Calendar: March 31–April 6, 2014

Tuesday, April 1

Sacramento Recorder Society
Frances Feldon
Regular meeting for recorder players, with guest conductor Frances Feldon. Newcomers welcome. Bring recorders, stand, and other early instruments. Music provided. Refreshments.

6:45–9:30PM
Friends Meeting House
890 57th St., between H and J, Sacramento.
marschif@gmail.com or 916-685-7684

 


Wednesday, April 2

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestera, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
judge judy“Vivaldi’s Venice.” A concert performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernis barbarie. Vivaldi’s only surviving oratorio tells the story of the widow Judith, whose extraordinary measures protect her city from foreign invasion. With soloists mezzo-soprano Cécile van de Sant as Juditha; mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux as Vagaus; mezzo-soprano Diana Moore as Holofernes; soprano Dominique Labelle as Abra; mezzo-soprano Virginia Warnken as Ozias; and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, Director, as everybody else.

7:30 PM
Bing Concert Hall
327 Lasuen St., Stanford
$25–$95
650-724-2464, Tickets


Friday, April 4

Barefoot Chamber Concerts
Marin Marais
“French Friday” Hallifax & Jeffrey (Peter Hallifax and Julie Jeffrey, viols) with John lenti, theorbo, perform works of Marais, Dollé, Boismortier, Caix D’Hervelois D’Hervelois (including the infamous programmatic romp, “Cors de Chasse”), and others.

6 PM
Parish Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
$15/$13 18 and under free and welcome.
Tickets brownpapertickets.com/event/436525
information BarefootChamberConcerts.com.

East Bay Chapter, ARS
judy_2Monthly playing session, Judith Linsenberg, guest conductor. New members and guests welcome.

7:30–10PM
Zion Lutheran Church
5201 Park Blvd., Oakland.
www.eastbayrecorders.org,
510-483-8675 or 415-472-6367

 

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestera, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
judge judy
“Vivaldi’s Venice.” A concert performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernis barbarie. Vivaldi’s only surviving oratorio tells the story of the widow Judith, whose extraordinary measures protect her city from foreign invasion. With soloists mezzo-soprano Cécile van de Sant as Juditha; mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux as Vagaus; mezzo-soprano Diana Moore as Holofernes; soprano Dominique Labelle as Abra; mezzo-soprano Virginia Warnken as Ozias; and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, Director.

8PM
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
201 Franklin St., San Francisco
$25–$97
510-642-9988, Tickets


Saturday, April 5

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestera, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
judge judy
“Vivaldi’s Venice.” A concert performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernis barbarie. Vivaldi’s only surviving oratorio tells the story of the widow Judith, whose extraordinary measures protect her city from foreign invasion. With soloists mezzo-soprano Cécile van de Sant as Juditha; mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux as Vagaus; mezzo-soprano Diana Moore as Holofernes; soprano Dominique Labelle as Abra; mezzo-soprano Virginia Warnken as Ozias; and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, Director.

8PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way (entrance near Dana and Durant Sts.), Berkeley
$25–$97
510-642-9988, Tickets

Vinaccesi Ensemble
versailles-hdr-galerie-des-glaces“Friends of the French Court” Nanette McGuinness,soprano; Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Smucker, tenor; Kirk Eichelberger, bass; Hallie Pridham, cello; and Susie Fong, harpsichord, perform 17th- and 18th-century music by André Campra, François Couperin, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and Marin Marais, as well as songs by the young W.A. Mozart.

12 PM
Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park, 34th Ave. & Clement St., San Francisco
$5
415-750-3600, legionofhonor.famsf.org

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
SCBF Scottish fiddler
“A Scottish Festival—Duelling Fiddles and Dances” A potpourri of Scottish style fiddling and piping with baroque flair is guaranteed to inspire dance-happy feet. Pennywhistle and piping sensation David Brewer joins the exuberant fiddle-playing of Deby Benton Grosjean and Leslie Hirsch (a 1980s Baroque Festival alumna), complemented by special guest Peter Maund and Lux Musica’s continuo section. This joyous event is made possible by the Stocker Family Foundation. Folk dancers welcome.

7:30 PM
UC Santa Cruz Recital Hall,
Meyer Drive, UCSC Campus, Santa Cruz.
$23/$17/$6/$3 ($3 parking charge)
831-457-9693 or www.scbaroque.org


Sunday, April 6

Music at St. Clare’s
PergolesiGiovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Soprano Margaret Secour and contralto Katherine McKee will be joined by organist Michael Secour and the Amador Valley High School String Quartet in a Lenten performance of this magnificent work, described as “the most perfect and touching duet to come from the pen of any composer.”

4 PM (Program lasts approximately one hour.)
St. Clare’s Episcopal Church
3350 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton
All welcome. Free will offering. Reception will follow.
http://www.stclarespleasanton.org/musicVideo/upcomingMusic.html
margaret.secour@gmail.com, 925-462-4802

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestera, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
judge judy
“Vivaldi’s Venice.” A concert performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernis barbarie. Vivaldi’s only surviving oratorio tells the story of the widow Judith, whose extraordinary measures protect her city from foreign invasion. With soloists mezzo-soprano Cécile van de Sant as Juditha; mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux as Vagaus; mezzo-soprano Diana Moore as Holofernes; soprano Dominique Labelle as Abra; mezzo-soprano Virginia Warnken as Ozias; and the Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, Director.

7:30 PM
2345 Channing Way (entrance near Dana and Durant Sts.), Berkeley
$25–$97
510-642-9988, Tickets

University of California Alumni Chorus, Dr. Mark Sumner, Conductor
MD 1936
“Gems of the Mexican Baroque.” Music from Spanish Colonial Mexico and early California. The mass service of Juan Bautista Sancho’s Misa de Los Angeles serves as the framework for a program including 17th- and 18th-century works by Antonio de Salazar, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, and arrangements of traditional hymns and sacred works of the period. The concert will also include instrumental folk music from the 18th- and 19th-century mission scene and traditional Spanish songs of California. With William García Ganz, keyboards, and Los Arribeños de San Francisco, a group of musicians expert in the performance practice of the period of the California missions.

4 PM
Mission Dolores Basilica
3321 16 St. (at Dolores), San Francisco
$15/$10/$6
http://ucacapril2014.eventbrite.com, 510-642-3880