach.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=565693

 


 Tuesday, February 25

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Robert-Mealy-web©-Geoffrey-Silver-Acis-ProductionsRobert Mealy leads a master class in baroque violin

10AM
San Francisco Conservatory of Music,
50 Oak St., San Francisco.
FREE 415-621-7900

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Wednesday, February 26

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
FredRegular meeting, for players of recorder, early winds or early strings. Bring your instrument(s) and music stand.

8–10PM
Music Room number 060, J.L. Stanford Middle School
480 E. Meadow, Palo Alto.
650-591-3648 or www.sfems.org/mpro

 


Thursday, February 27

Barefoot Chamber Concerts presents Musica Pacifica
Musica Pacifica“A Family Affair,” Concertos and Sonatas by J.S. Bach and Sons, and their “godfather” G.P. Telemann.
(Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; and Charles Sherman, harpsichord)

6.30PM
Petaluma Woman’s Club
518 B St., Petaluma.
$15/$13 18 and under free and welcome.
Tickets www.brownpapertickets.com/event/436459; information www.BarefootChamberConcerts.com

 


Friday, February 28

Barefoot Chamber Concerts repeats Musica Pacifica program of February 27.
“A Family Affair,” Concertos and Sonatas by J.S. Bach and Sons, and their “godfather” G.P. Telemann.
(Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; and Charles Sherman, harpsichord)

6PM
Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/436465

 

California Bach Society, Paul Flight Artistic Director
CalBach-PaulFlight“German Cantatas Circa 1700,” featuring cantatas by three forerunners of J.S. Bach: Johann Pachelbel, Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, and Johann Kuhnau, inventive and exquisite works which strongly influenced the young Bach yet are hardly known today.

8PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$30/$22/$18/$10
650-485-1097, www.calbach.org, info@calbach.org

 

MusicSources
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Mitzi Meyerson, harpsichord, based in Germany, one of the world’s leading harpsichordists, appears in an exclusive Bay Area recital, featuring music from 18th-century France.

5PM
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., Berkeley.
$30/$25
510-528-1685 or www.musicsources.org

 

SFEMS presents Quicksilver, Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, Directors
Quicksilver“The Early Moderns: 17th-century Italy and Germany.” Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, violins; Greg Ingles, trombone; David Morris, viola da gamba & cello; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; and Avi Stein, harpsichord & organ, explore the beginnings of the sonata, a revolutionary, purely instrumental musical form, with no agenda but the imagination of the composer and the passionate interplay of conversation. Featured will be the virtuosic, experimental, unexpected, and deeply moving “new” music of Castello, Fontana, Merula, Weckmann, et al, the closest Western music has come to a pure, wordless rhetoric.  Details; View Program; Meet The Artists

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First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org; Buy tickets

 


Saturday, March 1

Cal Performances
Jordi Savall
Jordi Savall with Hespèrion XXI and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, perform “Folias Antiquas & Criollas: From the Ancient World to the New World.” Gambist Jordi Savall leads an all-star gathering of musicians, including his renowned Hespèrion XXI ensemble and Mexico’s Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, in a program traversing art and folk music of Spain, Mexico, and Peru from the late Renaissance and Baroque, as well as contemporary styles such as jarocho and huasteca.

8PM
First Congregational Church
Dana and Durant Sts. Berkeley.
$68+
510-642-9988 https://commerce.cpsma.berkeley.edu/CPPresents/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=8707

 

California Bach Society repeats program of February 28.
“German Cantatas Circa 1700,” featuring cantatas by three forerunners of J.S. Bach: Johann Pachelbel, Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, and Johann Kuhnau, inventive and exquisite works which strongly influenced the young Bach yet are hardly known today.

8PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

 

 SFEMS repeats Quicksilver program of February 28.
Quicksilver“The Early Moderns: 17th-century Italy and Germany.” Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, violins; Greg Ingles, trombone; David Morris, viola da gamba & cello; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; and Avi Stein, harpsichord & organ, explore the beginnings of the sonata, a revolutionary, purely instrumental musical form, with no agenda but the imagination of the composer and the passionate interplay of conversation. Featured will be the virtuosic, experimental, unexpected, and deeply moving “new” music of Castello, Fontana, Merula, Weckmann, et al, the closest Western music has come to a pure, wordless rhetoric.  Details; View Program; Meet The Artists

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St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave. (at Garber), Berkeley.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org; Buy tickets

 

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
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“Joyful Reunion.” Artistic directors Linda Burman-Hall (SC Baroque Festival) and Christian Grube (SC Chorale) join together for a concert featuring Handel’s Chandos Anthem, “My song shall be alway,” J.S. Bach’s cantata For God so loved the world, and Henry Purcell’s anthem “O, sing unto the Lord.” The perennially popular Handel Organ Concerto in F Major rounds out the evening. Presented jointly by the SC Chorale & Baroque Festival, and featuring The Santa Cruz Chorale with guest vocal soloists & baroque chamber orchestra.

7:30PM
Holy Cross Church
126 High St., Santa Cruz.
$23/$17/$6/$3
831-457-9693 or www.scbaroque.org

 


 Sunday, March 2

California Bach Society repeats program of February 28.
“German Cantatas Circa 1700,” featuring cantatas by three forerunners of J.S. Bach: Johann Pachelbel, Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, and Johann Kuhnau, inventive and exquisite works which strongly influenced the young Bach yet are hardly known today.

4PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.

 

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival repeats program of March 1.
“Joyful Reunion.” Artistic directors Linda Burman-Hall (SC Baroque Festival) and Christian Grube (SC Chorale) join together for a concert featuring Handel’s Chandos Anthem, “My song shall be alway,” J.S. Bach’s cantata For God so loved the world, and Henry Purcell’s anthem “O, sing unto the Lord.” The perennially popular Handel Organ Concerto in F Major rounds out the evening. Presented jointly by the SC Chorale & Baroque Festival, and featuring The Santa Cruz Chorale with guest vocal soloists & baroque chamber orchestra.

4PM
Holy Cross Church
126 High St., Santa Cruz.

 

 SFEMS repeats Quicksilver program of February 28.
Quicksilver“The Early Moderns: 17th-century Italy and Germany.” Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, violins; Greg Ingles, trombone; David Morris, viola da gamba & cello; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; and Avi Stein, harpsichord & organ, explore the beginnings of the sonata, a revolutionary, purely instrumental musical form, with no agenda but the imagination of the composer and the passionate interplay of conversation. Featured will be the virtuosic, experimental, unexpected, and deeply moving “new” music of Castello, Fontana, Merula, Weckmann, et al, the closest Western music has come to a pure, wordless rhetoric. Details; View Program; Meet The Artists

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St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org; Buy tickets