Calendar: March 10—16, 2014

Wednesday, March 12

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra
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Regular 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

 


Friday, March 14

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
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Carla Moore, violin, performs L’arte del arco,” fantasias, variations, and assaggi for unaccompanied violin, Works of Nicola Matteis, Giuseppe Tartini and Johan Helmich Roman will be featured in this program of bizarre, fanciful, and entertaining works by mostly Italians, but also a Swede.

6PM
Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.
$15/$13 18 and under free and welcome.
Tickets www.brownpapertickets.com/event/436507; information BarefootChamberConcerts.com.

 

SFEMS presents Farallon Recorder Quartet & Guests
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“Amaryllis—Love songs and Consorts from the Courts and Countryside of Renaissance Europe.”
Annette Bauer, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker & Louise Carslake, recorders; with Jennifer Paulino, soprano; and John Lenti, lute;  About the artists

SFEMS presents the series debut of the Farallon Quartet, one of the finest professional recorder ensembles in the United States today. Early Music America compares their blended sonority to “the sound one would get if one could turn honey into wood or stand underneath a caramel fountain.”   Read more

8PM
First Lutheran Church
600 Homer at Webster, Palo Alto.
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org;
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Saturday, March 15

San Francisco Bach Choir, Corey Jamason, Conductor and Organist
choirPhoto10.5.09Celebrating J.S. Bach—Choral Favorites from the Cantatas and Motets” with Corey Jamason, conductor and organist
Our season finale revels in Bach’s genius with choral movements from a variety of Bach’s cantatas, including Christ Lag in Todesbanden and Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan. The jubilant and heartening double choir motet Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir will be the centerpiece of this program, a celebration of the SF Bach Choir’s most beloved repertoire and a special farewell to Artistic Director Corey Jamason.

8PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
$28–$15 Advance 415-441-4942 or www.sfbach.org

 

SFEMS repeats Farallon Recorder Quartet & Guests
farallon_1_1501“Amaryllis—Love songs and Consorts from the Courts and Countryside of Renaissance Europe.”
Annette Bauer, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker & Louise Carslake, recorders; with Jennifer Paulino, soprano; and John Lenti, lute;  About the artists

SFEMS presents the series debut of the Farallon Quartet, one of the finest professional recorder ensembles in the United States today. Early Music America compares their blended sonority to “the sound one would get if one could turn honey into wood or stand underneath a caramel fountain.”   Read more

7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave. (at Garber), Berkeley
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org;
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San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Todd Jolly, Music Director.
5107129Esther/T’shuat Yisrael al y’dei Ester, by Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti (1730–ca. 1793). SFRV’s Opera Early & Ancient series returns with this exciting US premiere of the story of Queen Esther and her rescue of the Jewish people from the murderous designs of the wicked Haman. Composed by Lidarti, an Austrian composer, born in Vienna of Italian descent, on the Hebrew libretto by Rabbi Jacob Saraval, written for the Jewish community in Amsterdam. We present this oratorio in semi-staged form with period chamber orchestra. With soloists soprano Rita Lilly as Queen Esther, tenor Seth Arnopole as King Ahasuerus, baritone Jefferson Packer as Haman, soprano Cheryl Cain as the Israelite Woman and tenor Corey Head as Mordecai.

8PM (Pre-concert talk by Rabbi Reuben Zellman 45 minutes before each performance)
Congregation Beth El,
1301 Oxford Street, Berkeley.
$25/$20/$10

 


Sunday, March 16

San Francisco Bach Choir repeats program of March 15.
Celebrating J.S. Bach—Choral Favorites from the Cantatas and Motets” with Corey Jamason, conductor and organist
Our season finale revels in Bach’s genius with choral movements from a variety of Bach’s cantatas, including Christ Lag in Todesbanden and Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan. The jubilant and heartening double choir motet Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir will be the centerpiece of this program, a celebration of the SF Bach Choir’s most beloved repertoire and a special farewell to Artistic Director Corey Jamason.

4PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Fillmore & Jackson, San Francisco.
A reception honoring Corey Jamason follows the Sunday performance only.

 

San Francisco Renaissance Voices repeats program of March 15.
Esther/T’shuat Yisrael al y’dei Ester, by Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti (1730–ca. 1793). SFRV’s Opera Early & Ancient series returns with this exciting US premiere of the story of Queen Esther and her rescue of the Jewish people from the murderous designs of the wicked Haman. Composed by Lidarti, an Austrian composer, born in Vienna of Italian descent, on the Hebrew libretto by Rabbi Jacob Saraval, written for the Jewish community in Amsterdam. We present this oratorio in semi-staged form with period chamber orchestra. With soloists soprano Rita Lilly as Queen Esther, tenor Seth Arnopole as King Ahasuerus, baritone Jefferson Packer as Haman, soprano Cheryl Cain as the Israelite Woman and tenor Corey Head as Mordecai.

4PM (pre-concert talk at 3:15) First Lutheran Church
600 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto.
(NOTE: This is an abridged version for our younger audiences)

 

SFEMS repeats Farallon Recorder Quartet & Guests
farallon_1_1501“Amaryllis—Love songs and Consorts from the Courts and Countryside of Renaissance Europe.”
Annette Bauer, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker & Louise Carslake, recorders; with Jennifer Paulino, soprano; and John Lenti, lute;  About the artists

SFEMS presents the series debut of the Farallon Quartet, one of the finest professional recorder ensembles in the United States today. Early Music America compares their blended sonority to “the sound one would get if one could turn honey into wood or stand underneath a caramel fountain.”   Read more

4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St., San Francisco
$35/$30/$28
510-528-1725 or www.sfems.org;
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