Calendar: March 24–30, 2014

Monday, March 24

Marin Baroque, Daniel Canosa, Director
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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.

7:30PM
Congregation Emanu-El
2 Lake St., San Francisco
Tickets: 415-497-6634, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/495295, www.marinbaroque.org, marinbaroque@gmail.com


Wednesday, March 26

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

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Friday, March 28

Junior Bach Festival
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61st 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.

7:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave., Berkeley
$15
925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org.

Lacuna Arts
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Artistic director Sven Edward Olbash leads the 16-voice Lacuna Arts Ensemble in a performance of Monteverdi’s Mass for four Voices of 1641 along with motets and choruses by Pergolesi, Carissimi, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Alessandro Scarlatti.

8PM
Swedenborgian Church
2107 Lyon, San Francisco
$30–$40, or $5 off in advance with the promotional code 3ARLY8IRD at www.lacunaarts.org

 


Saturday, March 29

Cal Performances
CPE BachAkademie fur Alt Musik Berlin performs J.S. Bach, Sinfonia F Major; W.F. Bach Concerto for Harpsichord in f minor; C.P.E. Bach Sinfonia No. 5 Concerto E-flat Major; and J.C. Bach Symphony Op. 6, No. 6. Boasting some of the finest period-instrument virtuosi in the world, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin has earned a reputation for technically brilliant, thoughtfully researched, and outright joyful performances. The ensemble balances precision with passion, bringing the work of Baroque masters to life with an uncanny sense of ensemble cohesion and unparalleled interpretive nuance.

8PM
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way (entrance near Dana & Durant Sts.), Berkeley.
$42
https://commerce.cpsma.berkeley.edu/CPPresents/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=8708

Junior Bach Festival
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61st 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.

2PM and 7:30PM concerts
Unitarian Universalist Church
1 Lawson Rd.,Kensington (just East of Berkeley)
$15
925-837-1683, JuniorBach@earthlink.net, or www.juniorbach.org.


Sunday, March 30

East Bay Recorder Society
Young man with recorder, Frangipane
Annual EBRS Party/Recital! Grab a friend or two; choose a piece of music—5 to 8 minutes, and come play. The music will be followed by a potluck supper.
Please send the pertinent program info to cindy_keune@yahoo.com by March 26.

4–6PM with downbeat at 4PM
Swedenborgian Church
1422 Navellier St., El Cerrito.
www.eastbayrecorders.org, 510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367

Junior Bach Festival
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61st annual Junior Bach Festival concludes. 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.

4PM
Old First Presbyterian Church
1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
$17
http://www.oldfirstconcerts.org, 415-474-1608

Lacuna Arts
monteverdi
Artistic director Sven Edward Olbash leads the 16-voice Lacuna Arts Ensemble in a performance of Monteverdi’s Mass for four Voices of 1641 along with motets and choruses by Pergolesi, Carissimi, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Alessandro Scarlatti.

3PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
1755 Clay (San Francisco, CA)
Tickets $30–$40, or $5 off in advance with the promotional code 3ARLY8IRD at www.lacunaarts.org

MusicSources
Janine Johnson
Janine Johnson, harpsichord, performs music of D’Anglebert, Siret, and Rameau—a feast of French harpsichord music, including Rameau’s Suite in a minor, one of the great masterpieces of all harpsichord repertoire.

5PM
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave., Albany.
$30/$25/$10
www.musicsources.org, 510-528-1685