Calendar: March 17—23, 2014

Wednesday, March 19

UC Berkeley Music Department
University Baroque Ensemble, John Dornenburg and Carla Moore, Co-directors.
Noon Concert. Students perform works of Biber, Lully, Purcell, and Telemann.

12PM
Hertz Hall
UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley
Free
510-642-4864, concerts@berkeley.edu

 

San Francisco Recorder Society
JoyceJohnsonHamilton-LASMonthly meeting with Joyce Johnson Hamilton, guest conductor

7:30pm
Christ Church Lutheran
1090 Quintara St. at 20th Avenue
Call Florence Kress, 415-731-9709, for more info.

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Friday, March 21

 Junior Bach Festival
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. The Junior Bach Festival is dedicated to touching young lives by promoting the study and performance of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Presented annually about the time of Bach’s birthday, March 21, the Festival features in concert some of the finest young musical talent in California, chosen by audition. Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 21–23 and March 28–30. Nine concerts (all different) at venues around the Bay Area feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Read the previewView the program

7:30PM
Crowden Music Center
1475 Rose Street, Berkeley
925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org.

 

New Esterházy Quartet
NEQ1“Vienna in the 19th Century.”
New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme & Lisa Weiss, violins, Anthony Martin, viola, William Skeen, violoncello) perform a recent completion of Joseph Haydn’s unfinished Quartet in d minor, Op. 103 (1803, Bay Area premiere), Arnold Schoenberg’s Quartet in D Major (1897, Bay Area premiere on gut strings), and Franz Schubert’s Quartet in G major (1826).

8PM.
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street (at Spruce), Berkeley.
Tickets for this concert are $15, and sold only at the door


Saturday, March 22

Janine Johnson, harpsichord
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A program of music from England, including works of Richard Jones, Henry Purcell, Thomas Arne, Maurice Greene, G.F. Handel, J.C. Bach, and Joseph Haydn. This is a full length program with intermission, including coffee and cookies.

10:30AM
House concert at residence in Berkeley.
Please RSVP by email (as there are a limited number of seats) for address and directions.
janartmuse@earthlink.net

 

Junior Bach Festival
JBFestival2012_03_sm61st annual Junior Bach Festival continues.
The Junior Bach Festival is dedicated to touching young lives by promoting the study and performance of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Presented annually about the time of Bach’s birthday, March 21, the Festival features in concert some of the finest young musical talent in California, chosen by audition. Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 21–23 and March 28–30. Nine concerts (all different) at venues around the Bay Area feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach. View the 2PM program; View the 7:30PM program

2PM and 7:30PM concerts
St. Bede’s Episcopal Church
2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park
925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org.

 

Live at Mission Blue
JArring SOund 6x8“Dirges At Dusk; Nightscapes From The British Isles.”
Jarring Sounds (Danielle Reutter-Harrah, mezzo-soprano; and Adam Cockerham, lute) perform works of John Dowland, Thomas Campion, Henry Purcell, Benjamin Brittain, and John Duarte.

7:30PM
Mission Blue Center
475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane
$15/$20
650-219-4956, http://liveatmissionblue.com/

 

Marin Baroque, Daniel Canosa, Director
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“Jewish Music of the Baroque” Marin Baroque Chamber Choir and period instrument Orchestra perform works of Cáceres, Gallichi, Grossi, Lidarti, Rossi, and Saladin, on Both Jewish and non-Jewish composers in France, Italy, and the Netherlands wrote these pieces in Hebrew between 1600 and 1750 to celebrate very special occasions in Jewish life such as the dedication of a synagogue, a circumcision ceremony, and others. Reception follows performance.  Read more

8PM
First Presbyterian Church
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo.
$5–$25
Tickets: 415-497-6634, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/577777
www.marinbaroque.org, marinbaroque@gmail.com

 

New Esterházy Quartet
“Vienna in the 19th Century.” New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme & Lisa Weiss, violins, Anthony Martin, viola, William Skeen, violoncello) perform a recent completion of Joseph Haydn’s unfinished Quartet in d minor, Op. 103 (1803, Bay Area premiere), Arnold Schoenberg’s Quartet in D Major (1897, Bay Area premiere on gut strings), and Franz Schubert’s Quartet in G major (1826).

4PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street at Franklin, San Francisco.
Tickets $25 (discounts for SFEMS members, seniors and students)
415-520-0611 www.newesterhazy.org


Sunday, March 23

 Janine Johnson, harpsichord
A program of music from England, including works of Richard Jones, Henry, including works of Richard Jones, Henry Purcell, Thomas Arne, Maurice Greene, G.F. Handel, J.C. Bach, and Joseph Haydn. This is a full length program with intermission, including wine and cheese. Donation of $15 is requested.

3PM
House concert at residence in Berkeley.
Please RSVP by email (as there are a limited number of seats) for address and directions.
Donation of $15 is requested.
janartmuse@earthlink.net

 

Junior Bach Festival
JBFestival2012_02_sm61st annual Junior Bach Festival continues. The Junior Bach Festival is dedicated to touching young lives by promoting the study and performance of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Presented annually about the time of Bach’s birthday, March 21, the Festival features in concert some of the finest young musical talent in California, chosen by audition. Performances are scheduled the weekends of March 21–23 and March 28–30. Nine concerts (all different) at venues around the Bay Area feature young people performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach. View the 2PM program; View the 7:30PM program

2PM and 7:30PM concerts
Berkeley Piano Club
2724 Haste Street, Berkeley
925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org.

 

New Esterházy Quartet
“Vienna in the 19th Century.” New Esterházy Quartet (Kati Kyme & Lisa Weiss, violins, Anthony Martin, viola, William Skeen, violoncello) perform a recent completion of Joseph Haydn’s unfinished Quartet in d minor, Op. 103 (1803, Bay Area premiere), Arnold Schoenberg’s Quartet in D Major (1897, Bay Area premiere on gut strings), and Franz Schubert’s Quartet in G major (1826).

4PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street (at Hamilton), Palo Alto.
Tickets $25 (discounts for SFEMS members, seniors and students)
415-520-0611 www.newesterhazy.org

 

San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Todd Jolly, Music Director
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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 by Rabbi Reuben Zellman 45 minutes before performance)
Congregation Kol Shofar
215 Blackfield Dr., Tiburon
$30/$25/$20/$20
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/568564, 415-664-2543 x3